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That's a chilly memory!
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.
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
Absolutely gorgeous photographs!
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