Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Monday, May 29, 2006
Across the Hudson River from the World Trade Center site rests a steel beam taken from the debris of the September 11th, 2001 attacks. A simple and powerful memorial, to be sure...
Just a few yards camera left of the above memorial sits a sculpture rescued from the debris of the twin towers.
The plaque reads:
"Makeshift Memorial by J. Seward Johnson
Rescue workers in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 tragedy got their only smile of the day when a "victim" lifted from the rubble turned out to be a bronze sculpture by artist Seward Johnson.
'Double Check' was set up amid the wreckage, becoming a makeshift memorial, as flowers and heartbreaking remembrances soon covered the piece. Deeply moved, Johnson reverently collected all the messages of love and pain, cast them in bronze, and welded them to the piece exactly as he had found them one month after the tragedy.
Copyright 2005, The Sculpture Foundation"
Happy Memorial Day!
PS--A blogging friend of mine, Ted, a U.S. veteran, has posted some photos for Memorial Day on his BLOG. Definitely worth a click...and be sure to read the comments to his main post. Ted, thank you for your service!
Sunday, May 28, 2006
Yes, "it's on"...just not in New York City. The "it" referred to on this sign stands for the pro basketball playoffs, but the two local teams, the New York Knickerbockers and the New Jersey Nets, have finished playing for this season.
Better luck next year, guys!
Pay a visit to CROAKER'S CORNER for photos I have Guest Posted in Croaker's absence...and more!
Saturday, May 27, 2006
Friday, May 26, 2006
No wonder things have gone sour for the Knicks and the Rangers! This scary face lurks above Madison Square Garden and has the surrounding area in a tizzy.
Hopefully, by next season, the New York City sports institutions can appease this angry deity. Look out, KNICKS CITY DANCERS, you could be sacrificed!
PS--visit CROAKER'S CORNER, where it is "Post-at-Will Guest Post Weekend". A few guests will post 'em, if we got 'em...
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Don't listen to people who tell you not to look up in The City. You would then miss scenes like this one from the corner of Fifth Avenue and 53rd Street in Manhattan. Just do what I do: make sure you have breathing room before devouring the view.
The Church? SAINT THOMAS Episcopal Church, founded 1823.
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
I took this shot, today, a little before 1 PM...me, sitting in the car, waiting for a friend. We get a little glimpse of the city life on 33rd Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in Manhattan.
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Congratulations to "davidmkim" (500 BE credits), "LunaStone" (250), and "angelemt2559" (150) who won today's contest. Thank You to all participants.
Keep coming back!
(If you missed the contest, scroll down...)
You can call it "12th Avenue", if you want. I always call it the West Side Highway. Anyway, not to photoblog you with pictures from a similar area on consecutive days but, see, on Saturday, it took me one hour to go from the Holland Tunnel area to 52nd Street. As if that weren't bad enough, I wasn't going to 52nd Street. I still had 90+ miles to go.
You guessed it, though--I took a whole lot of photos from interesting spots. In this one, a man works on a street lamp near the Hudson River.
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Monday, May 22, 2006
Sunday, May 21, 2006
Saturday, May 20, 2006
Friday, May 19, 2006
A brief moment of sunshine today in Queens...
The first "13 THURSDAY CONTEST" has ended. After extensive analysis in a smoke-filled backroom, the results have been tabulated.
1st Place and 300 BE credits go to "mjet2" for a post on photo #1.
2nd Place and 175 BE credits go to "GidgetBones" for a post on photo #13.
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Thank You to all of the many participants. You made my selection difficult. Please look for another contest here in the future. Come again...
Thursday, May 18, 2006
Just off the side of a two lane road in northwestern Florida sits this group of rusty old cars. No explanation given.
Please scroll down to see more of my 13 Thursday images.
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20 miles north of Weeki Wachee, is Homosassa, Florida, home of HOMOSASSA SPRINGS WILDLIFE STATE PARK. Wounded manatees from the wild get to heal in the protected waters of the park.
I took this photo inside the floating underwater observatory through thick glass.
A mermaid drinks a soda underwater as part of a morning show at WEEKI WACHEE, FLORIDA, the city of live mermaids. This roadside attraction has been in business since 1947. Women swim in a natural spring using air hoses to breath, as an audience watches in an underwater theater. Really something to see!!!
Stay tuned for more posts today (above) because it is my "13 Thursday". I will post 13 shots from my trip last week to Florida. After all, what is more New York than a trip to Florida?
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Monday, May 15, 2006
I took this shot around 6:30 PM on Mother's Day Sunday. Yes, seeing the scene, near Grand Central Station, made me happy. Some folks like flowers and I do, too, but I'll take something like this over a flower close-up anytime.
That's one more for you, mom. I love you!
Sunday, May 14, 2006
Saturday, May 13, 2006
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Monday, May 08, 2006
It sounds like a conversation not the name on the side of a building.
"Yes, I'd like to speak to Mr. Smith."
"What is this pertaining to?"
"Mr. Smith it's about the parking situation at your warehouse....."
Posted by Pause at 12:01 AM
Sunday, May 07, 2006
Croaker here guesting for Otilius. I remember my first trip to NYC. I was 12. My dad, older brother and I went on a company outing by bus. We traveled the two hours from Philly to NYC to see the Yankees play the Boston Red Socks. It was my first baseball game.
I don't remember much about that night just flashes of things; the black kids playing baseball in the street on the way to the park (a street that I remember looking similar to this one), the stadium lights, the green-green grass. It's a memory I've held onto. It's the reason I take my boys to sporting events whenever I get the chance. I hope they remember those times too.
Posted by Pause at 12:02 AM