Sunday, September 18, 2016

Out of the Jurisdiction: Chelsea

Had to make a quick trip into New York City.  Chelsea, on the west side.


28th Street doesn't feel like part of a big, impersonal city.


A security shutter was intriguing.


The High Line is driving redevelopment along dozens of blocks on the formerly forlorn west side.


Norman Vincent Peale was the pastor of Marble Collegiate Church (Fifth Avenue at 29th Street) for 52 years.  He was an inspirational speaker and writer, whose book The Power of Positive Thinking
was a best seller for years.


Three friends.  Why did I include them?  I liked the three different attitudes.  
"Hi," "Get lost, dude" and not even noticing.

11 comments:

The Greenockian said...

Interesting textures on the security shutter photo.

Andy said...

I am glad your quick New York trip still gave you time to take some pictures. Excellent choice in photos.

bill burke said...

Nice images Jack! The redevelopment area should be called Crane City. I laughed at your description of three friends. Their expressions fit the words so well.

jennyfreckles said...

Yikes! I hope this was not recent. Isn't Chelsea where the bombs were ? Hope you and anyone you know there is safe.

Sharon Anck said...

I can't somehow picture Carrie Bradshaw dressed in any of those clothing combinations.

William Kendall said...

The attitudes are quite a sight!

RedPat said...

Love the girls, Jack! Attitude!
I opened this just after hearing about the explosion in Chelsea - spooky that you were just there.

Michelle said...

Your description of the ladies is spot on! lol

Anita Davis said...

Hi Jack, nice series of photos. Every photo aroused a response, so here we go. #1: Wow, so much green for NYC. Definitely doesn't feel impersonal, not from this view at least. #2: LOVE ! Great texture. #3: My first thought was one of feeling like a stranger looking into a city I had never seen before. Then I laughed because that is exactly what I am. I do wonder if it would give that same feel to someone who has been there before. I think the juxtaposition of the foliage in the foreground and all the 'concrete' in the background, which I really like by the way, is what made me feel that way. #4: Love the pop of color. I bet this photo would look really cool in B/W with only the color of the ribbons maintained. Now for my favorite photo of this series. #5: I am so glad you included this photo. Love the three different attitudes, and wonder if it is representative of New Yorker's in general.
Now that I have written this book of a comment, have a great week. :D

Kay said...

Another nice series. I especially like the first two and the last one.

Gunn said...

What a nice and interesting posting!