February 24th, 2018
(but it could as well have been yesterday; it was a foggy and soggy day, miserable like only a proper Monday can be; also, a helicopter crash-landed on a high rise roof, sending shivers down the spine of the entire City)
When I leave, I want to take this picture with me. The Empire, the Chrysler, the reflections, the myriads of windows. The stories that go on behind them that I cannot even begin to imagine.
A typical working day in Midtown Manhattan.
October 10th, 2017
Holiday window displays in Manhattan are integrally connected with Christmas in the collective consciousness of New Yorkers – and in that of the regular, or even occasional visitors too. They’ve become part of the tradition, glitz and glamour and beauty of the holiday season and there just can’t be Christmas in the City without them.
Here, for instance, are some takes from Bergdorf Goodman’s breathtaking displays, inspired by some of the city’s most iconic institutions such as the American Museum of Natural History, Museum of the Moving Image, The New York Botanical Garden, New York Philharmonic and New-York Historical Society (there are also windows for Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and UrbanGlass but I have no captures of them).
Entitled ”To New York with Love”, a celebration of the city’s ongoing love affair with arts, history and music, they are simply spectacular.
New York Philharmonic
The New York Botanical Garden
Museum of the Moving Image
American Museum of Natural History (and an avid admirer)
New-York Historical Society
And back to business with the commercial part and evening gowns – entrance in grand style guaranteed.
A ball in the Four Seasons, maybe?
At which point I have to move on because I feel I’m turning green; head over heels (image from Elie Tahari)
December 17th, 2017
A front to back, collage-like image. Amusingly deceptive, yet a hundred percent real. Depending on your point of view.
Sixth Avenue & 34th Street
December 4th, 2016