Monday, January 31, 2011
Part of a series of bronze friezes on the side of a building in Cape Town, SA. I have no idea from whence they date or who created them (or even which building they grace), but I liked the African imagery. It struck me as odd in a city that generally tries to keep Africa at a distance in favor of ersatz Britannia.
I'm not sure who was responsible for the wonderful bronze doors at the Madison Belmont building, 181 Madison at 34th St., New York City, but the 17-story building itself is the product of Warren & Wetmore, 1925.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Century City was the back lot for 20th-Century Fox until the studio had to sell it to make up for its losses on Cleopatra. Later, the buildings were used as part of the set for Conquest of the Planet of the Apes.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Okay, so neither the shopping nor the eating are as good as in Munich, but Zurich is my new favorite airport for ease of use and fast connections. It's also a rather handsome place to spend time, with nice lounges scattered throughout and cool architecture and design everywhere.