Sunday, December 20, 2009

monochrome weekend

These are the beautiful library lions
in front of the NY Public Library. In
the 1930s, during the Depression,
Mayor Fiorello La Guardia named them
Patience (seen here in the foreground)
and Fortitude, two traits New Yorkers
needed then—as we do again now.
[Find more monochromes here.]

Saturday, December 19, 2009

weekend reflections

It's the old reflected in the new on 42nd
Street. (The reflective building is the Hyatt
Hotel right next door to Grand Central).
[You can see more PhotoHunter shots here.]

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Monochrome Weekend

I found this precious little putti in
a church in Rome. He's probably been
there for centuries, but he looks just
like the child of a friend of mine!
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Saturday, December 12, 2009

weekend reflections

Here we are at "the world's largest store."
Normally, I avoid it like the plague at
this time of year—made an exception,
though, to take some pix of their
holiday decorations.
[You can see more Weekend Reflections here.]

Sunday, December 6, 2009

monochrome weekend

This one was shot along the banks of the Tiber River,
in Rome. I took it on 3/20/2003, the day the U.S.
rolled into Iraq. Who even imagined we'd still be
there almost 7 years later?
[Follow the Monochrome Weekend meme here.]

Friday, December 4, 2009

weekend reflections

This graceful couple make their
home at the Central Park Zoo.
[You can find more weekend
reflections here.]

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Monochrome Weekend

Here's my offering for a meme I found today:
just one rule—your photo must be b&w or sepia.
Took this at Lexington Avenue and
50-something Street.
[See more monochrome shots here.]

Friday, November 27, 2009

weekend reflections

This was set up in the Paris Pantheon—
amazing how each mirrored section
reflects a different image (I'm sure that
was the point of this exhibit, but I'm
amazed all the same).
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Friday, November 20, 2009

Weekend Reflections

One of my favorites for window shopping,
this store is on the Campo San Barnaba,
in Venice.
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Thursday, November 19, 2009

My True Colours

Here's my offering for bright lapis blue:
A brightly colored house on Burano,
a blue glass sculpture on Murano,
a fairy bluebird in NYC's Central Park Zoo,
and cafe tables in the East Village.
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Saturday, November 14, 2009

weekend reflections

Reflected in a mirrored wall up on
the roof of the Metropolitan Museum
of Art in NYC, Roxy Paine's magnum
opus, "Maelstrom."
[You can find more weekend reflections here.]

Thursday, November 12, 2009

True Colors Thursday—violet

Just one shot—and totally literal:
Here's my offering for "violet."

Friday, October 23, 2009

photo Friday challenge — "autumn 2009"

One of the few trees in my neighborhood
whose leaves aren't still green!

True Colours Thursday — Green

My green things: grasses at the Greenmarket,
my brother Chris on drums, some NYC cops
on duty, and lotus flowers and pods at the
Brooklyn Botanic Gardens' water lily pond.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Photo Friday — " . . . is in the details"

I always heard that "God is in the details,"
and I'm sure the masons and sculptors
and artisans who created the Sainte
Chapelle believed it as they covered
every square centimeter with beauty.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

True Colours Thursday — Pink

Wanted to keep this to four photos,
and had a hard time choosing just
four. But here they are: a pink house
(with matching laundry) on the island
of Burano, near Venice; cherry blossoms
in full bloom at the Brooklyn Botanic
Garden; my mom's amazing 56-year-old
azalea bushes; and my darling little friend
Mary enjoying her 1st birthday cake.
[You can find more true colors here.]

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Photo Friday Challenge — "dawn"

Here's what the dawning of one new day
looked like at 30,000 feet.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

True Colours Thursday — Silver

Here are my offerings for today's color —
My favorite "silver" edifice in NYC, the
Chrysler Building, beautiful shiny fish
at the market in Venice, a favorite
Christmas ornament (unfortunately not
mine), and, finally, something that actually
IS silver.
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Saturday, October 3, 2009

photo Friday challenge — "fast food"

Nathan's—serving great fast food at
Coney Island here in Brooklyn for
almost a century!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

True Colours Thursday — Red

Just (literally) discovered this fun photo meme.
I actually have lots of photos of bright red
berries, but just to be a bit different, how
about these barn shutters?
You can visit True Colours Thursday here.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Photo Friday Challenge—"the face"

And this one was created by one of
the legions of art students who
study in Florence.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Moody Monday — Moonstruck

I'm a bit late with this one—hope
that's okay.
See more Moody Monday shots here.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

photo challenge — plants

Here's my offering for this challenge:
a cyclamen. They're easy to care for,
and provide a spot of bright color
in the dead of winter.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

slow boat to . . . the rialto

Here's my first offering for Moody
Monday—the theme: Slow.
See more Moody Monday here.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Fear—of heights!

Here's my first offering for Photo
Friday/the Weekly Photo Challenge.

Sunday, September 13, 2009 project

Just discovered this fun site. Here are
some shots for the theme UP.