All night I couldn't sleep
Thinking about all the joy that I couldn't keep
All these holes in my heart, it just seeps
I've been pierced more times than I can speak
Got another hole from a friend last week
Lord, Lord, why so many holes in me
Then I saw the hands that were holding me
He said I know you
Son, I got holes too
Before the first snowfall, it was starting to look very gray already...By the end of the day, I could no longer see anything outside of my office window. It was all snow in front of me. Or horrendous traffic behind me. ❄️😏 #winteriscoming#winterishere
So, my post about Heavenly Bodies @metmuseum was pretty popular a few weeks ago. Would you like a post about the new Delacroix exhibition? I always feel a little awkward posting about art because I believe that people should come and experience it themselves, but I realize that it’s quite hard to get to NYC (or Paris). Let me know what you think! I took pictures of my favorites and would be happy to share.
The City College of New York (CCNY) was founded in 1847 and was the first free public institution of higher education in the U.S. I read somewhere that it was called “Harvard for poor people,” which made me laugh even though it’s mean 😆. Originally in downtown Manhattan on Lexington Avenue at 23rd Street, CCNY moved to its current uptown location in 1907 (Convent Avenue between 130th and 141st streets). The 36-acre Neo-Gothic campus was designed by George Browne Post and, as you can see, the buildings are absolutely stunning. I felt like I was in another world when I was there. The alumni list is very interesting: Henry Kissinger, Colin Powell, Stanley Kubrick, Ira Gershwin, Alfred Stieglitz, Mario Puzo, and Jonas Salk to name a few. Then there’s Ralph Lauren (who dropped out), Woody Allen (who “briefly attended”), and Julius Rosenberg (who was executed for espionage during the Cold War). Fascinating!
📸 Color pics by me. The rest are (1) Byron Collection, 1908 (3) Ewing Galloway, 1925 (5) Library of Congress ca.1910-1915.