Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Labor Day 2010

It was a beautiful late summer's day this holiday Monday. Mid 20's and not a cloud in the sky. Ironically (or fittingly) Paul had to round at the hospital in the morning but then it was off downtown for lunch and to check out progress at the High Line, which we had not visited for months. The gardens are really getting established and as bottom pic shows we got a sneak preview of the next section between W 20th & W 30th that should open soon. The NY Times had an editorial on the meaning of Labor Day in the USA. Being the home of capitalism, it is no surprise it does not celebrate the trade union movement but rather the value of work itself. When proclaimed in 1882, it was meant "to honor those who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold".

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