p s e u d o r e a l

Better Than Real Because It's Not.

Saturday September 28th 2013, 12:01 am
Filed under: General

(Sep 12) An event complete, must be unwound.

fitting the store gets headline billing
The real story of this museum isn’t 9/11, but money.

when the garbage scows roam
Nighttime in the subway

I wonder what the eagle is about?

east side rulez!
This time, from the other side

empty tunnel
The city that never sleeps, sleeping.

anyone /thanking heaven for seven eleven/?
Suburbia intrudes

It is impossible not to notice the sidewalk cows have all gone home

Where do you want to go today?

the journey's not over, but this is where it ends.
I note, nothing going to Port Jefferson. The Ronkonkoma line gets much more love.

Thursday September 26th 2013, 12:00 am
Filed under: General

(Sep 12) The touchstone of the year for me, has turned out to be whether or not I got into the city to photograph the Tribute in Light with the ubercamera. This isn’t the first trip the camera has made for this purpose, but the weather was uncooperative last time. I would have considered this a failure to execute, had I not made it in, or if I’d returned with the same photos as before.

but... but... but it's only 30% fraud!
It is a poor substitute for what was lost. It isn’t really even as tall as the old One World Trade Center was, but it lacks the gravity of the Twins, and pretends to be much taller than the Twins were. Sadly, New York’s new signature building is a poseur.

unappreciated in their time
Reminders of the true giants that stood in the neighborhood.

though it is quite a sight up close
Viza is right, the effect wears off over time. For me it’s the point of doing it, more than seeing it.

moving on
Odds are, I’ll never be walking around in this specific location again.

the symbol of a time of lowered expectations
The symbol of our era of decline. Less than half of what there used to be where you can see it, everything else close to ground.

and the stars
Once we reached for the sun,

coming back down

all light, but no substance
We just fake it.

To be continued one more time…

Tuesday September 24th 2013, 7:07 pm
Filed under: General

(Sep 11) Some things are touchstones in one’s life. For each of us, these are different things.

pennsylvania station
First stop, arrival and re-departure

bright and blurry
Stepped outside the station and started adjusting my camera

the building that beat donald trump
Saw an old friend

tribeca beckons
Wandered downtown, a reminder of college nights watching the Honeymooners with friends.

knob creek, saw this factory on tv
I’ve never worked at or owned a bar. I’ve imagined it a lot though. Odd.

irony(n): the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect
Nothing screams Amish like an electric sign in midtown Manhattan

This is all Walter White really wanted.

that was two lifetimes ago
I’ve had the Gorgeous George (it’s a burger)

To be continued…