12.27.18: The Solitary Ramble

Sometimes even the sweetest of sweethearts need to go their separate ways. Known variously around here as Paolo Time, Free Day or just The Solitary Ramble, Paolo heads off to the hinterlands in search of controversial modern landmarks and ice-fishers while Lisa goes literary, exploring the last living quarters (and hat, plus wallpaper) of Dostoyevsky and the first living quarters (and shoes, plus butterflies) of Nabokov. Reunited at the Astoria Hotel for late afternoon tea while a louche version of “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” drones in the background, the best part of being apart is coming back together to compare notes (and photos!) on a grand day apart…

 

 

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