I doubt you can look at this image and not hear the opening strings of the Mad Men theme song if you wre a fan of the show. The Don Draper silhouette is unmistakeable,and for me inevitably evokes the music in my head, even when reversed from its usual orientation in this image.
The bench has bene in place for most of the time the last half-season has been airing this Spring. This is the plaza in fron of the Time-Life building at 50th Street and Avenue of the Americas, where Don’s firm of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce opened shop and spent its entire existence. I work across 50th Street in a building off to the left of this image.
I do not know how long this bench will remain now that the show has ended. The bench is arranged so that you can sit on it, facing the street, and have Don’s arm around you when viewed from the opposite perspective.
I preferred this composition, with Don watching the fountain and anyone who passes through the plaza, with the Radio City neon reflected in the big windows of the Fidelity branch.
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Michael Criswell21 May 2015
Very cool Mark, love that show
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