Thursday, January 28, 2010

Things I saw going through the West Village today


From Bottom to Top: I want to go to Manhole 127; Grand Street Station; Ornate lamppost; Tree pussy; Mulligan Place - I so want to live there!; The Veuve Cliquot Traveler - I so want one; Ornaments of the NYPL; The Bigelow Building; The Marquis at the Monster; L'il Bikes; #36; Great light fixture; Happy; Protesting Asians.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Madison Avenue, Midtown East

From Bottom to Top: Great Gothic door handles on a church; Beautiful pilaster detailing on the same church; Excellent fence fobs; Two different Twenties; Copper church plaque; Fence detailing from the Morgan Library; The room I would die for; the cherub laden entrance to the Polish Consulate; Tanner and Jan Kass playing chess; Reliefs from a building on Madison.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Tuesday on Stagg Walk

From Bottom to Top: Wine store mural; RIP Antonio; Small useless window; Green building; Playground porpoise fountain #1; Random toilet; Utilitarian design at the Green School; Original copper and marble doors and fixtures at the Green School; destroyed light post at the Green School; Stagg Walk signage; Imprisoned playground porpoise fountain #2; Diseased tree; Horrible chair.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Today's "Give It Up...Really" Award goes to...Mel Gibson

Having been subjected to far too many movie ads for "Edge of Darkness", I am compelled to award today's "Give It Up...Really" Award to Mel Gibson. I think this over-the-hill anti-Semite might best use his time hiding rather than trying to convince us he is still an action hero. Every scene in the trailer features HIM and HIM alone, descending upon some "villian", save for the one scene where he cradles his dead daughter (shot from afar, mind you). Come on, you really think you've still got the MOJO? Watching the brief bit I did made me uncomfortable - the same way I felt when I was approached by an "older" woman at Barney's in a too-tight dress, resembling a sausage casing, and she asked me if it was too tight. HELL YES! Mel...I'll give you "The Road Warrior", but that's all you get after your Mad Max millions went to making "The Passion of the Christ" - nuff said. Mel Gibson...Give It Up...Really.