Friday, June 6, 2008

East Village Crazy Quilt

Spotted this crazy door somewhere, some night, walking from the East Village to my place in the West Village. Looks like the owners spent some serious cash on that swirling, monkey wrench pattern. If you look closely thru the overlay, you can see a child's firetruck in the window case, and some gnarly graffitti up top. Could this be a map of some sort? Secret code for a secret society? :)

If you were to walk along with me, we would pass the old hull of CBGBs, through tidy glass buildings that show the modern mindmeld of today's Manhattan.


Stefan Jansson said...

It reminds me a little bit of the map in City of glass, in Paul Auster's The New York Triology. Where Quinn is following Mr. Stillman around the streets of New York.

Ken Mac said...

Thanks for the excellent comment. I gotta check that out. I love "Hunger."