Monday, May 31, 2010

Where the Wild Things Are

Dear Diary,

Today we went to the zoo.  It was incredible!  Here we are at an aquarium with stadium seating, where we watched the wildlife as they interacted in their natural habitat.  We're watching some sort of chase or hunt.  I think the yellow one is going to win.

Love, etc., X

Meatpacking District.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Transience in the Secret Garden

Artwork above the city.

The High Line - converted railroad tracks provide a makeshift park above the city.  Crowds flock.  Environmentalists weep.

Meatpacking District.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

You're Gonna Be a Star, Kid

Movie theatre marquee.


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Remembrance and Hope

Prayer flags with the names of soldiers, in the breeze outside of a church.

Flatiron District.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sun Salutation

Even the sculptures like to enjoy the warm, sunny days.  This is the back view of a sculpture of Gertrude Stein, looking like she's deep in meditation.

Bryant Park.

Monday, May 24, 2010

The Odd Couple

Once again, the city is king of strange comparisons.

Times Square.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Getting the Hint

Around the time that I received the above "look", a dog trotted over to me and very deliberately attempted to urinate on my foot. Clearly these dogs were camera-shy. I know when I'm not wanted.

Madison Square Park.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Saxophone player under a bridge.

Central Park.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Life Imitating Art

The parallel linearity of the fence/lampposts/trees in Central Park reminds me of a painting that I saw once, whose name forever eludes me.

Central Park.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

One-way Track

Am I the only person who finds interesting life metaphors at train stations?  It's possible.

Grand Central Station.

Monday, May 17, 2010


I like how these rocks take on a soft, almost water-like quality from a distance.  To me, it looked almost as if the woman, engrossed in her book, was in danger of being swept away on a wave of granite.

Central Park.

Friday, May 14, 2010


Religious or not, I find something peaceful about seeing churches nestled between the skyscrapers and the corporate conglomerates that make up most of this concrete jungle.


Thursday, May 13, 2010


On a park bench.

Central Park.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Flags of Our Fathers

The city is filled with flags as diverse and colorful as the people who live in it.


Tuesday, May 11, 2010


As always, subtlety is not the city's strong suit.


Monday, May 10, 2010


I guess everyone watches the clock while at work.

Grand Central Station.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Love in the Strangest Places

New Yorkers are apparently very fond of emblazoning tattoos on their landmarks and structures.  The vast majority of these harsh, brittle carvings memorialize some particular moment of love.

Central Park.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Cinco de Mayo? Or excess of silver paint?

Sometimes you just feel like dressing up a little.

Murray Hill.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Exit-only passage at children's merry-go-round.

Bryant Park.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Leaves of Grass

The New York Public Library always impresses me, with its grand, high-ceilinged reading rooms and hushed, reverent tones.  I remain amazed at the billions (according to a quick internet estimate) of books in the world, each one quietly hoping to be read.

Bryant Park.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Say Hello to My Little Friend

I found this man walking through the city, holding the small flowerpot as if it was a portable friend.  It was both a little strange and incredibly endearing.

Bryant Park.
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