Yearly Archives: 2013

Charlotte Airport:NC

Posted in Observations, Signage, Travel |

Is it my imagination or are people getting friendlier at the airports? Still nice to have an airline lounge to escape to for layovers which are almost always inevitable these days, especially having risen at 5:15 to start the journey.

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T F Green Airport: Providence,RI

So glad to have a full explanation of how these driers work. Off to North Carolina. A new attitude toward heading south after seeing 12 Years A Slave last week.

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Private Home:Lyme,CT

Posted in Decor, Dining, Homes |

A year since I have dunes in this unheated former hunting cabin by a lake. It has new flooring in the kitchen (checkerboard teal and tan) and in the tiny bathroom(green flecked with white). It was as warm as toast with a fire blazing, pistou simmering and friends laughing. A spirited evening indeed.

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Bowery Theater:Manhattan

Here's a cherry sign I have not come across before. Sets the tone for the play I saw- Buyer and Cellar. Sometimes it is fun not to know anything about what you are going to see other than its tone which, in this case, was hilarious. Just go.

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Little Owl:Manhattan

Posted in Decor, Dining, Out & About |

Originally was going to attach a photo of the restroom sign which says LOO, but then I opened the door and saw the RED toilet. How could I resist? This is a tiny and charming west village eatery. The food did not live up to its reputation for me, but was fine and nicely presented. Not sure why the water glasses have red roosters on them rather than owls, but I had a set just like them years ago, so they evoked a pleasant nostalgia.

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Long Wharf Theater: New Haven,CT

These trough sinks are all the rage. I like the look, but being so shiny white and with overbright lighting, feels a bit like an operating scrub room. Overall the renovations here are most welcome, especially the new seats. Steve Martin's adaptation of The Underpants was entertaining and humorous. Wish he had been in the stage. Sigh.

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Brewklyn: Brooklyn, NY

This might be the first public 'bath room' sign I have seen. The Brooklyn version of Stabucks- everyone on their computer working away to organic beverages and piped in Zen music. Totally under 40 crowd.

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Metropolitan Museum: Manhattan

Posted in Art, Out & About, Signage |

Good to know the museum has back up restrooms! Here I am at the Met for the second day in a row. Yesterday I went to see the Balthus exhibition- Cats and Girls- which I liked a lot. Then back today for a lecture by the curator which was free and so informative.

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New York Historical Society: Manhattan

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Past and present in one sign. Well done! Here to see The Armory Show at 100 exhibit. Promises to be terrific.

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Alitalia #610:Rome, Italy

Posted in Observations, Travel |

Someone splashed water in this pack of tissues which makes it sort of interesting. 16 hours in Rome is only enough to remind me if what an amazing city it is. Our ancestral past on almost every street. Ciao Bella. A presto.

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