Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Out in the city

My choir rehearsal on Monday was in midtown, near where I used to work, my stomping ground for going on 20 years. I took some photos of my old commute home, and enjoyed being out in that part of the city again.


The reddish brown building is Carnegie Hall and on the far right in the distance is the diamond-studded Hearst Building, home to numerous magazines you know and love.


This photo struck me as the juxtaposition of old and new construction in the city, stone and steel, church and commerce, sacred and profane.


Riding in a cab, I passed by the Julliard School of Music just as the sun was setting and the sky was doing something operatic. The colors. The light.



21 comments:

  1. Great photos! I miss wandering NYC. :(

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    1. Steve, you and Olga make wandering London look quite magical!

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  2. So very, very different from where I wander. But both so very beautiful in their own ways.

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    1. Ms. Moon, I often think about how different our lives are, how vastly different our surroundings, and yet we are so much the same. It makes me really believe that souls do touch, and that it has nothing to do with outer circumstances. Love to you.

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  3. Gorgeous. I love that city. I would love to live there for a time.

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    1. Brittany, I love this city too, except now I have almost no extended family here. For the first time in my life I wonder about moving. The man, however, has settled in for the duration. We shall see how life unfolds.xo

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    2. Gosh I know that predicament. We never know what's going to happen, and I agree. We'll just wait to see how it unfolds.

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  4. Wonderful images you capture/create.

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    1. Thank you, A. They are partly "created" in that I do push the color with filters and such. Mostly I'm trying to get the photo to reflect what I saw when I took it! xo

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  5. Beautiful pictures. I especially liked the one of the church. You explained my attraction to it perfectly.

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    1. Dear Bruce, not gonna lie, I love it when you pop up here in comments! Love you, bro.

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  7. Such gorgeous photos -- I am so glad to know you and your art. You show me the city that I truly love --

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    1. Elizabeth, i had been away from that part of the city for a while, long enough for some affection for it to return, lol.

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  8. If only your gorgeous city was more wheelchair friendly...

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    1. e, the city has made great strides in terms of accessibility in the past decade or so. Just in time for me and my problem with stairs (gimpy leg). I think you'd find it so much easier now.

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  9. Ohhhhh...these photos make me look forward to coming there, which I probably will do in the next year or so. Maybe we can meet, too, since you are open to meeting blog friends! Meanwhile, the colors and shapes here make me sigh. You are so good at this.

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