I thought I was going to move somewhere else in the world after this hotel room picture. But instead, I am moving back in time. This is the window of a room in the old Gramercy Park Hotel. And that was in the early 1980's… I was fascinated by the ray of sun on the curtain. It looked solid as if I could touch it, but kept moving to soon disappear as our planet Earth changed position. The Ektachrome film was really slow, only ISO 64, and I guess I must have been using a 50mm lens on my Nikon F2. The texture of the film gives an entirely different feeling to the picture compared to a modern digital camera. Of course this could have been anywhere in the world. One can only guess what is behind those venetian blinds. The only thing that gives an idea that we might be in an american city are the handles on the upwards sliding window. This is definitely not a French window ! But for the rest, are we in New York, is it even a hotel room ? It is just the weight of my own memories that surround this two dimensional image that makes me tell you we are indeed on the corner of Lexington Avenue and Gramercy Park North.