Treasure in Manhattan – Morgan Library & Museum

 

dsc_0134

Located on Madison Ave at E. 36th street,  The Morgan Museum and Research Library containing the private holdings of financier J.P Morgan and other benefactors,  is an incomparable collection of original manuscripts, books, paintings, sculptures, cylinder seals and other fine works of literary and imaginary art, accessible to the public in its grandiose historic setting. 

dsc_0152
From the Rotunda, one enters the three-story Morgan Library, as also seen above.

dsc_0142
dsc_0143Thousands of books in pristine condition, date back centuries. One section contains tens of massive bibles, including the Gutenberg. 

dsc_0140
Apparently no expense was spared, as attested in the detail of the ceiling and skylight of this 1906 Manhattan treasure chest.

Below: A large collection of “Cylindrical Seals” are on display, dating back thousands of years. The cylinder, meticulously engraved, would render a relief image when impressed in a soft medium.

dsc_0144

dsc_0145

We enjoyed visiting this museum while in “The City”  last week.

As usual, click on the image for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂

 

Martha’s Vineyard, (Two) – Magnificent Summer Cottages in Oak Bluffs

 

These colorful unique cottages date back to the late nineteenth century within a community of picket fences, pocket parks, and even an outdoor tabernacle. They are found in an intriguing area of shaded narrow streets and pathways ideal for walking.

dsc_0377

dsc_0378

In addition to pondering the value of being a house painter in Oak Bluffs, one would be a bit envious of those who choose to rent here; close to shops, restaurants, waterfront parks and the harbor.

Read more on Wikipedia, here.

As usual, click on the image for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂

 

Roosevelt Island Tramway – New York City

Thanks to our friend Jessica, a resident of remarkable Roosevelt Island, Jeanne and I enjoyed riding The Roosevelt Tramway located just north of the Queens Mid-Town Bridge, aka the 59th Street Bridge, aka the Ed Koch Bridge. This Post contains nine random images from this past Saturday.

DSC_0453 - Version 2 DSC_0442 DSC_0441 DSC_0437 DSC_0436 DSC_0432 DSC_0417 DSC_0399

As usual, thanks for viewing, and comments are always welcome M 🙂

The Woods and The Snow

 

DSC_0606DSC_0050

Whose woods these are I think I know. (mine)
His house is (…behind me) though;
He will not see me stopping here (?)
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

Images taken 10/13/15 and today, 2/5/16.

(Published without permission, but gratitude to Robert Frost.)

As usual, click on the images for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂

Monster Blizzard of 2016 – Images from the Day After

Snow, reaching depths of thirty inches (76 cm) or more was the product of this week-end’s winter storm. Driven for most of 24 hours by powerful north-east winds with the help of an astronomical full moon, disruption and damage was widespread and several major north-east cities were brought to a standstill. 

OK. Alright. Here’s my brief, photographic take on all this mayhem… from the Jersey Shore.

DSC_0120

DSC_0118

DSC_0134

DSC_0121

DSC_0155

As usual, click on images to for higher resolution; and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome.  M 🙂