The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer

Showing posts with label Brooklyn. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Brooklyn. Show all posts

Friday, April 1, 2016

April 2016 Theme Day - The Beauty of Simplicity

Court Sq and Thomson Ave. Brooklyn. NYC

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.


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Saturday, February 23, 2013

A Blink Away!



"There is no truth. There is only perception."
– Gustave Flaubert


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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Brooklyn Bridge






...the goal of art was the vital expression of self. - Alfred Stieglitz

The Brooklyn Bridge is a bridge in New York City and is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. Completed in 1883, it connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. With a main span of 1,595.5 feet (486.3 m), it was the longest suspension bridge in the world from its opening until 1903, and the first steel-wire suspension bridge.

The Brooklyn Bridge is accessible from the Brooklyn entrances of Tillary/Adams Streets, Sands/Pearl Streets, and Exit 28B of the eastbound Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. In Manhattan, motor cars can enter from either direction of the FDR DrivePark Row, Chambers/Centre Streets, and Pearl/Frankfort Streets. Pedestrian access to the bridge from the Brooklyn side is from either Tillary/Adams Streets (in between the auto entrance/exit), or a staircase on Prospect St between Cadman Plaza East and West. In Manhattan, the pedestrian walkway is accessible from the end of Centre Street, or through the unpaid south staircase of Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall IRT subway station.

The Brooklyn Bridge has a wide pedestrian walkway open to walkers and cyclists, in the center of the bridge and higher than the automobile lanes. While the bridge has always permitted the passage of pedestrians across its span, its role in allowing thousands to cross takes on a special importance in times of difficulty when usual means of crossing the East River have become unavailable.

On October 1, 2011, more than 700 protesters with the Occupy Wall Street movement were arrested while attempting to march across the bridge on the roadway.

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Saturday, June 2, 2012

New York Light IV









Make Beautiful Manifesto

I am the creator, maker of moments,
Fighter of what I want versus what is expected of me.
I believe beauty is found in imperfections.
Every situation is an opportunity to capture beauty.
Today I open my eyes onto the world.
Embrace that it will become what I make it.
A place that has purpose.
Where stories inspire me to capture them.
It's time to share. Make the world right.
Make the world a work of art. 
Make Beautiful.

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"A photograph is always invisible, it is not it that we see."
Roland Barthes
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Friday, February 10, 2012

Structures


Mexico City

Brooklyn, NYC

Greenwich Village. Manhattan. NYC

Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.
~Le Corbusier

Happy Weekend!

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Friday, December 9, 2011

NYC III



Photo Friday - Fri Dec 09, 2011
This week's challenge:
'Depth Perception'.





Jaques Torres Chocolate
Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, on Water Street, you will find the first Jacques Torres Chocolate location. From street level, visitors can glimpse the chocolate factory in action and the store shelves filled with chocolate treats.

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

NYC - II (Secret Fiesta)






In the words of Henri Cartier-Bresson, "you have to blend in like a fish in water, you have to forget yourself."

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