Monday, December 22, 2008

Winter Solstice

In a rare show of holiday spirit, it snowed just before the Solstice. The berries are offering the traditional hope of spring on the darkest of cold days.

This little tree even seems to be budding.

I like the winter scene in the playground. In the summer, the sprinklers cool the children.

I would have liked to catch these snowflake lights when they were lit. But the Solstice brought rain which washed away much of the snow. It is still wintry though. The rain froze at night and the streets are icy.

Happy Solstice

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Night Day

The clouds are so dark today that it seems like twilight all day long. I don't mind, for some reason this gloomy light makes me feel festive. Maybe it's the way the lights gleam.

Things are a little hectic with the holidays and I am not sure how much blogging I will do in the next few weeks. I had a dream about taking pictures in black and white, they were compositions of sticker art, graffiti and fliers. I need to try it out with the film camera. The dream has been haunting me for days.

I will try to make another post before the year's end.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

When the Subway Looks Like the Metro

The shuttle train from Prospect Park to Franklin Avenue travels above ground and I always think about Paris when I am riding it. To say that it looks like the Metro Aerien would be a huge exaggeration. And yet I could almost expect to burst out onto the bridge over the Seine with the Eiffel Tower in the background.

I thought the similarity might be from the iron fences and covered walkway of Prospect Place station. It reminds me of the fences under the Parisian metro and the roofs over the stations.

But then things take on a decidedly New York feel.

In fact, during the whole short ride, I swing between thinking it looks like Paris and realizing it is just Brooklyn.

Meanwhile the winter solstice light is back.