Wednesday, February 29, 2012

From the archives: Rockefeller Center. I haven't been outside much for new photos, so this oldie will have to do for now. It was taken in the summer of 2011, look at the palm trees, makes me wish it was already spring (not especially summer, because they tend to be very hot here in NYC). Today they expect  a lot of rain here.... again not a day to go outside.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

This photo was taken from the High Line (a public park built on a rail line elevated above the streets). I love the buildings in my picture, I have a weakness for buildings that are a bit out of the ordinary. The white one on the left has been designed by Frank Gehry and the blue building in the middle of the photo has been designed by Jean Nouvel

Monday, February 27, 2012

I saw a picture of this mural on Flickr, and I thought is was a great mural. So I asked the photographer where he had found this one: West 21st Street between 8 and 9 Avenue in NYC. Last week I went over there to see for myself. This mural is ENORMOUS! I have never seen anything like this before. And it was very hard to get a good picture of it, especially with the fence in front of it, which is actually a pity, because his feet are also very funny (see below).

This is my contribution to Monday Mural, for more murals you can go to Oakland Daily Photo.
A little bit more information about this mural can be found here.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Friday, February 24, 2012

I live so close to the Hudson River, I could easily go there often to see the sunset, but somehow I hardly ever do that.
As you can see, the sunset can be stunning!
This is my contribution to Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

This afternoon I got really bored at home. I decided to go out and walk to Riverside Park and see if there was some

 sort of sunset. And there was. All afternoon it had been quite cloudy but suddenly the sun came out to say hello.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Gansevoort Street, Meatpacking District, New York City
two of my favorite subjects in one photo: a bike and street art

Monday, February 20, 2012

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Help me! at the corner of Broadway & Liberty Street in NYC.

Having your picture taken in this pose, I think, is so not original. But while I was walking outside yesterday I saw this guy posing for his friends. It made me laugh, suprised to see people still do this, haha. In a split second I decided to take this photo,  I like it. You can read more about The 'Red Cube' from Isamu Noguchi here.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Future Cop - Street art by A.S.V.P.
I am always on the look-out for these kind of things

Monday, February 13, 2012

This mural can be found inside the JCC Manhattan and is made by street artist Gabriel Specter.

This is only one of the six murals Specter made for the JCC. They are all very colorful, I personally like them a lot. Unfortunately this is only a temporary exhibit.  After March 1 the walls will be painted over and there well be another exhibition.

This is what the JCC has on their website about the murals and the artist:
The Laurie M. Tisch Gallery invited street artist Gabriel Specter to create a portrait of The JCC in Manhattan. In order to do this, Gabriel spent countless hours within our 14 floors, going to programs, watching, listening and talking with staff and members of all ages. From the stories Gabriel heard and the people he met and photographed, a portrait of our community came into focus.

For more Monday Murals head over to Oakland Daily Photo

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012

"Balancing Bearcat"

Another one of Peter Woytuk's sculptures that are part of a public art exhibit along Broadway in NYC. This balancing bearcat can be found at West 67th Street and Broadway.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Today I am linking up with whiskey.tango.foxtrot for the 1st week of the 'February - Photo a day challenge'. The list with prompts she provided seemed like fun and I thought let's give it a try and see if I can come up with a daily photo (I already missed day 4...). So here are my interpretations for this week:

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


I thought let's stay with this laundry theme for another day. Doing laundry does not bring a smile to my face. Every week I dread the day that it is (again) time to do laundry. It's not even doing the laundry itself that I don't like. But the fact that I have to leave my apartment, with two heavy bags, up and down the four stairs in my building, walking one block to the launderette, bleegh!
Back in Holland, where I come from, I was  used to having my washer and dryer in my own house. Going someplace else is something I cannot really get used to.
But I must say, when I am finally at the launderette and everything is in the machines I chat a little bit with Rosa, who works there, I go get some coffee across the street and while the washers and dryers do their work I read a book or a magazine. After all it isn't so bad, but I tend to forget that until the next week when it is again time to do laundry....

Monday, February 6, 2012

We our customers

Every time I pick up our dry cleaning these hangers put a smile on my face

Friendship starts with good communication.
Photo taken at the corner of Rivington Street & Norfolk Street on the Lower East Side.

This is my contribution to Monday Mural, for more murals head over to Oakland Daily Photo. 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Andy Warhol

"The Andy Monument" by Rob Pruitt at Union Square in NYC.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Friday, February 3, 2012

Window Ramblings

The outside of some bar on the Lower East Side in NYC