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We’ve been home for five days and still I’m posting pictures of our little vacation. Clearly I was in dire need of a break.
I took pictures of our room at the Country Squire. As I was looking at them, deciding which to post, I noticed the connections between some of the details:
Speaking of details – we visited Olana, Frederic Church’s house overlooking the Hudson.
The building is covered in ornament, inside and out. It reminded me of the work of Horta and Charles Rennie Macintosh; complete design with all the elements considered in unison. Makes me want to create a home that is in itself a work of art.
Unfortunately the guide was most specific in her veto of indoor photography and, as per usual with these things, none of the postcards or books in the gift shop showed enough of the detailed stenciling and carving that I wanted to run home and emulate. A six-month stenciling obsession nipped in the bud.
This’ll be my last “I’m in love with Hudson” post. I think. I’ll try.
“Be here now. Be here now…”
I came out of the subway on 59th Street. To my left a business man was handing cash to some children at a lemonade stand. To my right the Plaza Hotel, wrapped in scaffolding for it’s transformation into million-dollar shoe box condos. The monogrammed linens and dishes were auctioned off long ago, but outside there is still this:
Maybe the little girls were raising money to save Eloise‘s home.