Saturday, July 19, 2014

Aboard the Staten Island Ferry

This is why I love tourists. They want something. They are not cool. They are enjoying themselves in all their tourist splendour, right in front and right out loud.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Opening Day of the Seasonal Farmer's Market at the Hattie Carthan Community Gardens

Okay. Most of these photos are of the bicycle-powered smoothie blender. This young lady is making me a watermelon-pear-honey-mint smoothie. A bargain, full of Vit. C, for $3.

The altar at the Garden. This is where the majik happens, literally.

The clay and brick bread oven. More magic.

And the long table full of veggies and home preparations. The farmer's market is open every Saturday. It's on Clifton Place at Marcy Ave., right near Lafayette Ave. Easy to get to via the G-Train or the B38.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Renovated and Re-opened, Smith & 9th Streets F / G Station, Glorious Gowanus / Red Hook, Brooklyn

The new metallic facade of the Smith and 9th Street Station

The sky was the best shade of blue and the clouds were bright, creating patterns that rivaled all of the activity on the streets below. Clouds and sky activated a parked car, below. Reflections on reflections.

A little drama - a silver bubble!

Station interior - complicated angles, lots of light, and in the lower corner you can catch a glimpse of Fathom Points + Compass Bearings, artwork by Alyson Shotz (2013)

The view from inside the silver bubble.

From the platform, you can see scaffolding, nets, and other signs of work still in progress.

And from other windows on the platform, you can see the Gowanus Canal, with downtown Brooklyn and the Williamsburgh Bank Building on the horizon.