One More From My Homeland

Hello again from what has become, not surprisingly, a hot and humid getaway. Be forewarned that there may not be a blog tomorrow as I will be commuting to work from New York. Of course the airlines may provide me with plenty of time and material so, if I can manage to get my Boingo connection working at the airport, I may bang something out.

Oh Guggenheim. Oh Guggenheim.
Yesterday’s journey was a trip into Manhattan with my brother to take in the Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit at the Guggenheim.

If the journey is the reward then I was not rewarded highly as traffic in the Bronx was brutal even by Bronx standards. When we finally got into Manhattan we participated in a little “street sweeper ballet” as we, along with five other vehicles moved in synchronization out of the street cleaner’s way as we waited for the parking space in which we sat to become legal.

To my surprise the museum was packed. However, the flow of the Guggenheim’s spiral display area made for an environment in which I could see everything I wanted. Also to my surprise was the amount of Wright drawings on display which were for structures that were never built. I was always under the impression that Wright had produced almost all of the designs he, or probably more accurately his apprentices, generated. I’d recommend the exhibit to anyone who is a Wright fan.

ITP Flickr Pic
Probably the photo I should have used yesterday.
Welcome To City Island
Except that I didn’t have it yesterday.

I Have Been To Mecca
Okay, not really, but I did go into B&H Photo in Manhattan yesterday. Unfortunately I was not there to spend hours browsing and shopping. Instead, I was there to seek help (no comment).

After doing some shooting yesterday morning I screwed on the body cap for my lens extender. When I went to take it off, I couldn’t. After many minutes of finagling which proved that neither my brother nor myself could extract the cap from the lens I conjured a plan to get me to B&H.

Inside B&H I explained my dilemma and one of the guys was able to get the cap off. I then went to another floor to purchase a different cap. When one of the helpers doubted my need for a new cap he put the cap on the lens and then couldn’t get it off. Another employee managed to extract cap from lens and a replacement was purchased.

I Wanted To Get High, Manhattan Style
With a fully-planned day combined with heat and humidity I decided to pull the plug on getting to the 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die
– Earn at least $150 through photography sales in order to cover the cost for the renewal of the Jalapeño Beach SmugMug account I opened the other day.
– Save $500 for the sole purpose of donating to charitable organizations of my choice
– Attend at least one professional photography workshop

The Unmeasurable
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– Become a proficient programmer in Objective-C (iPhone development) and Ruby on Rails (Black Sheep web page concept)
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem

Cheers,
Paulie [eatl/ga]

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1 Response to One More From My Homeland

  1. Barb says:

    Sounds like the trip is going pretty well – I’ve only been to NYC once, I would love to go there again someday.

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