If you have ever driven on the BQE toward the Verrazano Bridge, you have seen this wacky fish.
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Ba Relief Virgin, originally uploaded by veesvision.
This image is part of a series I have been working on for the past year or so. Brooklyn is said to be the bough of churches and in Sunset Park there is no shortage of religious structures. The image above was shot and enhanced digitally, I have found a new photographic medium. Stay tuned....
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
This particular statue is in the first temple I ever noticed in Sunset Park. I moved here in 1998. Located on 7th ave between 45th street and 46th street, this temple is the one I feel is the most visible because of the open glass front. Most seem to be covered in a gate or fence like the post below. Way in the back of the main room is a gorgeous golden Buddha.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
There was a loaf of sliced bread just a few feet away from here too. Perhaps expired.
*Update... more free food on 44th street between 5th ave. and 6th ave.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
This guy is a friend in my head. I don't know him and he does not know me but we see each other all the time. I love that he rocks the Puerto Rican gear and walks with his own theme music. One day I will introduce myself.
The most interesting portion of the picture now after the editing, however, are the guys in the background. (They don't look that happy with me shooting.) But it speaks to the changes in the area. Once populated by Puerto Ricans and Dominicans, business on 5th ave in Sunset Park are now catered to and operated mainly by Mexican, Central, and South American.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
"...I shant lie. 2009 wasn't my favorite year, but it wasn't the worst, either. Healthy? Check. Productive? Check. Happy? Pleased to say so. All systems are indeed a "go," but in the midst of limbo for a much desired geographic transition, I'm (and we're -- m'lady and rabbits included) anything but settled. Restless, perhaps, but also attempting to make the best of it. "
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
What has changed? For one thing, the trees are toddlers compared to the way they presently look. The lamp posts around the outside of the park have been renovated to the aluminum colored ones that are popular along highways in the US. My native Sunset Park source says the play park looked like this (with monkey bars, swings, and see-saw) until the late 80's. There was a sandbox, which was the long rectangle inside the enclosed circle and the triangle with a tree inside (beside the 2 walkers), is gone. Perhaps deleted to make room for the play park that is in use today.
Friday, January 8, 2010
This image is a familiar one to me because it always seems so crowed in this area of Sunset Park (8th ave between 39th street -63rd street). If you are looking for great deals on produce, this is the place to go.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Basically what happens on the night before Three Kings Day (Jan 5), children fill a shoe box (yes, a shoe box) with hay (yes, hay). This is to feed the camel, horse, and elephant of the noble kings. The boxes are to be tucked under the parents or grandparents bed on the eve. Then in the morning, the kings would have left a gift or two inside each box (one box per child).
In Mexico, the tradition is to also eat Rosca De Reyes with some coffee after dinner.
It is a wonderful tradition we have continued as my family gets older and I hope to continue until I have great grand-kids. My only issue has been, where in the heck world do I find hay in Sunset Park?
...Generally, we pluck some grass from the park.
For more info on this holiday, visit El Boricua
Monday, January 4, 2010
Didn't have to go far to shoot these. Outside my studio window I noticed the cardinal first then spotted the 2 wood peckers. I am always surprised to see birds other than pigeons or sparrows behind buildings in Brooklyn. CRAZY!