Quest Canopies : Roman Blinds How To.
- Cover or provide with a <em>canopy</em>
- (canopy) cover with a canopy
- (canopy) the transparent covering of an aircraft cockpit
- (canopy) the umbrellalike part of a parachute that fills with air
- A long or arduous search for something
- the act of searching for something; "a quest for diamonds"
- pursuit: a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria; "the pursuit of love"; "life is more than the pursuance of fame"; "a quest for wealth"
- make a search (for); "Things that die with their eyes open and questing"; "The animal came questing through the forest"
- (in medieval romance) An expedition made by a knight to accomplish a prescribed task
quest canopies – ShelterLogic 12×12
Perfect for backyard parties, barbecuing at the beach, or commercial settings, this straight-legged popup canopy from ShelterLogic measures 12 x 12 feet and comes with its own roller bag for easy transport and storage. The sturdy beam-welded tubular steel frame is complemented by high-performance synthetic joint components, and it’s finished with a Dupont powder coating to prevent chipping, peeling, rust and corrosion. Its legs offer four-point height adjustments.
The polyester fabric cover has been UV-treated inside and out with added fade blockers, anti-aging, antifungal agents so it will withstand the elements for years to come. Its 50+ UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) rating blocks more than 98 percent of UV harmful rays. And the polyurethane inner lining is double stitched for optimal water resistance and drip-free seams.
A Neon Canyon inspiration
Songs bring back memories too, strong memories. In college I was attracted to songs that seemed to say what I wanted said at the time in my life. So songs like "Let me be" by the Turtles; and "You have to make our own kind of music" sung by Mama Cass – – were always cranked up to high volume when I listened to them. I could never get enough of Byrd’s music. Same later in life with ENYA.
One of my favorite songs in those years was a song titled "Live" written by and performed by Emitt Rhodes with a group called the "Merry-Go-round". The song hit me as being "just right" (lyrics and beat).
Emitt was a young musician with tons of talent. He wrote, played the instruments, sang, and mixed the different instruments he played and his vocal – – in a garage "sound studio".
He signed a bad contract with a record company and ended up in a nasty law suit. As I write this, an Italian movie producer is working on a film about the interesting life he led.
Decades later I was studying Spanish at a language school in Cuernevaca, Mexico (Cemanahuac). I lived with Mexican families for two week stints, so the training would be "immersion" training.
I ate my three meals with my host family, who had three beautiful daughters. Once when I came home from class, one of the daughters was sitting on the lowest step leading up to my room, listening to a song I had never heard before. I thought the song beautiful and asked her the name of it. She told me but I didn’t write it down, so the song became lost to me. Not knowing the title or artist, there was no way to buy it.
Then more years passed. On rare occasions I would catch the end of that song on the radio, but could only remember a few lyrics and a few phrases of the tune. Then, of all places, I was working in Lima, Peru. I was in a taxi with the driver and four Spanish speaking individuals, when "the song" came on the taxi radio. I asked all occupants of the taxi if they knew the name of the song or the artist. None did.
More years passed. I was heading to Spokane with my wife to watch one of our sons play baseball in Spokane. The song came on the radio again. This time I took a sheet of paper out of the glove box and wrote a few of the lyrics down. Still the DJ didn’t give the name of the song and still the few lyrics I had now written down were not enough to find it.
Then when retired and visiting Eastern Washington (while living in Arizona), I had a bad sore throat and went into a drug store to buy some cough drops. Over the loud speaker system of the drug store came "the song" again. I rushed up to the cashier who couldn’t have been much over 20 years of age and asked "By any chance at all do you have any idea what the name of that song is that is playing right now, or who the artist is". She shrugged her shoulders and smiled, like it was a "no brainer" and said "sure, the song is Eternal Flame by The Bangles". I couldn’t believe my good fortune! A ten year song quest had finally ended. I bought the CD by The Bangles the next day and there indeed was the lost Cuernavaca song (Eternal Flame).
But there was more. I popped the CD into my player on my car as I started driving back to Arizona, and couldn’t believe my good fortune. In addition to the song Eternal Flame, The Bangles belted out a wonderful version of Emitt Rhodes’ "LIVE". I was one happy road tripper.
I occasionally will make small rock cairns along a creek side..just for the fun of it. I figure that nature will soon erase my work so I don’t feel as though I am defacing the great outdoors when I erect a cairn which has no utilitarian purpose. But I never write in the sand.
So after hiking the five miles from the Egypt trailhead to The Golden Cathedral with my long time boyhood friend, John – – we headed back down Neon Canyon on our way back out.
