Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters

A rare wood-carved symbol of the Department of Parks and Recreation at Marx Brothers Playground on East 97th Street. Photo by Rick Stachura. March 11, 2019.

 

 

Now I know

“Spanish Harlem” are not just pretty words

to say

 

I thought I knew

but now I know that rose trees never grow

in New York City

 

 


Lyrics from “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” by Elton John, 1972.

Photo by Rick Stachura. March 11, 2019.

A rare extant wood-carved emblem representing the Parks Department. It could possibly date from the late 1940s. 

As found at Marx Brothers Playground. East 97th Street, East Harlem. 


 

 

  1 comment for “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters

  1. Toni
    March 13, 2019 at 1:58 PM

    Major happiness with this post xoxoxo thank you for the wonderful picture and poetry xoxoxo

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