November 8, 2019

"Beautiful things are being destroyed all the time."

18 comments:

chuck said...

>"Beautiful things are being destroyed all the time."

Robert Moses smiles.

MadisonMan said...

I notice Bob Dylan on the interior of the front door (At first I thought it was Tom Baker, Doctor Who #4).
I would not call that beautiful, that interior. I would call is cluttered.

rehajm said...

Shit gets torn down, too...

RLB_IV said...

I wonder if Gerold offers mushrooms to his quests?

Marcus said...

Can straight people have beautiful things? Can they be profiled like this?

THEOLDMAN

Asking for a friend

Howard said...

Destroying beautiful things is an art form

https://www.sfmoma.org/essay/erased-de-kooning-drawing/

Night Owl said...

He's not getting his deposit back.

Robert Cook said...

Many famous artists, performers, composers, writers, and others of note have stayed or lived at the Chelsea Hotel over the years. It really does have an amazing history.

Darkisland said...

I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel,
you were talking so brave and so sweet,
giving me head on the unmade bed,
while the limousines wait in the street.
Those were the reasons and that was New York,
we were running for the money and the flesh.
And that was called love for the workers in song
probably still is for those of them left.
Ah but you got away, didn't you babe,
you just turned your back on the crowd,
you got away, I never once heard you say,
I need you, I don't need you,
I need you, I don't need you
and all of that jiving around.

Leonard Cohen

Singing, IIRC to Janis Joplin

John Henry

Leora said...

Authentic is not the word I would use for gilded brick and vintage mardi gras beads. Bet the same woman hates Trump's apartment in Trump Tower which has a similar gilded aesthetic.

My last New York apartment(mid-70's) had been decorated in a similar fashion though with a motif of fluorescent hand prints over the decoupage. The hand prints bled through my beige paint multiple times in horror movie fashion before I learned to shellac the wall before painting. I kept the beaded curtains as space dividers.

Michael K said...

Lotta confederate statues, too. Generation of dummies whom know no history.

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Sarthurk said...

Pretty Good read.
Just one question. twentyfive, or six two four?

stephen cooper said...

Everything beautiful will be remembered forever

there is nothing more beautiful than God's love for us

God has power over death, over human stubbornness, and over time

Anyone who has deeply cared for another person intuitively knows that the truth is better than we can imagine - Proverbs 8.

JMW Turner said...

Chaotic beauty.

Ryan said...

Weird to see a grown ass man talking upspeak like a 17 year old girl.

Lurker21 said...

Bohemia didn't become the Czech Republic. It died.

I have mixed feelings. It must have been exciting to live with all those creative people around. But there was much squalor and chaos and ugliness.