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Friday’s Thought – On Architecture

“Architecture is the thoughtful making of space.”

(Louis Kahn)

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Friday’s Thought – Ornaments

pink-wall-with-lanterns

“The building’s identity resided in the ornament.”

(Louis Sullivan)

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Friday’s Thought – Theme and Variations

architectural-detail-on-cpw-building

“Satisfaction lies in mindful repetition, the discovery of endless richness in subtle variations on familiar themes.”

(George B. Leonard)

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My Favorite Things – Castles in the Sky

Which is pretty much how many of the majestic buildings along Central Park West have been looking in these last days of fall.  Without further ado, here are some of my best photos from this week:

san-remo-towers-on-a-fall-day

blue-and-yellows-on-a-crisp-fall-day-in-nyc

sunlit-fall-foliage-in-central-park

water-tower-on-the-upper-west-side-framed-by-fall-foliage

art-deco-building-through-the-fall-foliage

architectural-details-on-the-upper-west-side

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Friday’s Thoughts – On Patterns

green arched windows and firescape in Soho

“To understand is to perceive patterns.”

(Isaiah Berlin)

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My Favorite Things – A Walk Around the Reservoir

After a particularly long day of performing yesterday – a matinee on Broadway followed by an evening show at New York City Ballet – I needed a break from sitting and made time for a long walk around the reservoir today.  Here’s what I saw…

through the trees on the reservoir

red roses

colorful flowers along the reservoir

pink roses

cloudy day along the reservoir

duck swimming in the reservoir

rushes around the Jackio O reservoir

East side along the Jackie O reservoir

big turtle swimming in the Jackie O reservoir

birds atop one of the Jackie O reservoir buildings

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My Favorite Things – A Luncheon in the Clouds

Yesterday I caught up with a good friend over lunch.  She suggested we meet at Robert, the ninth floor restaurant in Columbus Circle’s Museum of Arts and Design.

If you’re hurrying by the sleek facade of the Museum of Arts and Design, you could easily overlook this gem.

Museum of Art and Design at Columbus Circle

But if you’ve got good eyesight (or a zoom lens!) you’ll notice that that this restaurant on the southwest corner of Central Park has an incredible vantage point.

Photo of the restaurant Robert from the outside

 The menu is cheery and straight forward…

Robert wine menu

With clean and fresh flavors that are matched by the airy and light ambiance.

Restaurant Robert decor

orchid vases at restaurant Robert

I ordered the endive and apple salad with chicken…

Endive and apple salad with chicken at restaurant Robert

(And loved every bite!)

Tables by the window are booked weeks in advance…

View looking north from restaurant Robert

But even if you can’t nab one of those, you’ll still be guaranteed a great view!

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