Friday, August 31, 2007

"Cottage" on N. Broadway

Year Round Residence

A year round residence,
but the hitching post is only placed out front, in August.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Back = Front... Front = Back

This picture below shows this house, as seen from the street....
This picture below, shows this house, as seen from the back ally, over a high stone wall...
If you compare them, you'll notice that the back yard view, has a more ornate facade. Four pillars and two porches and the like. What you see from the street, just has one little ol' door. And that was for a purpose.

Years ago, the man who built this home, was mad at the city for some reason. And he built his home, with its back to the street. And its front, turned to the back yard, and away from the street. He was figuratively "turning his back on the city." Really.
Isn't that an interesting tid-bit? :-)

I love stuff like this...

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Just north of 'The Lipton Tea House'

And this house is just North of 'The Lipton Tea House.'
For some years, it has been split up into apartments.
But a couple of years ago, it was purchased and restored to its single family dwelling status. And is lived in, all year long.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Not all, are cared for well...

This carriage house is just being left to fall apart and down. So, so, so, so sad. -sigh- Especially since it's very unique. Bahh humbug on the owner....

The small house below, is actually being slowly restored by the present owner...
Very slowly, but there is still hope. It's not just left to 'rack and ruin.'

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

"The Lipton Tea" House

I call this house 'The Lipton Tea House' because 45+ years ago, when we bought our corner drug store, we delivered meds to an old lady who lived there. And she was a Lipton Tea heiress. No matter who has owned it since, I still call it
the 'Lipton Tea House.' :-)

Yes, this too is a "Summer Cottage," which has been a year around residence for some time.

Year Round Residence

A "Summer Cottage," but lived in, year round.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Hitching Posts

I know, I cut some 'heads' off! -grin-

Hitching Posts... Most with racing silks colors... Only put out in Racing Season...
A bit of a tease now days, as not only those who really race, have them out front.
But we know the 'real' ones, as they are in front of the Summer "Cottages" which are only open and used, during Racing Season.

Two Balconies....

Two very small balconies, on either side of the large circular window...

Friday, August 17, 2007

One of many streams...

One of many streams, which 'meander' through the Park.

Italian Gardens...

Thursday, August 16, 2007

"Spit 'n Spat" :-))))



Wednesday, August 15, 2007

"The Spirit Of Life"

Daniel Chester French's "The Spirit of Life" began as a commission for a memorial to Spencer Trask (1844-1909). Trask was a summer resident in Saratoga Springs, New York and a founder of the committee which was charged with renewing the city's reputation as a health resort. Saratoga Springs was, and remains, known for its fine spring water.

Henry Bacon designed the setting for French's statue. It was designed with a reflecting pool, and can be contemplated from a stone bench on a little raised stone platform, in front of it {and out of the picture}. The only other statue/setting on which French and Bacon collaborated is
the Lincoln Memorial, in Washington DC.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Remember 'The Lady in the Snow'?

Remember 'The Lady In The Snow'?

Here she is, in Summer...

She is "The Spirit Of Life," and I'll tell about her, in tomorrow's entry.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Sunday, in the park...

Have a picnic...

Feed the ducks... Although they are not supposed to...

Thursday, August 9, 2007

And more lobbey...



Sunday, August 5, 2007

More 'Adelphi' lobby


Continuation of lobby pics...


Inside 'The Adelphi' lobby...

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Inside 'The Adelphi' lobby...