Last drinks at The Waldorf -Astoria on Park Ave.
And so begins a three year renovation program to convert it into luxury apartments with some rooms set aside for accommodation.
Cheers . . .
wonderful dark mood here !!
A bit different to our downtown favorites Pat but what the heck!
A great photo. Love the way the woman clasps her hands in such a positive and cheerful way. A happy, happy, looking forward..
Moving on and yes Gerard, looking ahead. You know what happened to Lot’s Wife.
Fantastic – a movie encapsulated in a single beautifully composed frame!
Ok Richard, let’s get writing that script!
Wow wonderful capture Patti I love the subdued lighting 😀 Goodnight Waldorf and I wish I could afford one of the apartments after they get done with the renovation.
I think they were turning down the lights already Joe. Hey I wish for you to have an apartment there so we could come and visit!
Oh, sad….I’m out of the loop and didn’t know. Your photo carries a nostalgic gentility very gracefully, like a seasoned Park Avenue lady might. When I was a child, living upstate, my father had a business trip to the city and was put up in the Waldorf – only thing was, they were out of rooms so they gave him the only one left – the Presidential Suite. JFK was President then so it came with a rocking chair. I was in awe, thinking about those top floor digs.
Oh wow Lyn, what a fabulous story and absolutely with you in awe! One of the saddest corners here in the Waldorf is the Kenneth Salon – he did Jackie’s hair but at another address. I managed to sneak in through the salon door, take a look and a few pics but really it was so sad in a totally non-photogenic faded way
Oh, I remember the height of the Kenneth years – at least I think I do! 😉 I didn’t realize one of his salons was there. I know what you mean about sometimes thinking a subject will have a wonderful faded glory (or whatever) but instead, you’re just hit by waves of sadness and loss, and not in a way that makes you want to take a photo. The people in this image are just right – especially the man in the background – always, someone waiting in attendance…
Wonderful mood photo! I suppose it was time for a renovation – the lamp shade was probably permanently crooked!
Margy you have no idea how much I wanted to straighten that lampshade!
That is some great ambiance.
Thank you so much Buntag!
A beautiful light and a nostalgic feeling in your photo Patti, well done. It’s a pity that so many iconic places are going to disappear, or at least to take a different look and destination. But these are our times…
Our times indeed Robert. Perhaps they won’t make too many changes to this part of the hotel. . . . Lovely to hear from you Robert, thank you.
Lismore Workers to the Waldorf …
Sounds like a Union collective!
I like the darkish atmosphere. Makes the picture somewhat mysterious.
That darkish atmosphere adds to the sparkle of many a cocktail!
wow – I did not know they were turning this into apartments – and great shot
Such a beautiful feeling Patti…beautiful…
My grateful thanks to you Hedy!
I love dim lights, love the mood they bring…
such great ambiance in the shot…
Oh my gosh those dim lights beloved of bars everywhere where the ambience always hopes to lead to another round. Dangerous! Cheers and thanks to you Alexandra!
Your image gives off the perfect mood of a classic old place. Wonderful. I remember going there with my grandparents as a kid.
Thant must have been so much fun for you Jane and what a lovely childhood memory to have!
You have captured an Edward Hopper painting in “real life” Patti. It could even be several paintings. Superb work!
Wow, thank you so much Philippa. I shall leave the painting in your excellent hands!
Would that be OK with you?
A good start for a screenplay dialogue.
Where’s Nora Ephron when you need her!
nice light 🙂
Thank you Joshi!
love this mood – another landmark poised for change. a bit of bittersweet here. thanks for sharing.
Thank you Kris, change is the only constant.
Are others as sad about this as I am? Another grand place will be gone.
I realize that many, including me, couldn’t afford the life of the Waldorf, but it will be sad to have places like this unreachable to the public.
Does that make sense?
Lovely image; glad you were there, Patti. And how are you, my friend?
You make sense Laurie and I’m not sure how sad anyone is about it what with most people still being in shock about POTUS. It’s like “oh yeah, the Waldorf is closing but what about what T***P did today, can you believe it?” and on and on it goes. Hope this makes sense! I’ve never stayed at the Waldorf but always enjoyed using the powder room there which had an art deco boudoir feel to it.
All fine here thank you Laurie for asking (so lazy here on WP but I blame T***P . . . ☹️) and hope all well with you! xx
He has sucked the life and energy out of so many of us, hasn’t he? It’s all we can do to keep up the resistance. Ugh …
“When the Music is Over” by The Doors seems to be played in the background.
Yes indeed Marcelo, a familiar soundtrack throughout the city it seems.
Hi Patti, We’re meeting Joe G. for the first time in New York next week, and he tells me we might get to meet you as well. I hope so. I’m just popping in to say hello.
My father was originally from the UK, but he also lived in India and Canada, where he met and married our mom. I’m now living in California. I love our big, beautiful world.
So lovely to hear from you Alys and very much looking forward to meeting you here in NYC with Joe. Thank you!
I am too. Joe has wonderful things to say about you. It will be terrific meeting another blogger.
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Patti Darling! What a photo. This is one for the New York City archives. Big HUG!
Hello Lanier, cocktails somewhere with you when next in the city and huge hug to you! xx
It’s a Date! Love and Hugs.
Such a great image, Patti! Beautiful!
You are so kind Anette, thank you!
I just checked your instagram account … Congrats to your exhibition!
Thank you so much Anette, an experience to say the least!
Excellent capture, Patti. Moody, calm… …and I you can really feel, that this place is made for people. So close to real life (and not like we get use to it from glossy advertisement brochures).
What do I read there in the comment of Anette… …you got an exhibition? Where? When? Congrats, Patti!!! Great!!!
So kind, thank you Marrkus even if this was my attempt at a glossy advertisement brochure… 😂
And yes, I do have an exhibition up on a wall in a cool little East Village bar. All very small and intimate because I’m so shy about it.
Ohhh, please tell me. Is there a link to that exhibition. Please, Patti, tell me… …and ROCK NYC! ….if not YOU, who then!!!!!!!
I love this photo! Wow 🙂
Nice mood with available light. You’re an artist, but I already knew that!
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