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 wall. St. Vincent's Hospital.

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The wall behind the stairs is covered with "missing" posters. St. Vincents
is the closest trauma center to the World Trade Center site. They were
braced to receive victims.They never got them. All there were, were missing posters and bodies.They encased the wall in lucite I dunno.. maybe 6? 8 months? After it
happened, but I remember the wall from before the lucite. I defy *anyone* to
walk the wall without crying. I can't do it, and I am hard to shake.
15th Apr 2005, 06:36   | tags:,

Arkadeis says:

Even just looking at the photo makes me want to cry.

15th Apr 2005, 06:39

bronxelf says:

Did I ever take you there? I can't remember.

15th Apr 2005, 06:41

Arkadeis says:

Nope, we did not have time. We did drive by it as we rushed to....umm...somwhere.

15th Apr 2005, 06:49

bronxelf says:

We need to do more rushing to somewhere together. I was just looking over the photos from the last time. :)

15th Apr 2005, 06:54

mermy says:

aww thats an amazing pic belf. I keep wanting to comment on your pics more but usually they are so popular by the time I get to them the length of comments is SO LONG I dont have time to read them, so glad I got in early on this one :)

15th Apr 2005, 08:24

bronxelf says:

Glad you like it. I should go back and get a better shot. This wasnt very dramatic.

15th Apr 2005, 08:25

bronxelf says:

Nope. I'm an interior designer, studying to be an architect. :)

15th Apr 2005, 08:27

bronxelf says:

Do you know where they're going to school?

15th Apr 2005, 08:29

bronxelf says:

Oh sure. :)

NYU's website

15th Apr 2005, 08:36

bronxelf says:

From my house? I can hit NYU in about an hour and 15. From school? Maybe 15- 20 minutes tops, on the train.

15th Apr 2005, 08:39

bronxelf says:

You can certainly say hi. I'm in that neighborhood a *lot*. (a lot.)

Anyway, I'm off to nap. It's 4am here. :)

Talk to you later this afternoon...

15th Apr 2005, 08:43

Euphro says:

Thanks for posting this. Painful subject matter, understanding that mass destruction is really made up of individual tragedies one upon another.

15th Apr 2005, 12:03

bronxelf says:

I'll try to get a better phtoto soon. I have an idea for a better angle, and more close up. I also have a bunch of photos of the fence across the street.

15th Apr 2005, 13:25

Euphro says:

Good morning, by the way!

15th Apr 2005, 13:31

bronxelf says:

*blearily stumbles in*

gmmrblrgh.

15th Apr 2005, 13:40

Euphro says:

:D

15th Apr 2005, 13:42

bronxelf says:

tooearly.

notnuffsleep.

blames that one over *there*

*AHEM*

15th Apr 2005, 13:50

autumncat says:

I like this shot - and will be very interested to see the alternate angles you take.

You're a natural at this photo type thing. ;-p

15th Apr 2005, 16:19

bronxelf says:

Oh come on. Youve seen my older photos. You know how much better it's been since Manny's been teaching me.

15th Apr 2005, 16:25

autumncat says:

Yeah, I saw your older stuff.

But, classes more or less refine and polish talent. Some things can't or don't need to be taught.

I believe you have had the "eye" (as they say) for this. I am sure it's no accident considering your design talents - space and angles and such.

15th Apr 2005, 19:15