March 15th, 2013

Interesting words - Agnes de Mille

"The New York Daily Herald was printed, in a beautiful two-story building, a kind of pavilion, designed by Stanford White, with ground-floor and basement windows of plate glass through which one could watch the late edition coming off the presses and being folded, gathered in piles, and stacked. Outside, two bronze workmen hammered a great bronze bell every hour, with reverberating and resonant clangs, deep and full-throated. All the busy pedestrians stopped to watch, and the bronze men never missed a stroke. They are still now, and this fine bell never speaks, but stands opposite a silent Horace Greeley, who, a perch for pigeons and hoary with their droppings, looks disconsolately at his dirtied shoes."
Agnes de Mille