PhotoPOSTcard: New York City’s 9/11 Memorial

For the 9/11 memorial in New York city, the footprint of the original World Trade Center twin towers has been memorialized as two large reflecting pools. The design, which is called Reflecting Absence, comprises two one acre waterfalls, the largest man made waterfalls in the US. 

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PhotoPOSTcard: Want to Buy the Brooklyn Bridge?

“If you believe that, I have a bridge to sell you”

Since it was built, New York’s Brooklyn Bridge has become a symbol of ultimate gullibility.

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The Bushwick Collective – New York’s Other Art Scene

Not all great art is on display in a museum or a gallery. Some of the most fun art to discover is street art painted on walls, fences and garage doors. In New York city, the best examples can be found in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, which has become a fertile ground for artists that prefer to use a spray can on a wall in place of a paint brush on a canvas. Wander the blocks around the intersection of Troutman St. and St. Nicholas Ave. and explore the mural art that makes up the Bushwick Collective. You’ll find that these days, more than just a tree is growing in Brooklyn. 

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PhotoPOSTcard: World Trade Center Oculus – Not Your Typical Train Station

 

If you are heading to visit the 9/11 memorial in New York City, the first space you will experience is the Oculus – the train station terminal located at the World Trade Center. From the outside, the Oculus looks like a large white dove taking flight. On the inside, the Oculus is an all white, modern, large, open space. I found the bright and airy building with its soaring architecture very uplifting, not unlike being in one of the large Gothic cathedrals in Europe. A fitting prelude to the somber and peaceful 9/11 memorial.

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Photo Inspirations

Photo Location – New York City, cornet of 7th Ave. and 53 St. sculpture by Robert Indiana.  This sculpture compliments Mr. Indiana’s original LOVE sculpture which he created in 1970.  Just like the LOVE sculpture which exists as copies in locations all around the world, the HOPE sculpture can also be found in Venice, Caracas, Munich, Miami and Vinalhaven, Maine

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Reflections From 2017

I love taking reflection photos.  There is something about the symmetry of a perfect mirror image that never gets old for me. Or the juxtaposition of the inside and the outside of a window reflection.  As a result I am always drawn to photographing reflections. Sometimes the reflections make up the whole photo and sometimes they are just a small element, but  with each trip, I always come back with a few more.

Here are my favorites from 2017, at the same time, chronicling my travels for this year. 

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East Coast Meets West Coast – A Dale Chihuly Exhibit at New York’s Botanical Gardens

If you live within driving distance of New York city or are planning a trip before the end of October, I recommend a visit to the New York Botanical Gardens to see the current exhibit by master glass artist Dale Chihuly in this beautiful garden setting. Continue reading “East Coast Meets West Coast – A Dale Chihuly Exhibit at New York’s Botanical Gardens”

Camping Like a Vanderbilt – The Illusion of Roughing It

The Great Camps in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York were the wilderness playgrounds for the wealthy and elite of the Gilded Age in the late 19th century. One such camp, Camp Sagamore, has been preserved and restored and the serene and secluded wilderness setting can be experienced much like its Vanderbilt owners did over a century ago. Continue reading “Camping Like a Vanderbilt – The Illusion of Roughing It”

PhotoPOSTcard: Moon Rise Reflection Over Sagamore Lake in the Adirondacks of New York

New York state’s Adirondack mountain region is dotted with lakes and thousands of acres of preserved recreational land. It became the playground of the rich and famous during America’s Gilded Age. For the Vanderbilt family, Lake Sagamore was their vast private retreat in the wilderness of this mountain region.

The full moon rise is partially hidden by the clouds. Photographing in black and white produces an eerie look that seems more appropriate for Halloween than early Sept.

 

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Rose