SOUTHERN TOWERS SINGLESPACE
Richard Thomas doesn't miss much from his terrace in Southern Towers. Before his morning ablutions in the snug "bachelor" efficiency, he usually grabs his binoculars and steps out to greet the dawn.
Perched on the 15th floor of the Monticello Building, Thomas trains his field glasses on the four sister towers: the Sherwood and Berkeley looming off to the right, and the Stratford and Ashlawn rising ahead across the green.
"There's a lot of folks out there who keep their blinds open," he says, cradling the Montgomery Ward binoculars, a gift from his ex-wife. "I can see into all the buildings except the Monticello. There's one woman, 10th floor of the Sherwood, who wakes up at 6 o'clock every morning, stands up in her bathrobe and then -- ta da! -- tosses it on the floor. I don't pay much attention to her anymore. A lot of times I'll see other people with binoculars, and even telescopes, checking things out the same as me. I'm not the only pervert with a pair of binoculars."
From Washington Post 1982 LOLZ