Where is there an end of it, the soundless wailing, The silent withering of autumn flowers Dropping their petals and remaining motionless; The Four Quartets, T.S. Eliot. The latest entry from an urbex adventure in Staten Island.
Monthly Archives: April 2012
A few months ago when I shot the interior of Grand Central Terminal using A Minolta CLE and Ilford HP5 Plus film, I needed to head outside to finish the roll. This is one of the shots I grabbed, from an overpass hard by the East River that looks straight down 42nd Street looking west.
I doubt Instagram needs any more introduction after Facebook bought the company for $1 billion in cash and stock a few weeks ago, but for those unaware, Instagram is an app for iPhones, and more recently also for Android phones, that allows users to share images quickly and easily to an online social community. It […]
The NFL draft starts this evening and these folks were lined up outside Radio City Music Hall last night, waiting to get wristbands that allows them entry tonight. I like football, but find that watching the draft is less interesting than watching paint that’s already dry. Obviously these folks disagree. I hope they’re all happy […]
Yesterday morning was a bit brisk and chilly, but there was an epic blue sky, with just the right amount of clouds. I took a bit of a roundabout walk on the way to the subway in the morning and ended up at the Fresh Pond Road subway station, which has this cool vantage point. […]
According to the mural, “Mom” passed in 2009, and my web research indicates that the “M&M Variety Hardware” store closed sometime between fall 2010 and fall 2011. The “In Memory of Mom” moral on the roll down gate was done by local muralist Chico, who also does a rotating series of murals on the wall […]
This statue is on display in the courtyard of the Church of the Transfiguration in Chinatown, NYC. The church was originally built by Lutherans in 1801. That Lutheran congregation, whose history goes back to 1749, was riven by disputes over doctrine and language, and the building was sold to Episcopalians in 1810. As the neighborhood […]
I previously showed these arches in Fort Tryon Park, but from the other side where you could not see the George Washington Bridge. As cool as these arches are to look at and to contemplate photographing, I had a tough time getting a composition and angle I liked.
This is one of the smaller streets in Manhattan, just one block long and fairly narrow. Mosco Street was formerly known as Cross Street. It was longer than it is today, and was part of the infamous “Five Points” intersection and neighborhood once notoriously known for riots, criminal gangs, and infectious diseases. Today, Mosco Street feels […]
Last week I was invited by a group of New York area photographers active on Google Plus to take part in an excursion to an abandoned community on Staten Island. The trip was planned and led by Jose Vazquez, and also included Angel Figueroa, Howard Gaines, Mike Marin, and kora foto morgana. It was a […]