January 22, 2013

New York High

Even through the mist New York shines on...
A glimpse of many originals...

The Flatiron Building to the far right - 1902
The Metropolitan Life Building with the clock - 1909
The New York Life Building with the gold top - 1926

The Chrysler Building among the fog or smog...
Built in 1931 this fondly known art deco building is still the tallest brick building 
in the world today.  The debate of the tallest building in the world though was a
short lived reality.  The Queensboro Bridge seems to emerge out of the 
Chrysler Building. 

Where's Waldo?
I'm not certain you'll find Waldo here but you will find a few water towers
among the building tops.  I can count to at least 50 -  how about you?

The New York Life Building
The gold leaf top shines above all.

--It seems like Insurance companies helped build and design most of NYC

The Flat Iron Building


January 21, 2013

New York Public Library

 A Good Booke
 is the precious lifeblood of a
 master spirit embalmed and treasured
 up on purpose to a life beyond life
                                         -John Milton

At every age in history the idea of censorship has been a source of contention.
 Even back in 1643 in England the subject presented contention in Parliament. 
 Even 300+ years later this same debate arises dealing with books,
 music, newspapers, and life in general.  

John Milton, from “Areopagitica.” Milton wrote his tract in response to the Licensing Act of 1643,
 which had conferred upon Parliament the power to censor books before publication.
 Having devoted most of his energies in the 1640s to politics and pamphleteering,
 he began his masterwork Paradise Lost in the late 1650s.
 He was blind while composing it and died at the age of sixty-five in 1674.

Moses showing his human frustration with the Hebrew people.

A mother and son sharing their earliest bond over a book.

-The first printed Bible-

Gutenberg Showing a Proof to the Elector of Mainz, which depicts Johann Gutenberg 
showing a proof of his Bible to Adolph of Nassau, Elector of Mainz.
 This panel shows the great innovation that ushered in the modern world--Gutenberg's
 invention of the printing press and moveable type in about 1450.
 Printing made the dissemination of information and ideas fast and inexpensive,
 and so changed communication forever. Gutenberg's first printed book was the Bible,
 and the Library owns one of the forty-eight known copies.

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January 7, 2013

New York Public Library

I'll call  her Delicate
I tried many times to find out more of Delicate to no avail.
There is a small plaque to the left of her but I failed to capture it.
If anyone knows her real name or her history please share?

Beauty sits upon Pegasus

Above Beauty are these words:
Old yet ever new
Eternal Voice
and inward word
These words are from a poem by Whittier called Shadow and the Light

Meet Patience.  One of two lions protecting the Library since 1911. Fortitude is the name
of the other twin lion.

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January 5, 2013

New York Public Library

Look up Look down
Beauty all around

Grand Granite

Exquisite Entry and Exit

Decked out for the Holidays

Even the hallways are works of art!

January 1, 2013

New York Public Library

The New York Public Library
An enduring building.

A welcoming light.

A great reading lamp?

Even if you're not an avid reader this library makes you feel like you need a little more knowledge.