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.

4 Responses to “plaza”

  1. thenextstopwillbe Says:

    where was this? is it the base of a lamppost or something? very nice pic!

  2. boodely Says:

    I think it is the base of a lamppost – it was one of a pair framing the entrance on 59th.

  3. Ellen Says:

    As always I love the rich contrasts you notice: business man & the girls lemonade stand, the plaza in a moment of transition, the ornate and the ordinary…

  4. jude Says:

    always an eye for detail…..

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