Urban Alchemy

by bronxelf

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These are random moments in the life of an indecent designer and the city she loves.

To read my grudging babblings about design, click the button.

And can we really measure
If we think we're any better
than that skyline that goes on and on
forever, on and on...."

- Less Than Jake: Is This Thing On?

Everybody in this world wants the same damned thing-
just not at the same time.

-Chris Orbach: Jane

I could be condemned to hell for every sin but littering."

- Soul Coughing: Idiot Kings

I am a female, carbon based lifeform.
I am a New York City Native.
I am a Design Professional.
I take photographs.
I also sculpt, paint, create mosaics, and play with weapons.

And sometimes, I even dance about Architecture.

What I see, is what you get.

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The Empire State Building peeks out between the legs of the Manhattan
Bridge. Taken from the Brooklyn side, in DUMBO.

Viv says:

should have known it was yours when it attracted my attention - such a strong image

but DUMBO?

3rd Feb 2006, 08:55

bronxelf says:

Thanks very much for the compliment. Yes, DUMBO. DUMBO= Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. It's literally what that neighborhood is called these days.

3rd Feb 2006, 08:58

bronxelf says:

Thank you. :)

3rd Feb 2006, 08:59

bronxelf says:

Their self esteem seems to be fine. It's a really cool neighborhood. It's becoming quite expensive, though, which is unfortunate. But it's really very interesting. Definitely my kind of area. Very industrial, with a lot of old warehouses and factories that have been converted to artist's lofts. But with all the new hip and trendy, there's a lot of much more expensive development going on. I was in DUMBO taking photos of a building I'm using for my thesis project.

400,000 square feet of kinky goodness.

3rd Feb 2006, 09:04

Helen says:

Oh, beautiful, I'd put that on our living room wall.

3rd Feb 2006, 09:06

bronxelf says:

Helen- I can print you up a copy, but I suggest holding off til you see the others from this set. There might be other ones you like also.

However I can't do bigger than 8c10 here without sending it out-- if you want larger I can send you the original digital file and you can have it printed there.

Taniwha-- Tom Waits will do that, in general. :)

3rd Feb 2006, 09:10

bronxelf says:

I think so. I know a lot of people who are really deeply emotionally affected by his music.

3rd Feb 2006, 09:13

Helen says:

Oh thank you! We haven't any pictures in our living room at the moment, so there's room for a few. If Beth etc agree.

I'm sure we could get them printed out nicely over here.

Maybe I like this one, because it looks like a giant H.

3rd Feb 2006, 09:20

bronxelf says:

I took a *lot* of photos in Brooklyn yesterday, and many of them were of this bridge and the Brooklyn Bridge, so let me know if there are any others you'd like.

3rd Feb 2006, 09:22

kostika says:

Beautiful. Such a wonderful image.

3rd Feb 2006, 09:52

Steve says:

Looks like a classic shot, very nice

3rd Feb 2006, 10:08

daz says:

WOW! Beautiful! :D

It would certainly look good on MY wall, too... ;)

3rd Feb 2006, 10:24

Dhamaka says:

absolutely - great shot

3rd Feb 2006, 13:27

bronxelf says:

Thanks. everyone. :)

Like I said, I have lots of other photos from DUMBO, so I will be posting some more.

3rd Feb 2006, 18:58

Dhamaka says:


3rd Feb 2006, 19:02

raggedy says:

It does indeed look like the same bridge

8th Sep 2006, 19:50

bronxelf says:

That's cause it is. You were just standing farther back than i was. I'm going to be back down there tomorrow night. Will snap some night shots of it then.

8th Sep 2006, 19:50