|Beautiful brownstones in Harlem.|
Friday, April 27, 2012
|Apparently I have a 'thing' for empty chairs and tables outside a restaurant....|
Photo taken at Hudson Street in the West Village earlier this week.
Today it is chilly and windy, not a day to have dinner outside!
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Today I am linking up again with Ashley Sisk for the Scavenger Hunt and this week's prompts are
Here are my interpretations:
Here are my interpretations:
Eggs in a bowl. I think it is simply beautiful
Jane's Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park, I simply added the grain
A bike, perfect for transporting yourself and maybe some groceries
Made this panoramic view of my teeny tiny apartment with my iPhone and used
the app Photosynth to stitch it all together.
It turned out that it is difficult to catch a bubble like the one I photographed.
But after a few attempts I finally managed to press the button of my remote control
on time and get some real action shots, haha.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Had I not seen the beautiful photos everyone makes at cemeteries and the interersting stories they write about it I would not have thought of going to a cemetery to make photos. But this weekly meme got me interested.
As per the Taphophile Tragics website:
Taphophilia is an interest, morbid or otherwise, in graveyards and cemeteries. Graveyards were attached to churches, whereas cemeteries were specifically set up for the burial of the dead.
A taphophile is one who finds they are attracted to walking around cemeteries, reading the headstones and musing upon the familiy history contained therein.
This weekend I went to The Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York to make photos. This is a enormous cemetery and was founded in 1838. Green-Wood is 478 acres of hills, valleys, glacial ponds and paths. The landscape is still the same as it was in 1838. By 1860 Green-Wood was attracting 500,000 visitors a year, rivalling Niagara Falls as the country's greatest tourist attraction. People liked to come out to the cemetery with their families to have picnics, carriage rides, view the beautiful sculptures and enjoy the landscape. This cemetery was a fashionable place to be buried. There are 560,000 people buried on this cemetery, including Leonard Bernstein, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Civil war generals, baseball legends, politicians etcetera.
I have made many, many photos and had a hard time choosing which ones to post for this weeks Taphophile Tragics. I chose for the photos I made of children's graves and from gravestones that had a 'mama' or 'mother' inscription. Unfortunately I didn't have time to do more research and maybe find some information on the people who were buried.
This is my contribution to Taphophile Tragics:
|George. Son of John and Ann Gill. Died December 9, 1849. Aged 5 years and 9 months.|
|Our Mamie and Willie|
|Ma and Tommie|
|Our babies Thomas and Mary Jane, children of T. and E. Henry|
Monday, April 9, 2012
|I have found this mural last week in Chelsea, New York.|
This area is one big explosion of art galleries, street after street, after street.
And there is also a lot of street art in that part of New York.
This mural is made by South African street artist Faith47 and her Chinese husband street sculptor DALeast.
It was the first time they ever made something in New York and the first time they've painted together.
This mural can be found in West 21st street between 10 and 11 Avenue.
I'm linking with Monday Mural
I have also found a video of the mural they painted:
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Saturday, April 7, 2012
|This is the entrance to an art gallery in Chelsea, New York.|
I am very happy with this photo. Especially because I had no idea what exactly I was photographing
(my camera is on the ground and I just clicked and hoped for the best)
Have a nice weekend everybody!
I'm linking with Weekend Reflections & Weekend in Black and White
Friday, April 6, 2012
|I took this photo yesterday. It was a lovely day, bright blue skies and some clouds.|
Photo taken at The High Line, on of my favorite parks in New York.
The High Line is a public park built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets of Manhattan's west side.
For more info, visit the High Line website.
I'm linking with Skywatch Friday
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
|I am not very comfortable photographing people, unless I know them, but complete strangers is not something I photograph a lot. |
I'm more of a 'thing-photographer'.
But last month on one of my photo strolls I walked around at the Union Square farmers market.
There are many nice things to photograph at the market, for instance these bright colored apples.
And this lovely lady just happen to end up in my photo as well.
Actually I like this photo a lot, maybe because it is something I normally wouldn't shoot.
This last month I have looked at this photo over and over again, should I post it on my blog or not, always ending up choosing another photo.....
Today this photo is finally ending up here, looking through all my March photos, this was the one I liked the most!
(today I'm linking up with Photo-Heart Connection)
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
|I haven't been around much in the last few days, I was in Holland to celebrate my parents 35th anniversary.|
I thought it would be nice to post a photo of dress and heels I wore that day since Rose and Julie requested this in the comments on my heels photo.
It was a lovely day and I am glad we were able to fly to Holland, even though it was only for a couple of days.
The heels were great too, didn't hurt a bit, but I must say that I sat down most of the time :-).