Oh my. I was so focused on our own hectic schedules and timelines that a crucial detail escaped me. I seem to have scheduled my son’s birthday party on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Drat. I hope that doesn’t put anyone off. Life does go on. My son is proof of that. He was only a toddler when the towers fell and now he’s nearly a teenager. But now I’m thinking about that bizarre morning commute. I clearly remember dropping the boy off at daycare and listening to MPR on the car radio when details of the attacks were being pieced together. I walked into my office just in time to catch the live coverage on the kitchen televisions.
To make up for that downer, how about five (or more) really wonderful things?
- The beautiful Tomorrowland series by Ben Sandler - the future as seen from the 1950s - accurately described as “Mad Men and Brazil rolled into one.”
- I feel like I’ve seen this before but I still love it - Andrew Bush’s series Vector Portraits - taken while he drove the city streets and freeways of LA. Some photos were taken while stopped in traffic while others were shot while traveling at speeds of 20 to 70 miles per hour. The photographer rigged a medium-format roll-film camera and flash to the passenger side door of his car to capture the portraits of other drivers (via too much chocolate)
- New York 1940s in color…and a lost Alfred Hitchcock film has been found in New Zealand.
- Things the Doctor Really Said When Called About the Monkeys Jumping On the Bed.
- Honey, Stop The Car: Monuments That Move You
And speaking of lost time…somehow I missed this recent story: “Revealed after 60 years… the real Green Lady whose face is on a million living room walls” (via Isabel Samaras) I have a Vladmir Tretchikoff print of my own, in my bedroom, but it’s of his “Miss Wong” model.