Category Archives: Architecture

Trendy Slang Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes: Spotted recently at a NYC construction site: I’m surprised they weren’t able to find room for “artisanal” and “bespoke.”

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: A collection of buildings along Lafayette Street in Astor Place, New York City, that I took while on a walking tour. A lot to love about these buildings, but I particularly like their use of color. Why do … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes: New York City’s very grand 240 Centre Street. Finished in 1909, it was originally the headquarters of the New York City Police Department. It was converted to luxury condos in 1988, and is now commonly known as … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The elevator and mailbox in the lobby of the famous Brill Building. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Hiking High Tor

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I usually take a couple of weeks off from work during the summer. One of the things I like to do during those too-brief respites is hike. I don’t know why I like it. Probably because … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes: Here’s a selection of snaps that I took during a recent visit to Phoenix’s wonderfully eccentric, handmade and wayward 18-room, three-level Mystery Castle. It seems like part hippie project, part Italian or Spanish hilltown house, part Southwest Indian … Continue reading

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New York Baseball, Part 1: Yankee Stadium

Blowhard, Esq. writes:   The Yankees recently played the Angels and your correspondent eagerly headed out to the Bronx to take in the new Yankee Stadium for the first time. Here are a few pics I snapped. First place I headed … Continue reading

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