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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One of the true wonders of NYC architecture.

And you know, it has the Oyster Bar.
10th May 2005, 22:56   | tags:,

Euphro says:

Wow! Lovely blue light coming throug the windows :)

10th May 2005, 23:09

bronxelf says:

well two things:

The light in NYC is always blue (as a relative quality.)

second, and it's unclear in this camphone shot, but I could get it with the nikon, is that those arent just windows. They're catwalks. Theres two sets of windows there and walkways between them. So you see people walking between the panes of glass.

GCT is a marvel of architectural goodies. It's got some very odd acoustical effects, and all the constellations are painted on the ceiling...

backwards.

10th May 2005, 23:11

Euphro says:

Is the blueness of the light a result of not many direct routes for sunlight to the ground, i.e. everything is illuminated by a kind of sky-wash? :)

10th May 2005, 23:13

bronxelf says:

Im not sure. It could be that, it could be how far north we are. I know that one of the things I hated most about Los Angeles was that the light was yellow. I *desperately* missed blue light. at twilight when things tend to look blue anyway, NYC gets *VERY* blue.

10th May 2005, 23:14

Euphro says:

Could be related to less dusty air in NYC (you are quite far south - about the same as Madrid, but you have a strong maritime influence and relatively cool waters offshore, so NYC air is more like that of somewhere farther north like the UK which is also very blue compared with Spain) :)

10th May 2005, 23:19

bronxelf says:

I have no idea what causes it. I just point and say "see? Bloo."

The UK seems grayer in photos to me. NYC is always blue. I really missed it when I was living out west.

Well, that and the water (drinking water.)

10th May 2005, 23:35

JudgeTredd says:

speaking from wales, uk, i agree with the last comment. interesting effect of the light here is that it also makes the countryside look more of a ' vital ' green. It's not just the fact that we're always getting rained on.

10th May 2005, 23:37

JudgeTredd says:

by the way, for really grey pictures, look at warsay, poland

10th May 2005, 23:38

JudgeTredd says:

sorry - warsaw

10th May 2005, 23:38

bronxelf says:

the photos I see of the UK countryside are always *vividly* green.

But NYC is always much greener than people expect it to be.

10th May 2005, 23:39

Tiny says:

Yum! The Oyster Bar!

11th May 2005, 16:46

bronxelf says:

The oyster bar rules.

11th May 2005, 16:55