New York women like to make their phone calls from quiet spots

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New York women like to make their phone calls from quiet spots
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Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken on 7th Ave & We 10th St

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This set of photos is based on a very simple concept: walk every block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what happens. To avoid missing anything, walk both sides of the street.

That’s all there is to it …

Of course, if you wanted to be more ambitious, you could also walk the streets of Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. But that’s more than I’m willing to commit to at this point, and I’ll leave the remaining boroughs of New York City to other, more adventurous photographers.

Oh, actually, there’s one more small detail: leave the photos alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I actually focus on the first of these "every-block" photos, I will have taken more than 8,000 images on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus another several thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the various spots in NYC where I traditionally take photos. So I don’t expect to be emotionally attached to any of the "every-block" photos, and hope that I’ll be able to make an objective selection of the ones worth looking at.

As for the criteria that I’ve used to select the small subset of every-block photos that get uploaded to Flickr: there are three. First, I’ll upload any photo that I think is "great," and where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-friends will be, "I have no idea when or where that photo was taken, but it’s really a terrific picture!"

A second criterion has to do with place, and the third involves time. I’m hoping that I’ll take some photos that clearly say, "This is New York!" to anyone who looks at it. Obviously, certain landscape icons like the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion; but I’m hoping that I’ll find other, more unexpected examples. I hope that I’ll be able to take some shots that will make a "local" viewer say, "Well, even if that’s not recognizable to someone from another part of the country, or another part of the world, I know that that’s New York!" And there might be some photos where a "non-local" viewer might say, "I had no idea that there was anyplace in New York City that was so interesting/beautiful/ugly/spectacular."

As for the sense of time: I remember wandering around my neighborhood in 2005, photographing various shops, stores, restaurants, and business establishments — and then casually looking at the photos about five years later, and being stunned by how much had changed. Little by little, store by store, day by day, things change … and when you’ve been around as long as I have, it’s even more amazing to go back and look at the photos you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask yourself, "Was it really like that back then? Seriously, did people really wear bell-bottom jeans?"

So, with the expectation that I’ll be looking at these every-block photos five or ten years from now (and maybe you will be, too), I’m going to be doing my best to capture scenes that convey the sense that they were taken in the year 2013 … or at least sometime in the decade of the 2010’s (I have no idea what we’re calling this decade yet). Or maybe they’ll just say to us, "This is what it was like a dozen years after 9-11".

Movie posters are a trivial example of such a time-specific image; I’ve already taken a bunch, and I don’t know if I’ll ultimately decide that they’re worth uploading. Women’s fashion/styles are another obvious example of a time-specific phenomenon; and even though I’m definitely not a fashion expert, I suspected that I’ll be able to look at some images ten years from now and mutter to myself, "Did we really wear shirts like that? Did women really wear those weird skirts that are short in the front, and long in the back? Did everyone in New York have a tattoo?"

Another example: I’m fascinated by the interactions that people have with their cellphones out on the street. It seems that everyone has one, which certainly wasn’t true a decade ago; and it seems that everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their entire conscious attention riveted on this little box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about anything else that might be going on (among other things, that makes it very easy for me to photograph them without their even noticing, particularly if they’ve also got earphones so they can listen to music or carry on a phone conversation). But I can’t help wondering whether this kind of social behavior will seem bizarre a decade from now … especially if our cellphones have become so miniaturized that they’re incorporated into the glasses we wear, or implanted directly into our eyeballs.

Oh, one last thing: I’ve created a customized Google Map to show the precise details of each day’s photo-walk. I’ll be updating it each day, and the most recent part of my every-block journey will be marked in red, to differentiate it from all of the older segments of the journey, which will be shown in blue. You can see the map, and peek at it each day to see where I’ve been, by clicking on this link

URL link to Ed’s every-block progress through Manhattan

If you have any suggestions about places that I should definitely visit to get some good photos, or if you’d like me to photograph you in your little corner of New York City, please let me know. You can send me a Flickr-mail message, or you can email me directly at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

Stay tuned as the photo-walk continues, block by block …

DJ Spider as Wonder Woman
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Image by Bob Kieffer

Lynda Carter
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Image by Tom Simpson

San Deigo Comic-Con 2014 – Marvel Panel [Avengers] [Chris Evans]

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San Deigo Comic-Con 2014 – Marvel Panel [Avengers] [Chris Evans]
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Chris Evans speaking at the Avengers panel

Grumman Avenger
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Image by GJC1
At the Air to Air Academy, 2012

This “piece” reminded me of the comic book character, Storm from X-Men.

A few nice x men images I found:

This “piece” reminded me of the comic book character, Storm from X-Men.
x men
Image by David Drissel

X men Fan Opening
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Image by battle angel polilla
Proyecto de After Effects.
Para ver en alta calidad, seguir este link: youtu.be/FwQRMYoLg6w

Nice X Men photos

Some cool x men images:

X-Men – The Phoenix
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Image by Fordan
Jennifer Aubin

Photo from the Masquerade of Anticipation, this year’s World Science Fiction Convention.

