Before I embrace the hyper-energy of Manhattan, I leave you with a few glimpses of the gentle oasis that is the Geffrye. In the lovely dappled light of an English summer’s day, it shines like a good deed in a naughty world.
|Photos by EP|
And this is a watercolour of the Geffrye façade by Phyllis I. Dimond, housed in the V&A’s ‘Recording Britain’ collection of topographical watercolours and drawings made in the early part of the Second World War.
Today we fly out and I will soon be able to send you a picture of the pre-Civil War clapboard survivor across the street from my New York digs. Until then …