Sunday, April 29, 2007
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Are they clouds? Are they tombstones? Are they hats, fingers, mountaintops?
Look deeper than the surface, add some context, add some depth.
Ghosts--floating forward, rising upward, toward me. Gritty grey faces emerging from gritty grey ground.
What do you see?
Friday, April 27, 2007
Built in 1880, THE DAKOTA is said to have been so-named because at the time it was built, its location was considered as remote as the Dakota Territory out in the Wild West. Here we see the entrance on 72nd Street where John Lennon was killed in December of 1980.
Thursday, April 26, 2007
You may remember Tom's Restaurant even though you have never been to 112th Street & Broadway or never visited NYC. The reason? The tremendously successful television show SEINFELD used exterior shots of Tom's to pass for "Monk's", the favorite coffee shop of Jerry, George, Kramer, and Elaine.
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Simple and complex, familiar yet unfamiliar, the play of light and shadow can give comfort or haunt. [Images "caught" cause a double joy: the first seeing and then the having for the future.] We enjoy the give and take between the scene, the eyes, and the mind. We may not understand the given "what" but we can take pleasure in the "how" on our way beyond "why".
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Monday, April 23, 2007
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Here's to all the walls of the city that look right back--cheers!
My eyes could never never never
Keep their cool
I could never change
Just what I feel
My face will never show
What is not real
[all apologies to Red Hot Chili Peppers - I COULD HAVE LIED]
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Friday, April 20, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Rain or shine, you can always find something happening down on Canal Street. Yesterday, NYC received the second-highest amount of rain ever in its recorded history--over 8 inches! Reminds me of some of the days back home in the rain forest. Well, except we didn't have all the Canal Street stuff. ;]
Monday, April 16, 2007
With the different weather and so on, I couldn't resist revisiting the scene of This Shot. Enjoy the differences!
Special thanks to Kees and Tucker for phoning me from Paris (the one in France) yesterday. Good to hear from you guys. You know, it has been too long.
Sunday, April 15, 2007
I began to find myself searching, searching for shelter again and again--against the wind, a little something against the wind.
I found myself seeking shelter against the wind. Well those drifters days are past me now. I've got so much more to think about--Deadlines and commitments--What to leave in, what to leave out.
Against the wind, I'm still runnin against the wind. Well I'm older now and still against the wind.
[apologies to Bob Seger, AGAINST THE WIND]
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Did you see this guy yesterday? Did you turn around? Do you think superstitious thoughts?
"Suppose we have only dreamed, or made up, all those things--trees and grass and sun and moon and stars...Suppose we have. Then all I can say is that, in that case, the made-up things seem a good deal more important than the real ones."
THE SILVER CHAIR
Friday, April 13, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
The lesson I myself learned over and over again when teaching at the college and then the prison was the uselessness of information to most people, except as entertainment. If facts weren’t funny or scary, or couldn’t make you rich, the heck with them.
Kurt Vonnegut, November 11, 1922 - April 11, 2007
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Monday, April 09, 2007
Sunday, April 08, 2007
Down 7-6 in the bottom of the 9th inning, 2 outs, bases full of Yankees, the much-maligned Alex Rodriguez hit a Grand Slam home run (into The Black!) and the Yankees won the game, 10-7, over the Baltimore Orioles. He homered earlier in the game, too, a 1st inning 2-run bomb into the left field seats. [click photo for larger version]
You have to love getting tickets to a game at the last minute from friends of friends.
Saturday, April 07, 2007
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
You startin' the riot,
Ten green bottles fly down from the hillside,
You're too young to stay quiet.
Count me in because I don't wanna work,
In no place in the whole universe.
I'm just lookin' to see what I'm missing...
[all apologies to Charlatans UK - JUST LOOKIN ]
Remember: New York Nitty-Gritty has been nominated for
The 2006 Best of Blogs Awards - Best Hobby Blog
Voting ends April 13th.
Monday, April 02, 2007
Sunday, April 01, 2007
My shoe untied itself and I could not post a photo until now (9 PM). What do shoes and posting photos online have to do with each other you ask? Everything.
No fooling--New York Nitty-Gritty has been nominated for The 2006 Best of Blogs Awards - Best Hobby Blog
They don't have a photo category, so, this will have to do. Be sure to go there and show your support (early and often!). Voting ends April 13th.