Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Gramercy, 22nd Street Between Park Avenue South and Lexington

Mary Sargent © 2006 …………………........………….. click to enlarge

I saw The Barber of Seville tonight and remembered why I like opera. It's late. Have to get up early. Maybe I'll put in a link later.

This is a bit farther (further? No, farther, I'm pretty sure. I'll look it up. Later.) down the block. Note similarities.

See map.


Rool said...

Pretty, filigreed building next to dumpster: that's New York (and lots of other places, too, I guess). Like the contrast that suggests other such contrasts.

Barbara said...

This seems so perfectly punctuated. My eye goes from the doodads on the building to the light bulbs and then finds the light reflections farther back.

and from answers.com
USAGE NOTE Since the Middle English period many writers have used farther and further interchangeably. According to a relatively recent rule, however, farther should be reserved for physical distance and further for nonphysical, metaphorical advancement. Thus 74 percent of the Usage Panel prefers farther in the sentence If you are planning to drive any farther than Ukiah, you'd better carry chains, and 64 percent prefers further in the sentence We won't be able to answer these questions until we are further along in our research. In many cases, however, the distinction is not easy to draw. If we speak of a statement that is far from the truth, for example, we should also allow the use of farther in a sentence such as Nothing could be farther from the truth. But Nothing could be further from the truth is so well established as to seem a fixed expression.

Mary said...

Thank you for usage note. Let's all resolve to speak good. I mean correctly.