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Octagon Houses And Utopian Dreams

Octagon Houses And Utopian Dreams

The winding staircase pictured above suggests it leads to the heavens, but it wasn’t designed to reach the stars; actually, it is a stairway to Utopia. It’s a beautiful...

Portlandia, the icon that isn’t

Portlandia, the icon that isn’t

  Update: The Portland Building was reconstructed and reopened in 2020. What would Wall Street be without its massive charging bull? Probably just another New York...

Postcards from Surreal Places

Postcards from Surreal Places

Last summer while I was traveling  in the Hudson Valley, NY and poking around in antique shops, I stumbled upon this 1986 tear-out book of postcards by Michael...

Inside Russel Wright’s Manitoga

Inside Russel Wright’s Manitoga

In my previous post, I focused on the grounds surrounding  Manitoga, Russel Wright's garden. In this post, I'm taking you inside his house. Russel Wright (1904-1976)...

Russel Wright’s Manitoga Garden

Russel Wright’s Manitoga Garden

Scientists say the sense of smell has the strongest power to bring back memories. That was true for me from the minute I stepped off the plane in Albany, New York. The...