Saturday, July 13, 2024

A SPECIAL DAY

 

Hard to believe, but today is Mrs. C’s 80th birthday and she is in fabulous shape. (She is my senior, but not by enough to matter. Doing better than me in some ways.) We  have been married 50 years and have had some great adventures together. She is seen here holding Buddhist prayer flags on some godforsaken plateau in Tibet. I’m hoping for many more years with her. She makes my life complete.            

STL DPB IN NEW YORK - CHRYSLER BUILDING

 

One of my favorite pieces of American architecture, the Art Deco crown of the Chrysler Building. It was briefly the world’s tallest building until the Empire State surpassed it. Hard to believe it is 94 years old. The Wikipedia article suggests it isn’t doing so well.   

Oh, and in today’s New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/12/realestate/chrysler-building-manhattan.html           

Friday, July 12, 2024

STL DPB IN NEW YORK - INFINITE REGRESSION

 

Back at The Summit, the all-mirrored observation areas on the 91st to 93rd floors of One Vanderbilt, the newish mega-tall structure that blocks the afternoon light on the western side of Grand Central Station. The 92nd floor is something of a mezzanine, not reaching to the broad southern windows and overlooking the full-size floor below. The eastern and western side of the 92nd have mirrored circular tubes through the floor, with mirrors above, below and beside. As if there wasn’t enough vertigo.                       

Thursday, July 11, 2024

STL DPB IN NEW YORK - ANOTHER PRETTY BUG

 

Another from the Butterfly Vivarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. The inhabitants can have a sense of drama.                   

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

STL DPB IN NEW YORK - REPOSE


I loved going to the American Museum of Natural History when I was a kid. There are lots of new things since my last visit decades ago. One is an indoor butterfly room they call the Vivarium. It’s hard to get one of them to stand still and pose but this worked. We think the circle is its rolled up proboscis.                

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

STL DPB IN NEW YORK - STREET FOOD

 

Street photography in Manhattan. Food carts like these are ubiquitous and they have quite a varied menu. There is a trailer hitch on one side to tow them in and out. No nutrition labels.