Monday, March 31, 2008
Looking south down Park Avenue, you see the MetLife building behind Grand Central Station. No, it has nothing to do with the New York Mets baseball team, silly. MetLife happens to be a major insurance company. "Get Met, it pays" or something like that. Anyway, I wish that building didn't exist because Park Avenue canyon photos could look so much better.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
A little walk through a Jersey City (New Jersey) neighborhood yields this sidewalk scene--red fire hydrant with a silver top, no extra charge. This part of Jersey City, I keep telling you, is right across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan. Yes, one stop on the PATH train. Go for it!
Oh, and, the wall with the tree shadow may become a window soon, according to the shopkeeper there. So, enjoy things while you can.
Friday, March 28, 2008
Feeling dog tired in this dog-eat-dog world? Well, stop with that hang dog expression and bone up! Of course, we can't all be a New York-ie, carried around like a princess. Bitch!
Don't hound me. I've gone to the dogs. Yes, I'm going there--who let the dogs out?
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
One of the greatest Americans of All Time, ladies and gentlemen, Benjamin Franklin! You smarties out there will enjoy the little extra provided by the sculptor--the keys all over the surface of the big bust.
The impact he made on his world and ours would take too much space here. He invented the lightning rod, the glass harmonica, the Franklin stove, bifocal glasses, and the flexible urinary catheter. "Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise", indeed.
Monday, March 10, 2008
I went to Philadelphia this weekend and bring you a souvenir. This statue depicts Commodore John Barry, who on today's date, March 10th, defeated the British in the last naval battle of the American Revolutionary War in 1783.
You can see Independence Hall in the background.