Friday, August 31, 2012
These are the dog days of summer. Looking forward to a change in the weather and return to work next week.
Taken upstate last weekend, when the kids were playing speedminton barefoot. I've had no energy to get out and shoot this week, too much back-to-school on my mind.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Friday, August 10, 2012
I know, there aren't enough flower pictures in the world, but I was at the Botanical Gardens today and what are you gonna do? It rained the whole time and was not a particularly productive outing. I almost posted this one as B&W but finally decided on the color. I'll regret it soon enough - eh, what the heck, I'll just post both.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Just a short stroll from the Unisphere, these are the observation towers from the World's Fair, part of the NY State Pavilion complex, which is now essentially in ruins, a shell of its former self. It's hard for me to imagine it in the original form.
One of the neighborhood regulars chatted with me about it, said they were going to tear it all down a few years ago - what a shame that would be. It's also a shame that they can't make better use of the structure, the open interior would be an interesting outdoor theater space, and it is after all right next to the Queens Theater, which was built recently in the spirit of the World's Fair architecture:
But as of now the old pavilion is simply gated up and overgrown with weeds and stray cats.
Monday, August 6, 2012
At Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York. Left over from the 1964 World's Fair. My first real visit to this park, I think I'll be going back soon...
I also took pics of the NY State Pavilion, which I'll post at a later time. But today I was just kind of awestruck at the structure, and I think the shots reflect that "wow, isn't this cool" kind of superficial treatment.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
This is from a few weeks ago. We had another dreary cloudy rainy day. By the time I'm free to go for a walk it's too dark to get much going. This is the Henry Hudson Parkway as it goes under the ramp to the George Washington Bridge. I know what I like about this shot now, which I couldn't put my finger on before, but I'll wait to see if anyone else mentions it.