Friday, November 21, 2008

East Side


Very bright green...


Tasteful and warm colored ivy cascading out of a window box just off the Bowery.



A very enigmatic poster. What do all these disparate things have to do with one another?
That is the question.



On a bright clear, cold day, black and white looks stupendously crisp.


The merchants house seems part of a quite different and gentler world with its ornate doorway and tree reflected in the window.

19 comments:

  1. This is a New York we never see - thank you for giving us such a lot of tastes of your city.

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  2. that one list of words did seem eclectic...great pics. x K

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  3. I'm puzzling over that poster. The word "paranoid" is like the thing (from Sesame Street) that doesn't belong. Although, actually, if you were of a different frame of mind you might take the "hero" out instead.

    Do you think the merchant's house opens to an equally grand hallway or entryway?

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  4. Strange poster! You manage to get as interesting and colourful shots in N ew Y ork as you did in Marrakesh. Your photographers eye.

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  5. yaay i got it right:) that green was an eyeopener for first thing in the morning XX Carole

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  6. Hey Elizabeth!
    Love the crispness of all you shots here! Adore the merchants abode!
    and you!!
    xox
    Constance

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  7. Great photos that give such a good window into the city. The second and fifth are my favorites.

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  8. Wonderful photos, Elizabeth! I especially like the colors and composition of the first one with the bike.

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  9. Woa! Very bright green indeed! That is a great picture by the way Elizabeth, perfect composition! :o)

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  10. What a shocking green, you show everyone a different part of your world everytime. Big hugs for the weekend :D

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  11. Hello Elizabeth,

    See how your tour of our city enthralls folks from all over!

    I remember going on a tour of the Merchants House ... a friend was a volunteer there. I think that such tours are still possible ... maybe there is an open house around New Year's Day? My pathetic memory continues to shut me out, so cannot be sure.

    Crisp cold air in New York. Do you wear gloves? If so, hoping those gloves won't deter more wonderful photographs.

    xo

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  12. I love your photos of New York. My friend Margaret lives there but she never sends pics!

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  13. The ivy box and the doorway of the last photo look like they could have been taken in London, don't you think?

    But I have to say, I loved the lively green with the bicycle in the first photo :-)

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  14. I like Your shots...

    See You later !

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  15. Wow - that first pic's green will practically melt your eyeballs! Such a variety of imagery - in color and texture and architecture. I'm always tickled to see what you highlight.

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  16. What a beautifully ornate doorway.

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  17. The Merchant's House,
    and the row of townhomes on Washington Square North to me always recall Henry James (isn't it ironic that the NYU building, which replaced the quaint row of homes there, among them HJ's birtplace, is still standing, 120 years later, ugly as ever?).

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I look forward to hearing from you!