Urban Alchemy

by bronxelf

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

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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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A very rumpled pigeon.

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4th Apr 2005, 23:28   | tags:

wombat527 says:

Hey, give him a break. It's been really windy...

5th Apr 2005, 01:18

bronxelf says:

No this wasn't wind. He looked like he was just incredibly rumpled. He didnt look very happy, as piegeons go. I felt kinda bad.

5th Apr 2005, 01:19

Euphro says:

That's not a good look for a bird. Probably close to the end. Tough as they may seem, city life takes it's toll on pigeons. London pigeons progressively lose their toes (some sort of infection), which eventually finishes them off.

5th Apr 2005, 09:21

bronxelf says:

I've seen pigeons missing toes here also. This one just looked positively pathetic.

I don't mind the pigeons. It gives the falcons something to eat.

5th Apr 2005, 16:23

Euphro says:

You have falcons?! You do have artificial cliffs, I suppose...

5th Apr 2005, 16:54

bronxelf says:

The Peregrine Falcon. The unofficially official bird of NYC. They LOVE it here- high places to perch and nest and an unlimited food supply. We get hawks too.

5th Apr 2005, 16:56

Euphro says:

That's great. I sort of collect these reports. Like wallabies in the English South Downs (chalky bit south of London; Bennet's wallabies as it turns out), parrakeets in London suburbs (Neasden), Raccoons in Germany, and so on. Keeps things from going extinct...

5th Apr 2005, 16:58

bronxelf says:

Oh we have lots of raccoons here, and skunks. Deer, certainly since they have nowhere to *go* anymore. Lots of wildlife. :)

5th Apr 2005, 17:11

Euphro says:

Sounds like what has happened with foxes in UK cities. Here in Cambridge we have urban Sika deer, although you normally only see these dead, often along with a wrecked car...

5th Apr 2005, 17:13

bronxelf says:

Deer here are generally white tailed deer. There's no shortage of deer, only a shortage of habitat. Too many people under the fundamental delusion that real estate is unlimited, and everyone is entitled to a detached, single family home in the suburbs.

(dont get me started on this one, I'll rant for days.)

5th Apr 2005, 17:14