Tag Archives: NYC

New York: Juxtaposed

There’s an obsession with juxtaposition in New York: a co-created skyline that intersperses urban dereliction, industrial heritage, vanity architecture, functional service, tourist enchantment and dog walking in a complex narrative that weaves through Manhattan in a complex and ever evolving … Continue reading

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Unit of One [Thousands]

I’m in New York, a unit of one: alone, but not lonely. I feel lucky: i get to travel, but i have a wonderful home and friends around the world. I’m sat in Irving Farm Coffee Roasters: it’s one of … Continue reading

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New York: Perspective

Manhattan is spread out beneath me: SimCity streets and skyscrapers, a microcosm of activity, from this perspective, perfectly organised and efficient. A view of the whole system. As the helicopter judders across to Staten Island i can see the whole … Continue reading

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New York: Motion

Motion: blurs, smeared light, purpose and momentum, jostling for position around the pillars of glass and brick. The city provides conduits, spaces to inhabit, walls to the maze, but the purpose is lived out in movement. An ever blending torment … Continue reading

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New York: Separation

“I left him“, she said, walking slowly in the brilliant sunshine, “last month“, as she passed by where i was sitting, on one of the benches on the Highline, sipping my coffee. “But i’ve met someone“, slightly breathless, the cable … Continue reading

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Homecoming: getting lost in learning

The sunflowers have spouted! It was a long trip back from New York: up to the airport at 5AM, the seven hour flight then a two hour wait for the coach and a three hour drive home. As i arrived, … Continue reading

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Reflecting on New York: Performance

“Let’s go Rangers” was the cry, echoing round the stadium. A sea of eighteen thousand blue and white decked fans cheered, jeered and yelled from every side. As the six players took the the ice, the intensity and urgency of … Continue reading

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