Two photos and a poem about a train and a city…

7:25  The Train was scheduled for 7:25am I arrived early The train was late Really late Two hours late Finally we board, at various points More than 200 souls Passing through the state New York That’s where it pulls us We ride Then it stops We ride Then it stops And so it goes EightContinue reading “Two photos and a poem about a train and a city…”

Two photos and a poem about a train and a city…

7:25 The Train was scheduled for 7:25am I arrived earlyThe train was lateReally lateTwo hours lateFinally we board, at various pointsMore than 200 soulsPassing through the stateNew YorkThat’s where it pulls usWe rideThen it stopsWe rideThen it stopsAnd so it goesEight hours turns to twelveBut finallyWe arriveInto the night, we are thrustFrom our train cocoonInto theContinue reading “Two photos and a poem about a train and a city…”

Greenwich Village at Night (pictures and words)

I was in NYC this past weekend, and no matter what city I find myself I am always drawn to it’s funkier neighborhoods. I love their color, flavor, visuals, and eccentricities. If I’m in Toronto, for example, I usually gravitate to Queen Street West or the Kensington market. The half-dozen times I’ve been to ParisContinue reading “Greenwich Village at Night (pictures and words)”

A City Bird, a Country Bird, a Sleeping Pig, and a few Other things I saw While Walking Recently…

These photos were taken over this past week either in the early morning hours while having coffee in Union Square Park or while on walks at Stony Point Retreat Center. Some of them are obvious of their location while others are not. I find nature in the heart of a city especially beautiful. Urban Simplicity.

Six Photos of NYC

I was in NYC over the weekend and snapped a few photos along the way. I was busy for most of the weekend but took photos as I walked to-and-fro. What’s interesting (I think) is that in my continued efforts to travel light (or at least travel lighter) I brought only one camera with meContinue reading “Six Photos of NYC”

Washington Square Park in the Rain

I was in NYC over the weekend when I shot these photos. I was walking back to my room after having a couple beers at the Back Fence. It was raining and I cut through the park…sometimes it feels so good to walk in the rain. Walking through places like this gives me such aContinue reading “Washington Square Park in the Rain”

Bike-Friendly NYC

These are a few photos I took on my most recent trip to NYC. Though I’ve never lived there I–like multitudes–have been going to NY for decades. It is, in fact, America’s largest city and I find the energy intoxicating. But it has only been in the last few years that there seems to beContinue reading “Bike-Friendly NYC”

Five Photos of NYC (with a few words)

You’ve probably gathered by now that I enjoy taking urban photography. The opportunity is seemingly limitless, even in my tiny hometown. But I was in NYC this weekend–just a quick overnight jaunt–and was like a kid in a candy store…I see art and photos almost everywhere I look and have to consciously put my cameraContinue reading “Five Photos of NYC (with a few words)”

A Few NYC Photos

I thought I’d share a few photos from my recent trip to NYC. The above and the bottom are two of my favorites. When I was a child and would run through the house my mom would sometimes yell, “Slow down…whad’ya think this is, Grand Central Station?” I never knew what she meant until IContinue reading “A Few NYC Photos”