The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~John Greer

You don't take a photograph, you make it. ~Ansel Adams

The Earth Has Music For Those Who Listen.

"I still find each day to short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read and all the friends I want to see"

~ John Burroughs

August 31, 2011

Manhattan





"Once the amateur's naive approach and humble willingness to learn fades away, the creative spirit of good photography dies with it. Every professional should remain always in his heart an amateur."
Alfred Eisenstaedt

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August 27, 2011

The Flatiron Building
























The 22-story Flatiron Building, at the intersection of New York City’s Fifth Avenue, Broadway, and 23rd Street, is instantly recognizable for its triangular shape. At the time of completion in 1902, it was among the first and tallest of New York City’s signature skyscrapers. It has been a National Historic Landmark since 1989. During the US financial crisis, a top Italian real-estate investment firm, Sorgente Holdings, acquired majority stock in the iconic Flatiron Building. Their long-range plan is to turn the building into a luxury hotel. Since many of the current leases will not expire for ten years, this is a long term project. To Americans, weary of the strains of national debt, it is just another signal of the “melting pot” melting. This purchase of yet another American icon did not shock the country as badly as when Rockefeller Center fell into foreign hands in 1989, a purchase of Japan’s Mitsubishi Group. Still, it carries symbolic weight, as international investors take advantage of the upheaval in the real estate market and the weakness of the US dollar. Overseas investors are jumping into Manhattan’s office market as prices fall and landlords struggle to refinance debt, in numbers that stagger the mind. 
(by Rap361)


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August 26, 2011

Recreation


Centre Georges Pompidou. Paris June 2010.


Fri Aug 26, 2011
This week's challenge:
'Recreation'.



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August 24, 2011

Sudden Moments






















but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”
~Nathaniel Hawthorne


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August 19, 2011

Thunders


Raindrops on 14th Street. NYC
Tomorrow back to Mexico City
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August 17, 2011

New York Walks 2


Chinatown
11th Street
South Ferry Station
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New York Walks



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August 14, 2011

Central Park (A moment to relax)




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August 10, 2011

Acapulco


Puerto Marquez Beach



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August 9, 2011

Bubbling



Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it. ~Buddha

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August 8, 2011

The Player

Playing at Sunday open market

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August 5, 2011

Manifestation for Education


Today manifestation (8-4-2011) in Mexico City for Education for all


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August 4, 2011

Venice Walk






“Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
~George Bernard Shaw


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August 3, 2011

Queretaro

-Main Square-
 Queretaro is one of the 31 states which, with the Federal District, comprise the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico. 
It is located in North-Central Mexico, in a region known as el Bajío.  It is bordered by the states of San Luis Potosí to the north, Guanajuato to the west, Hidalgo to the east, México to the southeast and Michoacán to the southwest.


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August 2, 2011

Abrazo Monumental

Monumental Embrace
by Mexican sculptor Jorge Marin. 2006

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