Winter High Line 1
The High Line, an abandoned elevated rail line on the West Side of Manhattan.
High Line photos, January 31, 2004:
- Winter High Line 1, mostly snowy tracks
- Winter High Line 2, shadows and plant life
- Winter High Line 3, graffiti and other artwork
- Winter High Line 4, objects (mostly rusted)
- Winter High Line 5, odds and ends
- rachelleb.com: The High Line (with photo gallery)
- tienmao.com: Walking/Seen on/Seen from/Graffiti on the High Line
Chelsea. See also Rehearsal, part 2.
Lafayette Avenue station, C train. Waiting for the C train ranks right up there with visiting the dentist.
Metropolitan Avenue station, G train.
Mascot of the Q train
C train, Brooklyn
Three more days to cast your vote in the Bloggies. The more I mention it, the sillier I'll look when I lose!
Chambers Street is, without a doubt, the creepiest and most neglected New York subway station. It was built as a grand downtown terminal for the BMT -- some might say a cathedral of transit -- with five platforms and four tracks. Today only two platforms are open and two tracks are used; the decline of Downtown and the rise of Midtown after World War II doomed this line, which only serves Downtown.
As yucky as this once-grand station is now, it was even worse a few months ago, before bad publicity shamed the MTA into cleaning up some of the low-hanging fruit (litter and graffiti):
escaperail: Fire escape photography.
Times Square midnight
If you're like me, you never get tired of spectacular views. Some eye candy, from 16 Court Street:
(Note that the Q-Train Deli used to be the D-Train Deli, which has more of a ring to it. Next month, will it become the B-Train Deli?)
Ozone Park, Queens
400iso.com is new, good, and not at all grainy.
It appears that I will soon resoundingly lose a Bloggie in the "Best Photography of a Weblog" category, which I'd thought meant photos of monitors displaying web browsers displaying blogs. Apparently it doesn't. Anyway, I'd personally vote for any of the other nominees rather than for me.
Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
(She doesn't look like a crack whore...)
Chinatown. Yes, that used to say "rear street bum."
"You know it's cold when..."
Newark, NJ (more here)
I know everyone in the world linked to it yesterday, but here's Abandoned Bicycles of New York City anyway, in honor of my poor bike, which had its handlebars (handlebars!) stolen recently.
Abandoned subway tunnel
Abandoned subway tunnel, Newark
That photographer in the eighth picture is Steve, whose site contains much excellence.
Backlog: Tribeca, parking
Tribeca (Rion, "all people", almost three years ago)
Dyker Heights, Brooklyn
Frank H. Jump documents fading ads on the sides of New York buildings.
Backlog: New Year's Eve
Upper-ish East Side
Park Slope, Brooklyn. Who or what is Thomas?
I'm fascinated by Not Fooling Anybody, a collection of poorly executed conversions from failed archetypically-architected businesses to (usually) low-rent restaurants. I especially like this Planet Hollywood-turned-pizzeria. (This used to say "-turned-no-name-pizzeria," but I was corrected.)
Dean Street, between Vanderbilt and Underhill Avenues, Brooklyn
Crown Heights(?), Brooklyn
I'm just gonna whip through these, ok? But that doesn't mean you should too -- there are some photos here I like a lot. Some of them a whole lot. Maybe I'll even leave this entry up for a couple days.
(The statues are of famous actresses from the 1920s. [more info])
Ditmas Park, Brooklyn. Note street sign. Thanks to Lauren for the tip on this one.
Park Slope, Brooklyn. Possibly one of my favorite shots ever, condemned to be just one in a stream of backlog. Tragic.
I'm all giddy today, for no apparent reason. At dinner a friend asked me if I was on drugs. (I wasn't.) And that was before the coffee. But YOU DON'T CARE. Because this is a photolog, not a blog. Or am I just in denial?
More Chinatown stuff here.
Des Plaines, city of destiny
Des Plaines, IL
Getting tired of Chicago? (Be honest.)
Train to Chicago
Happy New Year
Do you think they have to change the awning every year?
Santa (in the form of my credit card) brought me a new camera, a Canon PowerShot S400, with which I took the above. As I work through the backlog, more and more of the photos will suck a little less than usual.
Chicago, city of "protection"
At Bluejake, sunset pictures. I think they're from the same roof where I took the picture in my header graphic above.
Gothamist discovers the original New York photolog (from the '40s and '50s).
Chicago. Happy birthday as well to my grandfather Carl, who would have been 100 today.
Oak Park, IL
Thanks to Chris for showing me around his fair city.
At NYC Street Photos: Passenger side view through Harlem.