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.

January 31, 2013

Flat Tire


Photography is nothing -- it's life that interests me. - Henri Cartier-Bresson

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January 30, 2013

Hongo Road


“The gods do not protect fools. Fools are protected by more capable fools.”
― Larry NivenRingworld

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January 29, 2013

Meow

I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.  Jules Verne  

Our World Tuesday

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January 27, 2013

Saturday Notes


“If you're lonely when you're alone, you're in bad company.”
― Jean-Paul Sartre

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January 26, 2013

Crescent


 Manhattan Skyline 
Panorama (iPhoneography)
[Background music by the indescribable Pharoah Sanders!]


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January 25, 2013

The Flatiron


The Flatiron Building (or Fuller Building, as it was originally called) is located at 175 Fifth Avenue in the borough of Manhattan, New York City and is considered to be a groundbreaking skyscraper. Upon completion in 1902, it was one of the tallest buildings in the city and one of only two skyscrapers north of 14th Street – the other being the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower, one block east. The building sits on a triangular island-block formed by Fifth Avenue, Broadway and East 22nd Street, with 23rd Street grazing the triangle's northern (uptown) peak. As with numerous other wedge-shaped buildings, the name "Flatiron" derives from its resemblance to a cast-iron clothes iron.
The building anchors the south (downtown) end of Madison Square and the north (uptown) end of the Ladies' Mile Historic District. The neighborhood around it is called the Flatiron District after its signature building, which has become an icon of New York City. The building was designated a New York City landmark in 1966, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989.


THE CURRENT CHALLENGE
Fri Jan 25, 2013
This week's challenge:
'Shadow'.

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