Photo of the day: Hand-written menu at Chanterelle

Chanterelle is a fancy schmancy restaurant in my neighborhood, TriBeCa. Like many restaurants they post their menu in the window, but theirs is completely handwritten and absolutely gorgeous. It immediately tells you something about the kind of service you’ll be getting there. It’s dated to indicate a seasonal menu and embellished with huge descenders. I [Keep Reading…]

Photo of the day: Ferry rates in 1743

Inside the bar at the Beekman Arms Inn in Rhinebeck, NY, we found this list of ferry rates between Newburgh and Fishkill from May 24, 1743. Notice the stuff that people were bringing aboard with them — horse or beast, calf or hogg [sic], sheep or lamb, pail of butter, bushell [sic] of salt or [Keep Reading…]

December Flickr Updates

Not sure if you’ve ever noticed, but there’s a My Photos link in the top nav of this blog that links to my Flickr account. Just spent some time organizing recently uploaded photos into sets. Here are some you might wanna check out: Fly on my window pane From the set: Fly on my window [Keep Reading…]

Sixth Photo Meme

Sometimes people do things for no reason other than to see the outcome. That’s what I think of memes. Someone gets a random ideas, follows through, and then convinces other people to reenact the randomness. Shelley Greenberg a.k.a. The Spotted Duck tagged me in a meme on her blog. This one is called the “sixth [Keep Reading…]