John stopped to set up his camera gear for some photos ops along the route. I hiked on ahead where I soon found some outstanding cottonwood trees cloaked in golden autumn leaves with the red and white sandstone canyon wall reaching up above them. Above everything was that dark colbalt blue desert sky, that only appears when viewed from the bottom of a deep desert canyon. It was beautiful and for the moment I was by myself in my own world and thoughts..
I took photo after photo and gazed in all directions at the spectacular scenery all around me and relished the warm October air. I felt great. Then, I went over to the edge of the soft sand canyon floor and dropped down on my knees and scrolled out the word "Live". I have no idea why I did so. It was a truly spontaneous action, but at that moment it just seemed lik
The Seagram Building, erected in 1956-58, is the only building in New York City designed by architectural master Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Carefully related to the tranquil granite and marble plaza on its Park Avenue site, the elegant curtain wall of bronze and tinted glass enfolds the first fully modular modern office tower. Constructed at a time when Park Avenue was changing from an exclusive residential thoroughfare to a prestigious business address, the Seagram Building embodies the quest of a successful corporation to establish further its public image through architectural patronage.
The president of Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Samuel Bronfman, with the aid of his daughter Phyllis Lambert, carefully selected Mies, assisted by Philip Johnson, to design an office building later regarded by many, including Mies himself,- as his crowning work and the apotheosis of International Style towers.
The innovative, modular design of the building was a feat furthered by a coalition of talented consultants, a successful collaboration rarely realized in twentieth-century architecture, and by pioneering efforts of research and fabrication. The juxtaposition of the structural members, articulated by extruded bronze, with the transparent glass surfaces of the elegant curtain wall creates the balance between solid and void which typifies International Style design.
Still virtually intact due to the foresighted maintenance plan of the Seagram Company, the building and plaza have inspired the work of many subsequent designers, affected New York’s zoning regulations and real estate tax assessment, and provided a favorable environment for work and repose.
History of the Site
The history of Fourth (now Park) Avenue begins with the advent of the railroads. In 1834 the New York and Harlem Railroad first carried passengers along grade-level tracks down the center of Fourth Avenue from 42nd to 96th streets. By 1848 the New Haven Railroad entered Manhattan along Fourth Avenue. As railroad traffic increased, the avenue was widened to permit additional tracks, and the city mandated depressed tracks to minimize problems of noise, smoke, and the danger of fire and injury.
By the 1880s, Fourth Avenue officially became known as Park Avenue and was lined with one-and two-story commercial buildings and carriage houses serving the brownstone residences on nearby side streets; the trains ran in an open cut below grade to the Grand Central Depot. The east side of Park Avenue between East 52nd and 53rd streets contained the finishing manufactory of the renowned Steinway & Sons piano company; erected in the 1860s, it was a large brick building of five stories.
The remainder of the site which would eventually be occupied by the Seagram Building was divided up into brick-faced tenements on East 53rd Street and brick- and brownstone-fronted rowhouses on East 52nd Street.
In conjunction with the reconstruction of Grand Central Terminal (1903-13) and the electrification of the railroad (1903-07), Park Avenue was rebuilt solidly with a planted mall and the open wells were covered over. The avenue gradually became a thoroughfare lined with large apartment houses for the wealthy. One of these, the Montana Apartments, an eight-story neo-Romanesque building designed by Rouse & Golds tone and faced in brick and stone, was begun in 1919, replacing the Steinway piano factory.
The 1916 zoning resolution designated the portion of Park Avenue north of East 50th Street as residential, but by 1929 major property owners on the avenue, which was overtaking Fifth Avenue as the city’s most prestigious address, succeeded in having the area between East 50th and 59th streets rezoned to permit commercial use.
Not until the building boom that followed World War II did these efforts come to fruition with the completion in 1947 of the Universal Pictures Building at 445 Park Avenue, designed by Kahn & Jacobs. The transformation of Park Avenue into a commercial avenue was assured by the rash of new office buildings in the 1950s: Lever House (1950-52, a designated New York City landmark); Olin Building, 460 Park Avenue (1954) ; Colgate-Palmolive Building, 300 Park Avenue (1954); 425 Park Avenue Building (Kahn & Jacobs, 1956); and the Seagram Building.
Samuel Bronfman and Joseph E. Seagram & Sons
Beginning his business career in the hotel industry in Winnipeg, Samuel Bronfman (1891-1971) later operated a mail order liquor company throughout Canada, eventually founding the Distillers Company, Ltd.
In 1928 this company bought out its major competitor, Joseph E. Seagram & Sons and incorporated the name. With the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, Bronfman began planning an impressive Manhattan headquarters for his Seagram group, not to be realized until the 1950s. At the time of his death, Bronfman had amassed at least $400,000,000 and his company was the wo