Monday, April 19, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday

Probably the most famous NYC meeting spot was
"under the clock at the Biltmore." It's where J.D. Salinger 
used to meet New Yorker editor Wallace Shawn 
(and he took Holden Caulfield there too). But
since the Biltmore is no more—gutted in 1981 despite
its landmark status—we'll just have to meet here in the
Center Lobby of the Waldorf Astoria, under this beautiful clock,
 instead. It was created for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, 
stands 9 feet tall, and weighs two tons. Around the
base are likenesses of Washington, Cleveland, Harrison,
Lincoln, Grant, Franklin, Jackson, and Queen Victoria. Every
quarter hour, the clock sounds the Westminster Chimes.

[See more Mellow Yellow here.]


  1. & the statue of Liberty up top to boot! Love this & quite fun to enlarge too.

  2. If you have your heart set on meeting someone under that Biltmore clock in your link there is a possibility of making that happen if you find yourself here in SoCal at Pershing Square, L.A., Millenneum Biltmore Hotel, Rendezvous Court. I wonder if it resembles the New York Biltmore clock.

    I think I could get a nosebleed in that rarefied atmosphere myself. Ah, this is getting to be more like it. On second thought I think I’ll take your Waldorf Astoria. I’m hungry. And you make the Waldorf Astoria look scrumptous.

  3. Nice post and photo! Happy MYM!

  4. It's quite sensational, Alexa ~ they really wanted to incorporate a lot of elements, didn't they! I'm glad it's being looked after in a gracious establishment.

  5. I wouldn't even mind if someone were late, if I had to wait under THAT clock. Gorgeous.

  6. What a beautiful place to wait for someone...on time or otherwise.

  7. That is cool. Lots of history involved.

    Thanks for sharing♥

  8. Very nice waiting spot. Thanks for sharing this historic clock.


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