30 March 2011

Red Scarf

Walking down Fifth Avenue the other weekend, I came upon the Richard Morris Hunt Memorial that is across the street from the Frick Collection. Wrapped around Hunt's neck was a red scarf, perhaps placed there by an anonymous fan to ward off the cold weather that we seem unable to shake.

Hunt was an important 19th century architect who helped shape the look of New York City, including the creation of the Great Hall at the Met. He also designed the Breakers in Newport, RI, my favourite of the Newport mansions. I like to think he'd appreciate this addition to his memorial—a bit of colour to make the design pop.

Photo by Michele.

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