05 May 2010

Standard and Sea.

Photograph by Elyaqim Mosheh Adam. Standard and Sea.
Sea, 835 Washington Street, and Standard Hôtel, 848 Washington Street,
Greenwich Village/Meatpacking District, 21 April 2010.

My dear, old friend Derek had plans to celebrate his birthday in both of these venues, and my attempt to capture them in one picture turned out pretty well. Later I would speculate on Facebook: Because the Thai language has no śr consonant cluster, the word ศรี is not pronounced śrī as it is in Sanskrit (श्री) but instead as . I would think this is more likely the reason the restaurant is named “Sea” than because of any connection to the sea.

See more of my pictures of that night celebrating Derek’s birthday.

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