This morning was a bit earlier than typical for me on a Saturday when I found myself walking along West 74th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam. Aside from running into someone I know (which always surprises me in such a large city), I was caught suddenly by the beauty of this double window and the uneven, faded shade of deep green. I then began to look up and around and noticed more striking windows, doorways and decorative additions on the exterior walls of these residences.
I forgot to mention the goal of this 74th Street meander. My intent was to find a warm something for breakfast from Levain, my favorite little bakery. I've never been there this early; there was too much choice at that hour! So, I had to think fast... and ended up with both a chocolate brioche AND my usual oatmeal raisin scone (for, um, breakfast tomorrow?). Those brioche are HUGE! They're the ones standing on end in the wire basket below.