Photo Credit: RovingRube
02 November 19








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Gilded cast iron columns,
Gilded cast iron columns, midtown Fifth Avenue 

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The gilded bases of these columns (Fig. 1) really catch your eye as you pass them on 5th. There has been a lot of things freshly gilded in the city over the past couple of years -- perhaps there is a company that discovered a cheaper way of doing it, or it was good salesmanship combined with a good economy. ... Fig. 2 shows one of last years displays at this Benetton store. Some years before that it was a really nice bookshop where the Rube bought many Christmas presents, before there was a Borders and Barnes and Noble.

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