Saturday, April 23, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
of a southern belle!
Here are three stages in the very short life of a magnolia bloom.
Everything about her is grand: the sparkling pure white when she first blooms, the extremely strong and at the same time gentle lemony perfume, the super fast shape and color transformation, the shedding of the stamens...
I have an enormous magnolia tree in the front of my house and right now through its countless enormous blooms is giving me a true spectacle of beauty, of life and death...
Saturday, April 2, 2011
... in New York of course!
It takes place every Sunday: outdoors in the summer, indoors in the winter. The outdoors' location allows for a huge number of sellers, a large scale display of goods, a grander possibility of finding whatever your heart desires. The winter season's indoor location though is what makes my heart beat faster and the feel of being within the walls of this architectural gem from a long gone era overshadows any treasure hunt's high and makes me feel on top of the world!
So here is a photographic display of goods available for sale and glimpses of the marble inlaid floors, iron work and brass ornamental figures and motifs adorning the building.
The flea market's winter home is the space of what was The Williamsburg Savings Bank, at the Brooklyn Clock Tower.