Wednesday, October 19, 2022


Route 116 connects Ridgefield, Connecticut, and North Salem, New York.  I drive along it with some regularity.  As I enter New York state, I usually admire a barn beside the road.  Last time, I did a double take.  The doors were open and two naked female manikins looked out.

What would you do?  Me, too.  I stopped the car, turned around, and went back to photograph the scene. 

I learned that Max Tucci lives in a house behind the barn.  His grandfather owned and operated Delmonico's fabled restaurant in New York City for 60 years.  Max has written a newly released book about the restaurant and his family's history with it.  He was waiting for a moving van to take the manikins and the boxes of books beside them to a store in the City for a display about the book.


RedPat said...

Good catch, Jack. There seems to be an interesting creature over Max's shoulder.

Taken For Granted said...

Good thing you stopped as you got great photos, and a good story. Now I need to find that book as I'm sure it is an interesting story.

William Kendall said...

A chance encounter turns into good shots.