images: all via my instagram
1. building on 2nd St, Philadelphia
2. 30th St. Station, Philadelphia
3 & 4. vintage typewriters
5. 7-9 East 72nd St, Manhattan
6. 9 East 72nd Street, Manhattan
7. closeup of door: 9 East 72nd St, Manhattan
8. The Lotos Club at 5 East 66th St, Manhattan by Richard Howland Hunt
Note on 5, 6, 7: -- for more information on what I believe to be one of the most beautiful homes in Manhattan (7-9 East 72nd St.), click here and here. Originally two separate homes -- each a masterpiece in its own right -- they have since been joined to form the largest private residence in NYC. (There's quite a history in between, as you might expect.) These two gilded age beauties were designed by different architects. The Jennings home (the "smaller" one on the left) was designed by Flagg & Chambers, and finished in 1899, whereas the Sloane home (right) was designed by Carrere & Hastings, and completed in 1896. Both are examples of the Beaux-Arts style that reigned during this time...and leaves us with some of our most beautiful architecture to date.
"I didn't want to disturb the silence around it, I suppose, or betray it by turning it into a story."
- Nicole Krauss