Friday, June 18, 2010

New blog

I think there is a new blog in the works, all it needs is a title, I am stumped.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Barney's Windows

Friday, January 09, 2009

Brooklyn Br

Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Year That Was



Some American politics.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve

7th Av

Blogger Roundup Christmas 2008

Monty is cooking his first ever turkey

Someone for me has gone to Brissie

mykel is thinking of others who don't celebrate Christmas

RCADE blew and blew

eMack with some good company, prostated in front of the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus

High Riser is openly heathen but enjoys presents

Joe will blog again soon

RAD has had enough snow already for the season

CJ sends a localised greeting while
the gals wait for Santa

and

DONNIE V2.0 Says merry Christmas!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Ready for 15 F (-9C)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Snow

Friday, December 12, 2008

Sparkle

Monday, December 08, 2008

Park Avenue

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Reflection

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Day



Statue of Liberty

Thursday, November 20, 2008

East River

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Hudson River

Monday, November 17, 2008

Kirchner and The Berlin Street

Kirchner and the Berlin Street, just finished showing at MoMA, had settled into a very nice groove. Busy when it first opened back in August, a lot of tourists, I must say, who made their way back home for September and some local populace who hadn't escaped to The Hampton's, eager for something new, the crowds thinned somewhat and it became a very nice exhibition to spend some time perusing, which I indeed did. They grew on me, those Berlin St scenes. Was hoping for another look last Sunday, but it had closed. Haven't bought the book yet, but I'm sure I will, finances permitting.

MoMA has a great online exhibition of the show

The show centred on a series of works painted 1913-15, known as the Street Scenes, depicting 'street walkers' or prostitutes.








Berlin Street 1910


Some other works shown
Dresden 1908/19



Panama Dancers, 1910-11



Tramway Arch 1915



Nude, 1912-14



Street Scene at Night 1926-27



German Expressionist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938)

Self portrait



No Turns

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Sign of the Season


Yellow tree

Friday, November 14, 2008

Life in Sydney

From smh.com.au article here

Since 1998 16 different rail lines or extensions have been proposed, only two being delivered and one partially completed, here are the cancelled lines.

It's hard to believe that so many have been cancelled, why propose them in the first place? There has been discussion about what type of lines to build, add to the existing heavy rail network where stations are are 1-2 km apart, or build 'metro' style where stations are 1/2 - 1 km apart. Metro will work for high density, this would be great for the proposed Parramatta to Circular Quay line, 4 lines under Parramatta Rd, two express and two local. Other parts of Sydney not so.


One line that got built was a link to the airport, built in time for the 2000 Olympics, which is expensive, for two it's cheaper in a taxi, and it doesn't attract a lot a patronage




A mishmash of maps from The Sydney Morning Herald
Proposed and cancelled



High speed train to Newcastle, proposed in 1998.



Extension to Rouse Hill, proposed and cancelled twice



Y link Turn around at Liverpool proposed in 1998



Parramatta to Circular Quay, shown in green, proposed in 2008.



West Ryde to Malabar, planned and cancelled in 2008!




Northwest metro Rouse Hill to the CBD via Gladesville, shown in black, proposed and cancelled in 2008!



Some success, Epping to Chatswood line completed, shown in purple, the continuation to Parramatta, part of the original 1998 proposal, not built.


South West Line between Glenelfield and Leppington proposed in 2005



Sutherland to Wollongong high speed rail link proposed 1998, proposed section show in red



Hurstville to Strathfield, proposed 2008



Redfern to Chatswood, shown in pink, proposed 2005, super seeded 2008




Bondi Junction to Bondi Beach, proposed 1998, cancelled 2000( to the relief of many locals)



The complete Sydney metro area train system,proposed and cancelled lines in black and a proposed CBD metro(shown in pink) running from Rozelle to Central station

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

44th President



Victory speech in full

Yes He Can

Saturday, November 01, 2008

My Friends: The Musical

from the people the brought you The Empire Strikes Barack comes My Friends: The Musical
Very, very funny

Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Snuggie

I want one

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Today on the East River

The Vote Boat!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Rhythms of Modern Life, British Prints 1914-1939

Now showing at the Met

Rhythms of Modern Life is the first major exhibition in the United States to examine the impact of Futurism and Cubism on British modernist printmaking from the beginning of World War I to the beginning of World War II. Featuring the work of thirteen artists, it showcases selected works inspired by Vorticism, the first radically modern, inherently abstract British art movement of the twentieth century. The principal artists represented are the prominent early followers of Futurism and Vorticism and the later color linocut artists of the esteemed Grosvenor School of Art in London. The exhibition features prime examples of graphic work that celebrate the vitality and dynamism of modern life, from Edward Wadsworth’s hard-edged, industrial-inspired woodcuts to C. R. W. Nevinson’s Futurist etchings of the first mechanized war to Cyril Power’s vibrantly colored linocuts of London’s modern tube stations.

More info on the Met's website here

Buy the book here