Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Flashback: Dec. 27, 2010

The blizzard of the century that was almost bigger than the last blizzard of the century.


Marty Wombacher said...

That's a chilly memory!

Claribel said...

I think that top photo is stunning. It has qualities that remind me of the Edward Steichen photos of New York that I recently saw at the Stieglitz exhibit at the Met. If you told me the photo was taken in black & white with the natural and stop lights added, I'd buy that too, although I think it was a straight point and click shot? If so, then what a way to capture a moment. So many things to notice and comment on. Love it.

Claribel said...

Here's to the beauty of New York, as observed by the Milan Kunderas of the world:

Franz said, "Beauty in the European sense has always had a premeditated quality to it. We've always had an aesthetic intention and a long-range plan. That's what enabled western man to spend decades building a Gothic cathedral or a Renaissance piazza. The beauty of New York rests on a completely different base. It's unintentional. It arose independent of human design, like a stalagmitic cavern. Forms which in themselves quite ugly turn up fortuitously, without design, in such incredible surroundings that they sparkle with a sudden wondrous poetry."

Sabina said, "Unintentional beauty. Yes. Another way of putting it might be 'beauty by mistake.'"

--excerpt from Unbearable Lightness of Being

lindsay said...

Absolutely gorgeous photographs!