Showing posts with label buildiings. Show all posts
Showing posts with label buildiings. Show all posts

Friday, June 20, 2014

On The Nature Of Gaining Control Of One's Life

Gone are the days when I would lament
About this, about that, about where the days went,
These days, I know what to do with my time,
I relax, I sit back, and I think up a rhyme!

Rhyming Leaves Outside 138 E. 94th Street

Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Pansies Observing Those Who Pass By

There are those who will quibble and nibble and gripe
About focus and lighting –well you know the type.
They miss all the fun with their nitpicking jury:
Some pansies are born to be blurry!

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Canada Goose

Canada Goose Grooming at the Reservoir

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Resting near the North Reservoir, Central Park

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Park Avenue Tulip Platter

There are many successful ways to serve tulips. One of the most popular is the Park Avenue Red Tulip Platter featured here in duplicate. Diners are warned, of course, to avoid taxicabs and to obey all traffic signals.


Thursday, February 21, 2013

That Elusive Dream

I know it’s the way I am looking at things,
So I think I’ll change my mind.
The arrows and slings that fortune brings
Are the usual kind, I find, so
I’ve decided to change the way I project,
The way I project, the way I detect
To ways positively inclined, so

When fate seems determined to screw up the week
I'll just give my perceptions a suitable tweak!
If plans go awry and we're sadly depressed
Well, perhaps we are actually just being blessed
With a chance to redeem that unfulfilled dream
We may have in our hearts and yet never expressed.

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New York Kentucky Coffee Tree on a Winter Night

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

St. Francis De Sales

While feeling off kilter today I decided to take a walk.  Well!  It was 20 degrees F. with 17 miles per hour wind!!  I sought shelter after a couple of very chilly blocks.  And look what's inside 135 East 96th Street!

Saint Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church

135 East 96th Street
New York, NY 10128

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Pedestrian Barely Escapes

Traffic! Wind! Snow! Crosswalks!  Green light; Red light! 
!!  "R"U"N"  !!

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Pedestrian escapes, barely!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

DIA: Design in Absentia?

OK. I am usually very accepting of interesting sorts of conglomerates.   I mean, if an architect wants to bend reality and create a  sort of Arabian, Vatican, Mongolian, Tee Pee-shaped Yurt-lookalike hut collection, it is really OK with me.

Furthermore, If you want to put these symbolically unfortunate constructions on top of an airport for some reason, go ahead and  negotiate it with the political context of the time. If they don't lose my baggage, I will assume it is some sort of Frank Gehry Neuveaux Shape-Shifting ideation.

So my question is:  Who, how, when, why --and  especially, where did they find an architect to match these glaringly haute couture-draped forms-in-search-of-a-function with that unbelievable 5 or 6 story Moscow- of-the-50s parking garage in the foreground?  The whole thing is --there must be a word....

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Denver International Airport, 2013

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Epipheny in Blue

There is an advantage of having Blue as the New Red and Green. It suits the chilled evening wanderers, as they go passing through an epiphany.

East 58th Street, New York, 2013 (Taken with iPhone)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas Shopping in a New York City Electronics Store

I know I'll find it here; everybody says if it isn't here, then it isn't anywhere. I already tried there and it wasn't there, so maybe they are right...

But wait! Where in here is it? It's not here, there isn't anything here that I even recognize~! Where is the exit?? I know it was here! Right here!

Oh My Gosh! I'm upside down! Where are the electronic police?  Is this cyuberspace??  Help!  Help! I'm trapped upside down in a New York Electronics store!

New York Electronics Store

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

In the Attic

The brass bed is there, and the haspy trunk
 My doll is inside with her blue net dress,
Remember her brown painted hair?

I see Hamster resting in a winter bushel basket
 Frozen, curled into an arc.
 I try to thaw him out, but things have gone too far.  

There's the ukelele on the baseboard track,
 Pulsing along, measuring the sound,
 Spinning up the tune, tying things together.

What do I do with the old bedspread?
 Fine woven sleeps,
 Fresh made mornings. 
I‘d give it away if I could.  


Monday, May 21, 2012

Time Travel

7000 May 007
Window Blue, May 2011

Window Blue, May 2012.

7000 May 018
Christian, Urban Tree-Bed Consultant, and Person with Hat, May 21, 2011

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Alive: to be aware of (De La Vega Drawing)

Two small beings lived on my path for a while today.
Is there any doubt they are in love?

De La Vega, May 2012: 3rd Avenue at 91st