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, 2012

New York by Gehry

New York by Frank Gehry (Background building - 8 Spruce Street)

Frank Gehry is perhaps the most celebrated practicing architect in the world today. He has been the recipient of dozens of awards recognizing excellence in architecture including the Pritzker Architecture Prize, which honors "significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture." Over the past five decades, under Gehry's creative direction, Gehry Partners, LLP has designed public and private buildings in North America, Europe, and Asia.
Hallmarks of Gehry's work include a particular focus on creating spaces that are comfortable to the people who use them, and that exist well within the larger context and culture of their location. The firm's approach to design is one in which the client becomes fully engaged in the process, making each project a true collaboration.

THE CURRENT CHALLENGE
Fri Aug 31, 2012
This week's challenge:
'Modern Life'.

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August 29, 2012

The Watchtower

The Erie Lackawanna Train station's watchtower in Hoboken, NJ
The clock tower at Erie Lackawanna Railroad & Ferry Terminal was part of a $115 million renovation. The $5 million, 30,600-pound replica of the terminal's original clock tower was placed on the newly renovated tower in November 2007. The clock was originally removed around 1950 because of storm damage.
Designed by engineer Lincoln Bush and architect Kenneth Murchison, the Erie Lackawanna Railroad and Ferry Terminal is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Built by the Delaware, Lackawanna, & Western Railroad, the entire structure sits over water on a steel and concrete foundation, accommodating six ferry slips and fourteen rail lines. The individually roofed train shed arches are an innovative design by Bush. The entire structure is sheathed in copper.
Years ago, the terminal was a busy hub for Ellis Island immigrants traveling by train to western portions of the country, and by local residents traveling to and from New York City. Today, the terminal plays a vital role in New Jersey's transportation system. Hoboken Terminal is a multi-modal transportation center for the northern and central portions of the state and is served by numerous NJ TRANSIT bus and commuter rail lines, the PATH rapid rail system to New York City, Jersey City and Newark, and NY Waterway ferry service to lower Manhattan.

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August 28, 2012

Frames


The camera is much more than a recording apparatus. It is a medium via which messages reach us from another world. 
Orson Welles

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August 27, 2012

Immersion



The more one looks, the more one sees. And the more one sees, the better one knows where to look. 
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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