Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
I'm standing at the corner of 42nd St. and
Lexington Ave.—with the Chrysler Building
directly behind me—and the shiny building
you see on the left is where I work. I'm lucky
to work in the very heart of such a vibrant
city, but I wish I was vacationing in Paris
right now (instead of "staycationing" here)!
[Find more Skywatch here.]
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Not my favorite food, but so quintessentially
Italian that I have to love them! So, are you a
fan? (These, by the way, were for sale at the
wonderful Mercato Centrale, in Florence.
[See more abc wednesday here.]
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
. . . and all my favorites seem to grow in the
Brooklyn Botanic Garden. This one is in the
BBG's Japanese garden, a lovely, peaceful
oasis at any time of year— but most especially
in the fall and winter, when visitors are scarcer.
[This post is part of That's My World Tuesday;
see more here.]
Monday, October 26, 2009
Please don't ask me to explain this photo.
This guy was playing his accordion at the
Union Square greenmarket. Why was he
wearing this helmet? Beats me! Sometimes
it's better just to take things at face value
(so to speak).
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Sunday, October 25, 2009
Here's another small part of my fave Paris
museum, the Musée du Moyen Age. I
passed this place every day when I lived
here back in the '60s—and never went in.
Now I go every time I'm lucky enough to
get to Paris. Older . . . and wiser.
[See more shadow shots here.]
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Really struggled with this one. Finally
passed this scaffold on a side street in
my Brooklyn neighborhood. God bless
the guys who climb up on these things.
I'm not afraid of heights, but this all
seems so . . . tenuous. Would you
trust your life to these ropes?
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I'm feeling a bit nostalgic for my
once-upon-a-time home these days,
so here's an image of where I'd like
to be right now. Those of you who
visit Paris Daily Photo may recognize
Eric's famous perspective here (though
I took this shot long before I discovered
his wonderful blog).
[Check out more abc wednesday here.]
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
At the risk of sounding like a total
fuddy-duddy, could someone please
explain this "look" to me? Whenever I
see a kid with his pants belted below
his butt like this, I want to ask him two
questions: "Why??" and "How do you
keep them up?" Just out of curiosity,
I tried this myself at home—and, of course,
my drawers were down around my knees
in no time. And I couldn't DO anything
because I had to be thinking about my
pants every second! Seriously, I truly
just don't get it.
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Monday, October 19, 2009
Wish I could tell you who created this groovy
wall, or when (maybe it was 1987, but it was
definitely not 1787). It's on St. Mark's Place
in the East Village, where "groovy" is still a
perfectly good word to use.
[Find more mellow yellow moments here.]
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Looked out the window of my office
one day and snapped this shot of 3rd
Avenue near 42nd Street—and, for a
change, there were no fire trucks
(or sirens to announce their imminent
arrival). BTW, Midtown Manhattan is
a very noisy place!
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Saturday, October 17, 2009
This is so much harder than having a
category! I finally decided to post the
last picture I took—this one from in
front of the U.N. The sculpture, by Carl
Friedrik Reutersward, was a gift from
Luxembourg in 1988.
[You can visit Photo Hunter here.]
Friday, October 16, 2009
A stretch of NYC skyline that's very
familiar to all the millions of workers
who commute daily into and out of
Grand Central Terminal (and the vast
subway station beneath it).
If you should happen to visit NYC, try
not to find yourself at the NW corner of
Lexington Ave. and 42nd St. during the
evening rush hour—that's a lot of people
who just want to get home, and you don't
want to get in their way!
[Go here for more Skywatch fun.]
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Which is what this beautiful flowing "fabric"
is made of—in the Chiesa dei Gesuiti, in
Venice. Even in person, it's hard to believe
that this is actually stone.
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I had to leave my lunch date to hurry back
to work, but his gaze followed me intently
through the window as I departed . . .
Personally, I still love Elvis—how about you?
[See more of That's My World Tuesday here.]
Monday, October 12, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
What can I say? It's become a small
obsession—walking around with the
camera and thinking, "Where's the
shadow?" And whadda ya know?—
sometimes I'm the shadow. (For
example, what was the first thing
I did when I got to my friends'
house in Montauk? Take this picture!)
You can find more shadow shots here.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Spent a long time watching these women
playing basketball on the courts at 6th Ave.
and Houston St.—mainly because they're
THAT good. If you want to see great b-ball
in NYC, you have two choices: Pay to see
the pros or come to these public courts.
P.S. —that ball? all net!
Friday, October 9, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
This is kind of far off the beaten track
in Venice—which in Venice is pretty
much exactly where I prefer to be!
It's the sestiere of Castello; my fave
sestiere is Dorsoduro.
Do you know Venice? And do you
have a favorite neighborhood there?
See more ABC Wednesday shots here.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
You can't really tell, but this was
some serious storm surf (the best
kind if you ask me). Took this shot
off Montauk, at the very tippy tip
of Long Island. Gonna miss this 'til
(See more My World Tuesday here.)
Monday, October 5, 2009
The turning of the leaves, that is. I was
starting to think it wasn't going to happen
this autumn for whatever reason— our very
wet summer, global warming, who knows.
So, are the leaves turning where you are?
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Sunday, October 4, 2009
Not all Brooklyn real estate has green
space, but all Brooklyn brownstones have
a great stoop—where you can hang out
and greet the neighbors, watch the kids
ride their bikes up and down the block,
or enjoy a coffee and the Sunday paper.
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Saturday, October 3, 2009
This was on an old wellhead in Venice.
Translation: Andrea I miss you too
much . . . I can no longer live without
you. I beg you to come back to me . . .
I love you! 6 months . . . and always in
my heart . . . ANDREA I LOVE YOU!!!
Apparently, this way of communicating
is common among the young people of
Venice. Takes me right back to the high
drama and raging hormones of junior
Friday, October 2, 2009
This is just one of the houses of worship
in Brooklyn, which is known as "the
borough of churches." Maybe that's
because there are almost 700 of them
in its 71 square miles. (BTW, as far as
I can tell, the largest number are Baptist
churches—shades of the South.)
Find more Skywatch pix here.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
That's what the United Nations is when the General
Assembly is in session (as it was recently—I saw both
Obama and Quaddafi drive by). There are police
everywhere, and they actually remove the mailboxes
for several blocks around the UN. These trucks were
stationed at 2nd Ave. and 42nd Street. You couldn't
go east of here on foot or in a vehicle unless
you had UN ID. I did manage to get through, so I
must be special (or invisible).