Winner, Best Character, Novice Division – Presentation

#vanity_plates #Mercedes #X Men
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#vanity_plates #Mercedes #X Men

76022 X-Men vs. The Sentinel
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Image by Brickset

Image from page 616 of “St. Nicholas [serial]” (1873)

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Title: St. Nicholas [serial]
Year: 1873 (1870s)
Authors: Dodge, Mary Mapes, 1830-1905
Subjects: Children’s literature
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your misery, the better it willbe. Who owns him? The man stood up andlooked questioningly among the boys and girls. It s Bings dog, said somebody, and theserious faces grew more solemn as they looked atone another. Until that moment they hadthought only of Binkie; but now, with one accord,their minds turned toward the pathetic figure ofthe little lame girl limping bravely about thevillage, always with this beloved pet and com-panion at her heels. Who is Bing? asked the man. Beryl Inger, said one. Her mother takessummer boarders in that white house down theroad. Could I find her father there? the mancontinued. IQ2I] BINKIE AND BING 1009 Her fathers dead, said several. And sheslame, added some one; and she loves that dogbetter than anything else in the world. The man put his hands deep into his pocketsand gazed down at the suffering animal with afrown of concern. Better not let her see him,said he. 1 ma doctor; I can work this all right.If one of you boys will lend me a hand, I 11 give

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BING DREW THE DOG CLOSE UP BESIDE HER the poor beast some chloroform and get him outof the way. Then I 11 buy her a new dog. I mmighty sorry about it, mighty sorry; but thatdoes nt help matters now. And we must ntlet the youngster see him, at all events. We 11—He got no farther. There was a stir at theedge of the crowd, an excited whisper passed fromone to another, Its Bing! Heres Bing now!and a limping little figure pushed through thegroup and stood for a dreadful, silent momentlooking down at Binkie. He gave a little yelp ofIcve.and recognition, tried to drag himself up tomeet her, and sank back with a pitiful whine.The crutch slipped from under Bings arm and shesat down clumsily, half falling, and drew thedogs head into her lap. Without a thought or alook for the strange man or the sympathetic group of boys and girls, she sat there, swayingslightly to and fro and breathing words of tender-ness and pity over the dear, tawny, scraggly head. Then the doctor decided to take matters i

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Image from page 626 of “Trans-Himalaya; discoveries and adventures in Tibet” (1909)

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Title: Trans-Himalaya; discoveries and adventures in Tibet
Year: 1909 (1900s)
Authors: Hedin, Sven Anders, 1865-1952
Subjects: Tibet (China) — Description and travel
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and the next we went down as far, so that thedistance was at least double as great as it appeared on themap, and Abdul Kerim reached Leh long before I wasnear Simla. Therefore the first news of us came from him,and not from myself, and in some quarters the worst fearswere entertained for my safety. It seemed strange thatmy servants reached their home safe and sound whileI myself was still missing. We parted with fioods of tears on August i, and my partytravelled past the three monasteries, Dongbo, Dava, andMangnang (Illust. 382), and came to Totling-gompa onthe 13th, near which Father Andrade, three hundred yearsago, lodged in the now decayed town of Tsaparang. HereI met the Hindu doctor Mohanlal, who gave me the firstnews of the outer world. Through him I heard, with deepregret, of the death of King Oscar, which had occurredmore than eight months before. Mohanlal also informedme of the growing unrest in India and of the anxiety myfriends felt on my account. Thakur Jai Chand had been

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385. My Puppy.

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Image from page 152 of “La comedie humaine” (1896)
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Title: La comedie humaine
Year: 1896 (1890s)
Authors: Balzac, Hono 1799-1850 Wormeley, Katharine Prescott Ives, George Burnham, 1856-1930
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far-seeingglance of the truly superior man weighed upon Dinah,who did not admit her pettiness to herself. The doctor may be more of a man than the journal-ist, she said to herself, but I dont like him sowell. Then she thought of the obligations of the profession,and wondered whether a woman could ever be anythingelse than a subject in the eyes of a physician, who seesso many subjects during his day! The first branch ofthe thought written by Bianchon in her album was theresult of a professional observation which fell too straightupon womankind for Dinah not to be struck by it. Andlastly, Bianchon, whose large practice forbade him toprolong his stay, was to leave on the morrow. Whatwoman, unless with Cupids fabled arrow quivering inher heart, can make up her mind in so short a time! These trivial things, which bring about great catas-trophes, once seen in bulk by Bianchon, he told Lou-steau in four words the strange opinion he had formedconcerning Madame de La Baudraye, which caused the

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The Muse of the Department. 133 journalist the keenest surprise. While the two Parisianswere whispering together, a tempest arose against thehostess among the Sancerrois, who had no comprehen-sion either of the paraphrase or of Lousteaus com-ments. Far from seeing therein the romance that theprocureur du roi, the sub-prefect, Lebas the first deputy,M. de La Baudraye, and Dinah had deduced from it, allthe women gathered about the tea-table could see naughtbut a mystification, and accused the Muse of Sancerreof having had a share in it. They had all expectedto pass a charming evening, and had strained to nopurpose their mental faculties. Nothing disgusts thepeople of the provinces more than the idea of beingused as a plaything for Parisians. Madame Piedefer left the tea-table to say to herdaughter: – Pray go and speak to those ladies; theyre verymuch offended by your conduct. Lousteau could not forbear to remark Dinahs mani-fest superiority to the elite of the women of Sancerre:she was

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