Sunday, January 28, 2007

Secret Admirers

A small crowd of people were peeking into this store window on 5th Avenue and 56th Street in Manhattan. I quickly took out the camera and photographed them. After they left, I peeked into the window and saw this piece of rock sitting on a porcelain rose. The store in the photo is Harry Winston and the piece of rock was a gigantic diamond.

Harry Winston (1896-1978) was an American jeweler whose namesake stores sell ultra luxurious jeweleries to the rich and famous. He was also known as the philantropist who donated the Hope Diamond to the National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC.