While walking around the campus, I met a family from my hometown in Baguio. It’s a pity I forgot their names, I’m really not good at remembering names. tsk3..
Taken on one of my strolls along Central Park a few weeks back. Be it tourists or locals, the number of people visiting the memorial never ceases. The flowers are also always present every day.
An old lady dancing around while walking her dog.
Taken after the long wait for the pope last week. A red & white steam pipe in the middle of the road.
This being my first visit to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, I didn’t expect a lot. Aside from the great landscapes, the cherry blossom trees & the relaxing atmosphere, it was a fun stroll. I even saw & chatted with some of the members of the Brooklyn Camera Club.
Here’s a tulip, don’t know what specie this one is though.
Armed with a mini-tripod, I again went up The Rock. If it weren’t for the windy, cold weather a while ago, I would’ve stayed a bit longer gazing around the city. It’s a really magnificent view. This is probably why there was this guy who proposed to his girl just a few feet away from me. Awww.. 🙂
For my monthly dose of manga, I either go to Midtown Comics / Borders @ Time Warner. The Trump building & the globe is the first thing I usually see when I get off the B/D train.
This is Times Square.
Haven’t been shooting lately, some tasks I’ve been putting off for later – laundry, dishes, errands, cleaning up my PC.. to name the few – now caught up with me. Now I’m swamped. Here’s one from last Sunday’s shoot while taking a breather.
This weekend was a blast! Yesterday, I was up from 4AM up until 10PM filling up my CFs with 6Gigs of photos (+2 more Gigs that I borrowed from Tun to shoot the Burmese affair. Thanks, bro!) And today, to end the weekend, a photoshoot, my second one actually. 🙂 I’m prepping myself like a character in one of those RPGs, racking up experience points until I ‘level up’. lol
Today’s location is at Church Street Boxing Gym. I simply was tagging along behind the other photogs as they nailed “the shot”. Great group of people, excellent location.. now if only I could sort through all these photos then everything would be perfect.. 🙁
Today, the pope is here. Even though I wasn’t able to see him, I was within a few meters of him, breathing the same air he was breathing. I feel calm, happy, giddy.. I feel faint! Okay, let me get this straight, this is what happens when you only get 2 hours of sleep & wake up at 4AM in the morning, eat a banana & stand in line to see the pope.
Now on to today’s post, that guy obviously ain’t The Pope, Einstein.. that’s Green Lantern! My lead-filled zombie legs trudged aimlessly around midtown till I arrived at the Pearly Gates of the Geeks, the Comic Con. A place where you can forget your worries and feel like a total kid again.
I just can’t help but take a walk this fine day, the sun went down & I was still taking a stroll. I’ve been to this place & have shot it already but when passed by it again, it was totally different (of course it was different dum dum, it’s night already).
Test shot from a paparazzi glass. 😀
This is the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge @ Boston. I used to take bridges for granted, now I take it all in.
Spring was supposed to start on March, but it didn’t feel like it. The weather was crazy these past few weeks. I hope all that would end soon. Starting now, days should more or less look like this. 🙂
Ladies & gentlemen.. I show you the narrowest & most photographed street in Boston, Acorn St. (Believe it or not, but that’s what’s written in my city guide.)
Waking up later than usual after recuperating from yesterday’s travels, my thoughts swayed from going to the Verrazano Bridge & laying down in bed owning the remote. As this post shows, the former whim prevailed.
The reasons for procrastination were several things: (1) I was watching a Laker game (they won!) (2) It felt cold outside. (3) If I stayed till dusk, am I going to get mugged?! And lastly ->(3) That bridge (like all other stuff here in NY) has been “shot” to death.
The thing that swayed me to go is only because I haven’t been there.
As it turned out, it wasn’t that cold. There were at least some people when the last rays of light disappeared. And I counted 2 guys with SLRs & tripods (They probably were thinking what I was thinking. 🙂 )
Anyways, here’s the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, the largest suspension bridge in America. Read more about it here.
Mulling over last weekend’s seemingly spontaneous meanderings around Philly, this weekend was a little bit premeditated.. I even bought a travel book! A travel book about Boston! (New York’s rival lol). I even went to Harvard! 🙂
This is Harvard Yard. Supposedly pronounced by locals as “Hahvahd Yahd”. Oddly enough, I haven’t met anyone who spoke like that. Click on the thumbnail below for a larger image of Harvard Yard. Also check out the route I took around Boston, care of RouteBuilder.org.
(L)eft – Harvard Hall
White Spire – Memorial Church
(C)enter – University Hall
(R)ight – Massachusetts Hall
Awhile back I’ve posted something about the Ford Foundation Building. Here’s the internal atrium garden I was talking about. Talk about working environment, this place is dope.
There was this nice spot near the guardhouse where I always wanted to shoot City Hall. The thing is, I don’t think it’s allowed.. or so I thought.
Eastern State Penitentiary is a former state prison in the United States. It is located on Fairmount Avenue between 21st and 22nd Streets in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 5 blocks north of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
It was significant architecturally, influencing the design of 250 other prisons, and is a U.S. National Historic Landmark.
La Porte de l’Enfer (translated The Gates of Hell) is a monumental sculptural group work by French artist Auguste Rodin that depicts a scene from “The Inferno”, the first section of The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri. It stands at 6 m high, 4 m wide and 1 m deep (19.69’H × 13.12’W × 3.29’D) and contains 180 figures. The figures range from 15 cm high up to more than one metre. Several of the figures were also cast independently by Rodin.
After my recent trip to Philly, I now have this impression that it’s full of homeless people. The whole day, I’ve had around 8 guys who approached me asking for spare change. There was also this guy named “Spoon”, who offered me a “free” tour around City Hall. Not wanting to be rude, I went along. I admit though that he knew what he was talking about. I learned a lot during the 5-10 minute walk.
What we have here is the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Read more about it here.
Today, I decided to venture out of the confines of NY. Disregarding the predicted dismal weather, I chose a place that’s accessible by public transportation & isn’t too vast that I’d need a vehicle (assuming I could drive one. lol). I went to the city of Philadelphia also known as the “City of Brotherly Love”. Below is the route I took while walking around the city. >=D
Taken on location at our weekly meetup.
The decision to render it this way was probably because I was watching Headbanger’s Ball reruns. 😀 \m/
‘Nuff said.. It’s time for retroactive postings.. 😀
What do you do when you get out at the office at 6PM & notice that the sun is still high up in the sky. Are you thinking what I’m thinking?! Exactly.. SHOOT some stuff!!
Just got back from the West Coast.. alone. I guess it’s in situations like this where you feel “homesick” the most. Well, it’s just a few weeks. Suck it up, soldier! 🙂