I initially thought that that great face was painted on the bench, and was plotting how to make it mine, but soon realized that it can be seen through the thin, industrial material of the bench's back.
No matter; I’ll admire it from here.
The face strikes a familiar mood—one that invokes the fab London shop Granny Takes a Trip:
The faces of Biba:
And the iconic Daisy Buchanan, portrayed here by Mia Farrow.
What is it about thin eyebrows, large eyes, short curled hair, and a sultry-yet-elfin attitude that’s so intoxicating? I’m already imagining a mural of these vamps on the side of my summer house (in the late nineteenth-century context, bien sur; I'm no Gatsby).