Friday, October 13, 2006

Tinsel Town

There are fake plants all over Washington Square. They have been put there for the ongoing filming in the area. Some of them look plastic, even from a distance, but some of them look pretty realistic. I had a great laugh today when, stopping to examine a particularly authentic-looking plane tree, I found myself nose to nose with a squirrel who had climbed it, I’m sure, for the sake of conducting the same type of up-close examination that I was engaged in. I don’t know which of us was more surprised, though the rapidity of the squirrel’s exit suggests that he probably suffered the greatest shock. For his sake, and the sake of the film crew, I hope he doesn’t attempt to set up home there!

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