This weekend I tackled quite a project, hanging three photos above my TV. While my gallery wall is on hold until I find the few missing pieces I added these framed black and white New York City photographs to my studio apartment. I was originally not planning to have anything above my TV, as I thought it would be distracting, but I realized this was not a problem when I left this banner from Sparkles and Shoes 2nd Birthday up for a week and watched TV without giving it a second thought.
I had been contemplating what type of art or what size piece I should get to go above the TV when I inherited these three beautiful, framed black and white New York City photos. I took one look at the size and knew exactly where they should go! Plus, with my love of black and white photography, they were a perfect fit! These large photos were quite difficult to hang by myself but I did it and the step stool was fun little workout, up and down, up and down. Being a bit of a perfectionist I wanted them to all be the same height and the same distance apart, unlike my Italy triptych so after some quick math I got to work!
And then an up-close and personal look at each of the three photographs of New York City from the 1920’s and 1930’s; from left to right, a shot of the NY life building through pillars, an old-time photo of the New York Times Tower in Times Square, and lastly, Grand Central Terminal by Hal Morey from 1930 although the source is disputed.
And to share a little more black and white New York with you, take the 90 seconds and watch this Gatorade ad. Sure, sure, it is the New York Yankees and I know a few of my readers root for the Sox or other rival teams but it is heartwarming and very well executed:
New York, New York, a city so great they named it twice!