For today’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Grid, Michelle asks us to “…take the humble grid out of the shadows, and make it the star.” After seeing Leanne Cole’s wonderful photo homage to New York yesterday and Vladimir Brezina’s photos of New York today, it was out to the studio and the creation of an imagined grid of the wonder that is New York. As you can see it is very much a work in progress but good things may come of it I think.
The scale of One World Trade Center, the “Freedom Tower”, rising like the phoenix above the 9/11 Memorial Site, is a wonder to behold. It seems to represent not only freedom but so much more: defiance, resilience, endurance, hope and perhaps above all remembrance.
No day shall erase you from the memory of time…Virgil
This quote from Virgil, which I posted on thechangingpalette three days ago, is displayed in the hall of the 9/11 Memorial Museum. It seems appropriate to post it once again to accompany today’s images.
Back in the studio after a whirlwind visit to New York. Over the next few days I’ll post some of the memorable images but in the meantime here is one of my favourites, yesterday afternoon’s Central Park jogger. Like the Red Cyclist it was one of those lucky moments. The scale of the solitary figure against the trees and buildings I think justifies its inclusion in this week’s photo challenge.
Can there be anything more dramatic than the scale of the Manhattan skyline glistening and glimmmering in the early morning sun, as captured with my iPhone through our taxi window on the ride from JFK this morning after our red-eye flight from Vancouver. I know it’s not the greatest of photos but I feel it captures the beauty and majesty of this magnificent city waking to a new day.
Yes, for those of you who follow thechangingpalette, we made it to New York this week after our trip was cancelled a week ago because of the weather, and spent a glorious morning at the Matisse Cut-out’s exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, an exhibition that is all about scale and color and harmony, just as New York itself is, and about which more to come.