I venture up to 68th Street where I come upon
a statue of Mother Italy by Guiseppe Massari -- Columbus with a rather spinster-prim hat to the right -- and I get to thinking of the female embodiments of countries like Britannia, Lady Liberty and Mother Russia.....and so on
then I stop thinking about that, and go to the Asia Society for lunch, where looking up the stairs is vertiginous and reminds me of the Guggenheim a bit...
the dessert is very small and very good (see scale of mint leaves)
on the right is chocolate banana bread pudding
|in the 60's
the little dog is looking out of the window at his perfect heather-and-hellebore miniature garden.
|Madison Square Park and 23rd Street
On the way home there were all sorts of delays and cops all over the place because President Obama was in town.