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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?


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.


Monday September 01st 2008, 10:44 pm
Filed under: General

(August 16) Yes, I am still posting about August 16th. (I finally remembered to tag the DUMBO photos though) The day that started out as a small trip to DUMBO to snap a few photos of the Revs sculpture before it is stolen into the private market, didn’t end with me walking back from the mural and heading straight to the York St. Station. Upon seeing one of the Manhattan “waterfalls”, I decided to go visit the trees that are being killed by the Brooklyn Bridge “waterfall”.

photographer
As it turned out, the place was full of photographers

underbridge
Under the Brooklyn Bridge, on the shores of the East River,
you’ll find Brooklyn Bridge Park

waves
Lots of people were sitting around here listening to the waves

cylinders
The park is presently full of artwork that has a “recycled feel” to it

gears and things

metal flowers

manhattan bridge
There’s lots of great views of the Manhattan Bridge here

parkgoers on grass
It seems to be a popular destination and hangout

sunset brooklyn bridge
There’s also a lot of good views of the Brooklyn Bridge

cromosaurus

wedding under the manhattan bridge
As I would later find out, this seems to be the place to have weddings

art bike

blimp
The MetLife blimp was in town

strange creatures that walk on boobies

bring us the victim trees
Finally, I reached my destination, the trees being poisoned
by the spray from the “waterfall”

"waterfall", killer of trees
And there’s the tree killer, caught in the act

wooden ring

fusion painting

(untitled)
This thing (“(untitled)”) reminds me of candy dishes for some reason

gps, google maps
That green dot is me, the dark spot is “(untitled)” above.

This ends my story about August 16th. I just realized I forgot to post my trip to Prospect Park in July. I guess that’s coming next.


Sunday August 31st 2008, 3:43 am
Filed under: General

Continuing through Downtown Brooklyn through to DUMBO, I finally arrived in the area. Remembering it only as industrial, I was surprised at how much there was to see.

manhattan bridge
Manhattan Bridge

wooden sculpture

wooden sculpture
Wooden sculpture

driftwood bench
Driftwood bench

zeus
Zeus (Bates Wilson)

nature matching system
Nature Matching System, inspired by the color of fresh vegetables and fruits

"waterfall"
From here you can see one of the Manhattan wretched “waterfalls”

momar
The Museum of Modern Arthur (?)

woman

forked tracks

tracks and cobblestones

pedros
I took the photo because I liked the artwork on the restaurant.
When I got home, I realized that awful Nike sign
is where a Revs & Peek mural used to be.

york st. station
Exit DUMBO here!


Saturday August 30th 2008, 4:58 pm
Filed under: General

(August 16) haven’t been in DUMBO in any reasonable sense of the word since Manhunt in DUMBO back in 2005. It feels like much longer than three years ago. My intent was to take the subway to York St., and walk a couple of blocks over to see the Revs and Kaves mural. Unfortunately for me, the due to subway construction, I had to get off at Jay St. Fortunately for me, I happened to have my GPS receiver in my backpack. What followed was an unexpected trek through Downtown Brooklyn through to DUMBO.

carroll st.
Off to the F station at Carroll St.

downtown brooklyn
Emerging in Downtown Brooklyn

red discs
Red disc thingy sculpture outside Polytech

you're welcome!
Thank You For Being Special!

orange sculpture

sculpture, orange
I think this was outside the Engineering building at Polytech



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