Archive for nostalgia
on the media bandwagon for the opening of the beautiful
Another Sydell Group Special
old school Jacques Garcia
Photos : © Benoit Linero
making a silhouette of the
[and putting it in an oval frame!]
“In America, Silhouettes were highly popular from about 1790 to 1840. The invention of the camera signaled the end of the Silhouette as a widespread form of portraiture.”
I am such a sucker for a sweet nostalgic treat.
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forward to a Greenpoint Summer with a
’expected to complete construction in spring 2012′
very exciting — and a far cry from the good old days…
Photos : McCarren Park Pool 1937
(and long-ago place)
locking myself in my parents bedroom to watch
on network TV each Thursday night
with these wonderful
The Double-R mug is doing my head in.
[Its been 20 years?]
it was the best show ever.
And yes, I read the secret diary of Laura Palmer.
a little this weekend, and once again, was subjected to the incredible architectural devestation that happened to poor Penn Station in 1963-1968.
I know its an old story in New York, but no matter how many times I experience the result I still feel some shock, and actual sadness despite never having seen the original. I also feel that familiar feeling I get when I’m on a frontage road, near a strip mall, or in a parking garage…that modernity has seriously betrayed us.
They actually tore it down.
Now I know at the moment its all in fashion to be nostalgic. The Edison bulbs (aka hipster beacons) hanging above every bar, cocktails like ‘The Moscow Mule’ becoming common place on drink lists, any number of little things (that I happen to love) to remind us of the cozy dimly-lit, much less antiseptic time in this city. However, nothing does my head in like imagining coming home from Philadelphia to the original Pennsylvania Station.
“Any city gets what it admires, will pay for and ultimately, deserves. Even when we had Penn Station, we couldn’t afford to keep it clean. We want and deserve tin-can architecture in a tinhorn culture. And we will probably be judged not by the monuments we build, but those we have destroyed.”
“Farewell to Penn Station,” New York Times editorial, October 30, 1963
Love the 2nd episode in Season 3 of Mad Men when Sterling Cooper takes on the subject.
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