Urban Alchemy

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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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these are actually not the same photo. They're two different photos entirely. I just took advantage of the fact that I washed the first one out to shit with my flash. :)

Taken at the American Museum of Natural History, NYC.
3rd Apr 2005, 09:37   | tags:,

neel says:



3rd Apr 2005, 12:03

Trav says:

Neat stuff.

3rd Apr 2005, 15:11

daz says:

Woah cool! :D

3rd Apr 2005, 16:46

bronxelf says:

Thanks everyone!

3rd Apr 2005, 17:06

Euphro says:

Great pictures; particularly the top one (and not just because I'm a geologist :-))

3rd Apr 2005, 20:05

bronxelf says:

You're a geologist? I should introduce you to my friend in Sydney. She's a geophysicist. I bet you two would have lots of great information to share.

3rd Apr 2005, 20:07

Euphro says:

I know one female geophysicist in Sydney! She's from Romania.

3rd Apr 2005, 20:10

bronxelf says:

Well my friend is Australian. I should ping her over here. I don't even know what time it is in Oz but I'll send a shout out.

3rd Apr 2005, 20:11

Euphro says:

We might be quite close in the Kevin Bacon sense (viz six steps and all that: the world of geology and geophysics is very small)

3rd Apr 2005, 20:12

bronxelf says:

Well I pinged her over on LiveJournal. Im sure as soon as she finds it she'll find her way here. :)

3rd Apr 2005, 20:15

Euphro says:

We'd better try again tomorrow. Sadly, I have to go now. Byeee

3rd Apr 2005, 20:17

bronxelf says:

See ya later!

3rd Apr 2005, 20:18

Geodyne says:

Euphro - you know Carmen?

If that's the person you know, it is indeed a small world.

4th Apr 2005, 00:01

bronxelf says:

I knew youd find your way over here eventually. :) Hallo!

4th Apr 2005, 00:02

Tara says:

And a (my) good morning to you, ma'am.

I do love the photos - especially the washed-out onw.

4th Apr 2005, 00:05

bronxelf says:

If you go back one photo, you can see Millie the Blue Whale, also. I have a bunch of photos that I took during my last trip to the AMNH.

4th Apr 2005, 00:13

Geodyne says:

I was just checking her and the others out. She's gorgeous.

I really need to get back to the holiday photos so I can show you the shot of H and the pygny blue whale skeleton. It's less than half the size of Millie, but gives a good sense of scale.

4th Apr 2005, 00:39

Euphro says:

I do know Carmen. Freaky. Met her at a meeting in Siena last year.

4th Apr 2005, 12:11

Geodyne says:

She and I did our Ph.D.s under the same supervisor, only she was a postdoc in the same university by the time I did my thesis. Lovely lady. Small world, yes?

She sadly left us earlier this year, she's doing a postdoc in Norway now.

What type of geology do you do Euphro?

4th Apr 2005, 23:50

Euphro says:

B'elf, with your permission, I'd like to make a poetry post here as part of Lyz's writing idea. Is that OK?

21st Jun 2005, 17:37

bronxelf says:

Of course, go right on ahead. And consider this permission to do that with any photo of mine you'd like, okay?

21st Jun 2005, 17:45

Euphro says:


We live in a world of ghosts.
An aftermath.
The Age of Mammals. Great.
We cannot see past the "ordinary" to what was lost.
We look at trees whose sharp and bitter leaves
Avoid the meal they will never be,
And branches that grow high to escape
Mouths that will never reach for them.
We listen to a dawn chorus that has lost its baritones.
I miss those ones I've never heard.
And wonder how it would have been
To look into the eyes of Troödon,
Or out of them.

22nd Jun 2005, 09:37

bronxelf says:

Excellent! :D

22nd Jun 2005, 09:39

Lyzardly says:


Hats off to Euphro!

22nd Jun 2005, 12:22

Euphro says:

Thank you very much :D

22nd Jun 2005, 12:30