Gov Isl Scenes

There are so many things to do on Governors Island. We rented a surrey and peddled around. I photographed the Commanding Officer’s Quarters and the Fort Jay Theater. We stopped for a picnic. Then climbed the Hills. We ended the day by relaxing in seclusion on the hammocks.

Ted

For Memorial Day I honor my dad, Cdr. Theodore (Ted) Hechler, who was at Pearl Harbor during the bombing. His next a tour of duty was in the Pacific. He met my mother in Perth, Australia. She became the first war bride. He later flew PBY’s for the Navy in the Caribbean. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

See more about him on my site at sherryfelix.com/family/hechler-ww2…

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Ted at Annapolis, September 1936

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Ted Hechler post graduation at Annapolis, May 1945

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Ensign, Theodore was on the Pheonix at Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941

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Noel and Ted’s wedding in Pensecola, January 1, 1943

 

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Noel (mother) and Sherry, 1949

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Cdr. Theodore Hechler, 1957

Tiffany Roman Style

This series of photos taken at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, shows the similarities between old oxidized Roman glass and Tiffany glass. This is no accident. Tiffany studied Roman glass and loved the iridescence in it and recreated the effects in his work.

Roman glass:

Roman glass composite, Met 1/12/2017
Roman glass composite, Met 1/12/2017

Tiffany glass:

Photographs below courtesy of the Met except for the last one by me.

Louis Comfort Tiffany 1848-1933, son of a prominent New York jeweler, studied art in New York and later in Paris. While in France, he met Emile Galle who was producing art glass in Nancy. Tiffany was influenced by the Art Nouveau, Japanese prints, Middle Eastern art, and ancient Roman pottery.

Upon returning to America, Tiffany continued painting and was also involved in decorative arts. In 1875, he founded Louis Comfort Tiffany and patented his first glass-lustering technique in 1881. Favrile glass, the trademark for Tiffany handmade glass, resulted from these experiments in imitating Roman glass. This lustering technique, with its iridescent effect, involved dissolving salts of metallic oxides in the molten glass, creating soft greens, blues, golds, etc. The metallic content was then brought to the surface by subjecting the glass to a reducing flame and spraying with another chloride. This treatment caused the surface to crackle into a profusion of tiny lines that refracted light.

Tiffany retired in 1918. Nash carried on the business. In 1928, L.C. Tiffany severed all connection with the firm, withdrawing permission to use his name.

I used some of the Roman glass to create this:

Yellowthroat in an Iridescencent Universe 1/24/2014
Yellowthroat in an Iridescencent Universe 1/24/2014

Jefferson Market

The Jefferson Market Library at 425 Avenue Of The Americas, New York, NY 10011 has an interesting history. My husband Marc covers it well in his Marc’s Village Walks.

Jefferson Market 11/6/2016
Jefferson Market 11/6/2016

I love the old sign on the building across from Jefferson Market. It has an old phone number that uses a name with numbers, Algonquin4-1817, instead of 5 numbers. Ours used to be Oregon, OR5-0138, the same number that his mother had since 1945.

The charming Jefferson Market Garden by the Library open on weekends..

Jefferson Market 11/6/2016
Jefferson Market 11/6/2016

Aged look created in Lightroom, On1 and Photoshop.

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Bedford Street Doors

A short walk south from Christopher to 7th Avenue on Barrow Street in Greenwich Village, New York City. Bedford Street Doors are for Norm’s Thursday Doors, April 28.


A door next to ps3:

107 Bedford Street, NYC 3/5/2016
107 Bedford Street, NYC 3/5/2016


113 Bedford Street, NYC 3/5/2016
113 Bedford Street, NYC 3/5/2016


100 Bedford Street or 17 Grove Street (NE corner of Bedford and Grove): House of William Hyde, window-maker, built 1822. Author James Baldwin frequently stayed here. “The most complete wooden frame house in Greenwich Village”

100 Bedford St or 17 Grove St, NYC 3/5/2016
100 Bedford St or 17 Grove St, NYC 3/5/2016

100 Bedford Street, NYC 3/5/2016
100 Bedford Street, NYC 3/5/2016


SW corner of Grove and Bedford Streets.

18 Grove St at Bedford St, NYC 3/5/16
18 Grove St at Bedford St, NYC 3/5/16


95: Built as stables in 1894, later serving as a winery before becoming apartments in 1927. Alternate story by a local, “the building was actually built by J. Goebel & Company as a factory for crucibles–containers for holding molten glass”.

95 Bedford Street, NYC 3/5/2016
95 Bedford Street, NYC 3/5/2016


86: This unmarked door was the entrance to Chumley’s, a former speakeasy that never had an outside sign. A literary hangout for Steinbeck, Fitzgerald, O’Neill, Dos Passos, Faulkner, Anais Nin, Orson Welles, Edna St. Vincent Millay, James Thurber etc. And movie stars such as Humphrey Bogart would frequent this out of the public eye saloon. It evolved into a popular, cozy bar and restaurant; it can be seen in such films as Reds, Bright Lights, Big City, Wolfen and Sweet and Lowdown. Closed after a wall collapse in 2007 and has yet to reopen.

86 Bedford Street, NYC 3/5/2016
86 Bedford Street, NYC 3/5/2016


A short digression east on Commerce Street:
16 Commerce c. 1821: This old building has sagged alot. possibly due to the construction of 7th Avenue and the subway which cut through that section of Commerce Street.

16 Commerce Stt nr 7 Ave, NYC 3/5/16
16 Commerce Street, NYC 3/5/16

23 Commerce: One of a row of Federal-style houses.

23 Commerce  Street, NYC 3/5/2016
23 Commerce Street, NYC 3/5/2016


75 1/2 Barrow Street: Narrowest building in NYC. It fills in a former alley for carriages. Originally a cobbler’s shop and then a candy factory, poet Edna St. Vincent Millay lived here (1923-24), as did actors John Barrymore and Cary Grant.

75 1/5 Bedford Street, NYC 11/22/15
75 1/5 Bedford Street, NYC 11/22/15


70: Built 1807 by John Roome, sailmaker and court crier.

70 Bedford Street, NYC 11/22/15
70 Bedford Street, NYC 11/22/15


66 Bedford Street, NYC 11/22/15
66 Bedford Street, NYC 11/22/15

Source partly from  http://www.nysonglines.com/bedford.htm

Map: Bedford St [Christopher to 7 Ave]
Map: Bedford St [Christopher to 7 Ave]