Color Your World 2018: 120 Days of Crayola – Navy Blue

Navy Blue Holiday Window

Lord & Taylor Window, December 2016, New York City

A 2016 Christmas window in Lord & Taylor’s Manhattan flagship store (for the moment). Lord & Taylor is the oldest department store in the United States, its first store opening in 1824 in New York City. In 1914, it moved into its Fifth Avenue store, which is well known for its Christmas windows. Declines in the department store retail sector and the rise of  internet shopping resulted in the 2017 sale of the Manhattan main store to a shared economy startup called WeWork. Lord & Taylor will lease about a quarter of the space for a store. The rest will be given over to shared working spaces for gig economy workers and bright young entrepreneurs who need lounges with bars, game tables, and fancy water in order to feel comfortable at work.

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Color Your World 2018: 120 Days of Crayola – Manatee

Manatee in Madrid

Cast iron railing, Madrid, Spain

 

Join Jennifer’s Color Your World 2018: 120 Days of Crayola, a 4 month (January 1, 2018 to April 30, 2018) blogging challenge event. Each day has a new color theme based on a past or current crayon color in Crayola’s box of 120 crayons.

A Photo A Week: Under Glass

Objet D’Art

17th-century Decorative Arts, Ewer, The Louvre, Paris, France

Most of the vases now in the Louvre came from the former French royal collection. This hardstone ewer, produced by 17th-century Parisian goldsmith Pierre Delabarre c. 1630-35, is made from a damaged antique carved sard vase.  Sard is a  brownish-red type of chalcedony. Missing parts are concealed by the enameled gold mount studded with semi-precious stones.  The lid is surmounted by a helmeted head of Minerva.

 

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Travel Theme: Gleaming

Gleaming in the Grand Bazaar

Gleaming Lamps in the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey

Gleaming Lamps in the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey

Travel Theme: Gleaming

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