Monday, April 20, 2009

Books for Children Run Amok Downtown

ps. these windows weren't really anything to do with children's books......
they just looked like them....sort of......


Alice wears a chic black dress and a blank expression.
But shouldn't she be playing in a garden?



Can't which book exactly-- but surely if they added a beret
this would be the costume of M. Le French Artist circa 1953.



Has Babar turned green and moved to the the
Meatpacking district from Celesteville?

Witches, of course, are never fat in fairy tales.
That's why they are so eager to devour children.
In the grown-up world things are different.
(See below.)


25 comments:

  1. Surely that's not Alice in the black dress! Times have changed.

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  2. oh wow -- I'm LOVING that first picture especially! Only in New Yawk.

    Well, it could be in a few other cities, but I prefer to fantasize that it's only New York because I love New York. *giggle*

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  3. I enjoy the creativity envolved in putting together store front windows.

    My kids adored Babar! (and so did I)

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  4. I love books for children! I read and buy them for myself in fact, they are often so beautiful. It's a great idea to adorn shop windows with characters from the books, I wish I could see it!

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  5. Fun use of the pix you shot whilst a wander with me on Saturday ...

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  6. Oh Babar was my favorite. What a great idea for the shop windows - very intriguing!

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  7. Even poor Alice has been brainwashed into thinking she needs a little black dress.

    Love the last shot.

    Nice "thinking with pictures" post.

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  8. rather fond of fat witches...! great shots! comme toujours. xxx j

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  9. look at your amazing windows..

    I like the new look of Babar!!

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  10. that bow thingy can ONLY be a costume! - the fat witch logo is very cool!

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  11. My, Elizabeth you found some great shots here. As usual of course.

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  12. green molded plastic Babar- adorable but ...Children's classics needn't undergo such "creative" torture, though I would have that green plastic molded thing in a heart beat...I would re name it- Rabab. and then all would be right.

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  13. You made me smile this rainy day, Elizabeth!

    I love "Fat Witch" brownies!

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  14. Great post and great photos! I love them and right, only in New Yawk! and I love it, too! Fun and colorful! Thanks and have a great week!

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  15. Love these photos!! Esp the first one!
    Wow! Hope you are having a great day Elizabeth!!
    Hugs & love
    from Texas,
    Constance

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  16. I remember being most impressed with New York shop window displays on my short visit. They are such works of art. This is a great collection, especially the Alice window.

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  17. Isn't that supposed to be the 'off with her head' RED QUEEN, not Alice? It's a long time since I read Lewis Caroll!

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  18. Cool elephant, Elizabeth! I was wondering if you had taken a walk through the meatpacking district.

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  19. I can see how you made the connection!

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  20. It's in the cards - Alice needed a change and Barbar has morning sickness. It HAS run amok!

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  21. Great captures, Elizabeth! I now want to go and make a whole troop of playing card people to hang in my studio! Love that huge bowtie - what a 'statement' that would make if one wore such a thing to an opening....

    'A Fortunate Child' arrived yesterday - so exciting. I do love the way the little girl looks up from the cover with those big blue eyes and a slight smile as if to say "Well? Are you ready?" Yes I am - can't wait to read it!

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I look forward to hearing from you!