Friday, April 18, 2008

The Plaza


This is a springtime shot of the famous Plaza Hotel on Fifth Avenue at Central Park South. It's undergoing a major renovation right now and part of the hotel is being converted into residences, but it is still one of the most elegant places in New York. It is apparently the spot to go for afternoon tea in the "Palm Court." I've never been myself but I've always wanted to. It is also the hotel where the "Eloise" children's story takes place.
Have a great weekend and see you Monday!

10 comments:

MizB said...

Lori -- I was browsing through "Blogger Play" and one of your photos showed up - and that was nearly an hour ago. I'm a native New Yorker who loves her town and I'm also a big fan of photography. Your work is lovely; a great joy for a New Yorker (like this one. The Plaza is one of my favorite buildings) and a real treat for those who live elsewhere. You do our city proud! I hope you have great success with your work, you deserve it. If you feel like it, drop by my blog sometime (BTW, I also live on West End - big city, small world...). Warmest regards,
MizB
http://mizbviewsfromthetower.blogspot.com

nazzareno said...

A hotel and a name unmistakable, famous in the world as the Colosseum (beh, perhaps less).
ciao, a lunedì!

marley said...

I love this building, it speaks of New York from a bygone age. Have a good weekend too!

MizB said...

Thanks for your reply, Miss B in NYC (again, small world...). I'll continue to check out your wonderful photo blog and look forward to seeing you again in my Tower. A great weekend to you, too!

GMG said...

Hi Lori! There it is again... Sorry for this short visit, but I just wanted to say thanks for your comments on my blog. This weekend, I’m going to take a musical break, and next week I’ll make a very short trip, crossing South Atlantic. I’ll try to catch up with your posts as soon as possible. Meanwhile, leave you with some chocolate champagne truffles at Blogtrotter.
Have a lovely weekend and an excellent week!
Gil

Gudl said...

I stayed a night at the Plaza a couple of years ago, before it closed for renovation. It was an experience!! It is beautiful.

lv2scpbk said...

Love this photo. It's a beautiful building and looks wonderful in the spring.

annulla said...

It is such a lovely building, although the only part I ever time in was the Oak Room (and that was when someone else was buying the drinks!).

The place is mostly unoccupied now. There was recently a news item about a resident who was locked overnight in the garbage room because the door closed behind her and no one else was around to hear. I never thought I could feel sorry for someone because they lived in the Plaza, but I did when I read the story.

Blather From Brooklyn

John Roberts said...

I love this type of late 1800's architecture! We saw quite a bit of it in Washington.

• Eliane • said...

Er, Lori... I think high tea in the Palm Court is a little compromised now, no? Just cross the street and head to The Pierre. You can enjoy a lovely one in the Rotunda.