Sunday, February 28, 2010

The view from one of my room's windows where I stayed in Beacon.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Here's my room, very nice, especially the bath, which I didn't shoot.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Spent the night in Beacon at this B&B, the second floor round room.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

This, and yesterday's, photo were taken from the train to Beacon, NY.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Internet was out, snow's on the way, so let's take a summer vacation.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Another older image of the Battery, the star of this photo is the clouds.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Shot the same evening as the image from 2 posts ago, love the water.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Another Battery image from a few years ago. this is my desktop, looks so different without my icons all over it. PS, I finished my novel today.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

New Jersey seen from the Battery, sun was still shining at 5PM today.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Here's an older closeup of those Battery Park buildings, I just realized I missed my 1st year blog anniversary, hope I don't hit the hump now.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

This is an older picture of the post 9/11 Battery, with none of the new buildings erected to replace the fallen ones up yet. The ones to the far right are clearly visible in the engulfing image from yesterday's post.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Another of the recent 9/11 images, you may recognize those buildings being engulfed from many of the photographs I have posted this year.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

There is a group of newly released images from 9/11 shot from one of the NYPD helicopters that have been circulating, at least in New York. They are much closer to what I experienced that morning watching it from the street, I find this particular photograph especially haunting.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Cold but not wickedly so, snow is melting already, still dark at 5PM.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

My holiday job at the Plaza Hotel which was suppose to be over right after Christmas ended today. Funny, I only had one last picture taken there to show you, so here they are one more time, those fabulous fish.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

This Stieff T-Rex is my fave thing in the shop, alas he does not growl.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Plaza Gift Shop's best sellers, velour or waffle weave, gold logo robes.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Plaza cap and cashmere sweatshirt, if I said Leo would you get it?

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Now, for my usual view of the Plaza, here is a bathroom for the staff.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

A few years after the Plaza was finished, they bought the townhouse next door and tore it down to add an extension. It starts beyond that balcony. You wouldn't even notice unless you were told where to look.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Originally this was the main entrance to the Plaza coming in from Central Park, but since they did the recent renovations, it is now the lobby for the half of the building that has the permanent residents and is no longer open to the public. In fact, I took this through a glass wall.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Palm Court ceiling, in the old days it was originally a skylight, now it is, as I understand it, back lit. Today the Palm Court and the Terrace Room were full of wildly expensive pianos for some big event.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Yesterday's hall from the other end, that's old the Edwardian Room.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The lobby is behind those mirrored doors, Palm Court is on the right.

Monday, February 1, 2010

To the right of yesterday's image is the check-in desk, and obviously you can come to the Plaza with enormous backpacks as your luggage.