My Photo

Welcome to Mannionville

  • Politics, art, movies, television, books, parenting, home repair, caffeine addiction---you name it, we blog it. Since 2004. Call for free estimate.

The Tip Jar

  • Please help keep this blog running strong with your donation

Help Save the Post Office: My snail mail address

  • Lance Mannion
    109 Third St.
    Wallkill, NY 12589

Save a Blogger From Begging...Buy Stuff

The one, the only

Sister Site

« Seven Miserable Thoughts on Les Miserables | Main | The martyred followers of Saint Ursula say Hi! »


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Tom W.

Bet the Cloisters garden was in fine spring form as well. Great spot.


When I visited the Cloisters and saw the Unicorn tapestries and heard the story of how the Rochefoucauld family had owned them for centuries before selling them to John D. Rockefeller, it reminded me of Edith Wharton's The Custom of the Country and the French count's pain over having to sell tapestries that had been in his family for generations in order to pay alimony to shallow, mercenary Undine. I was sure she had based this part of her story on the Unicorn tapestries. Then I discovered that The Custom of the Country was published years before the Unicorn tapestries were sold. That'll teach me to sentimentalize over some rich family selling their treasures. They probably just wanted the cash.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Data Analysis

  • Data Analysis


April 2021

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30  

Movies, Music, Books, Kindles, and more

For All Your Laundry Needs

In Case of Typepad Emergency Break Glass

Be Smart, Buy Books

Blog powered by Typepad