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Better Than Real Because It's Not.


Sunday May 31st 2009, 6:58 am
Filed under: General

(May 10) Yep. I forgot to post the last part of the May 10th excursion… Under the Brooklyn Bridge are these odd fluorescent lights. I’ve seen them before, and while I’m still not sure, I think they’re supposed to be an artistic piece of some kind… although it’s hard to know for sure since there’s no plaque and I’m a heathen.

art?

utility?

bulbs?

expression?

installed or an installation?

cyclists
I really need a working bicycle

one of the eternal construction sheds
As I now always do, I walked home from DUMBO and the bridges

bam!
Past the Brooklyn Academy of Music

apparently not.
Will he?


Friday May 29th 2009, 4:26 am
Filed under: General

(May 16) Going places, going places I didn’t intend to go, and going more places still.

nobody expects the surprise mosaic!
I didn’t hear the announcement that my R was going to go express to 36th. Fortunately there were mosaics I hadn’t seen before at the end of the proverbial and literal tunnel.

1940's subway mosaic
These appear to be subway scenes from the 1940’s. I didn’t see a placard.

i wish it were mine
Then after picking up my notebook, it was back into Manhattan to the West Village heading for the library. Unfortunately I rode the subway and not the Ducati.

sleeping on the sidewalk
Passed four dogs camped out.

play with us!
Then someone woke them.

toxic much?
Took the F back through Carroll Gardens.

lincoln continental
Then out to Port Jefferson the next day to witness the winding down of a 40 year business.

fatherly advice
The next day on Union St., the strange sign had changed.


Wednesday May 27th 2009, 3:11 am
Filed under: General

(May 10) The point of my trip out on May 10th was to see the de-fence Project. I got there too late in terms of lighting, but it got torn down the next day. Where I live, the landlord has put in dangerous illegal apartments the city knows about and has done nothing about, but put up some art without a permit, and the state takes immediate action.

carousel
This was a surprise. A carousel inside a storefront.

signs & bridges


When I reached the end, the end was near for de-fence.


Friday May 22nd 2009, 4:26 am
Filed under: General

(May 10) I went back to DUMBO.

so much fail you need a mop
This building happens to be owned by the MTA itself, and long ago became a symbol of the agency’s FAIL syndrome.

the kicks of the damned
Everyone knows sneakers grow on bridges, not trees.

viewz
DUMBO Delights

twilight under the brooklyn bridge

brooklyn bridge

this eagle doesn't fly

must be good, eh?
Grimaldi’s, one of our famed pizza places with a line around the block.

brooklyn in the evening

cyclists


Sunday May 10th 2009, 5:39 pm
Filed under: General

Another thinking tour. My return to the Brooklyn Bridge. Didn’t come up with any good ideas.

china ownz us
This journey began in Chinatown, on Canal St.

meltdown
While talking to Tony, I ran into this metaphor for our financial system

j&r
The Temple of Daniel

no thanks
Sushi, Blimpie, Pizza, and Pasta. Ohhhh kay!

red and white
Thanks to the Empire State Building, it’s a little different every time I’m here.

iconic
Brooklyn. The Bridge.

people, some real, one not
I wandered back down Smith St., past this illusion

it's never really dark in brooklyn
And then along Carroll, back to pseudoreal headquarters.




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