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

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Woodstock I

Inspirational Town!
Woodstock was initiated through the efforts of Michael LangJohn RobertsJoel Rosenman, and Artie Kornfeld. It was Roberts and Rosenman who had the finances. Lang had experience as a promoter and had already organized the largest festival on the East Coast at the time, the Miami Pop Festival, which had an estimated 100,000 people attend the two day event. Roberts and Rosenman placed the following advertisement in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal under the name of Challenge International, Ltd.: "Young men with unlimited capital looking for interesting, legitimate investment opportunities and business propositions".

Lang and Kornfeld noticed the ad, and the four men got together originally to discuss a retreat-like recording studio in Woodstock, but the idea evolved into an outdoor music and arts festival, although even that was initially envisioned on a smaller scale, perhaps featuring some of the big name artists who lived in the Woodstock area (such as Bob Dylan and The Band). There were differences in approach among the four: Roberts was disciplined, and knew what was needed in order for the venture to succeed, while the laid-back Lang saw Woodstock as a new, relaxed way of bringing businesspeople together. There were further doubts over the venture, as Roberts wondered whether to consolidate his losses and pull the plug, or to continue pumping his own finances into the project.  [Wiki]

Beauty is certainly a soft, smooth, slippery thing, and therefore of a nature which easily slips in and permeates our souls.
Plato, Lysis

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6 comments :

fotonita said...

Really nice photo of this old houses Carraol!

Wish you a wonderful day! ; )

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ANITA said...

well done as always!!:))

Dana said...

Wonderful!

Fun60 said...

The name Woodstock certainly evokes memories(not first hand unfortunately) of that famous festival which is a complete contrast to your photo. Thanks for the informative post.

Black Jack's Carol said...

A powerful photograph, with a beauty in those old houses that seems to come from a time when I was a child. Trees reaching simultaneously skyward and to the depths of the earth. Love the quotes too. Didn't make it to Woodstock but have watched a recent documentary and remember the time well. I've been both attracted to the spirit of music and love, and repelled by the lack of care for the earth. Many thoughts triggered from one beautiful photograph.. thank you!

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