Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A Loft of Pigeons

With a high temperature of 10F, we passed a loft of pigeons yesterday trying to stay warm on the Upper East Side. We've always held some level of aesthetic appreciation for pigeons....their coloring & pattern, robust, almost muscular little bodies and elegant carriage. Yes, there are many who disagree, but on this cold day we salute the little survivors huddling in the cold.

A loft of pigeons staying warm in evergreen boughs on the Upper East Side

A hand painted engraving at our home in NH


A cold painted Austrian pigeon sculpture from Tom Harris Auctions

1920's broach


A bronze pigeon at Clar's Auction house via Liveauctioneers


Mark of Qinglong Bronze Pigeons from Wichita Auction Gallery

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