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My NYC - Fences, among other things

Published March 12th, 2012

Good fences may make good neighbors, but what makes a fence "good"?



Today it appears they are erecting a chain link fence around one of the old churches on lower Fifth Avenue. The perimeter fence that is now there is a lovely old, black, iron fence with much decor, history, and wonderful slat structures for peering through and seeing incredible views, including the miniature flowers nestled among the grass and ivy. The sections of fence they were unloading today were of the sort that are seen around outdoor park basketball courts. Quite ugly and prison-ish. Brought sadness, the sight of this material. Definitely not a "good" fence.



Also among the not good, a water tower along with some of its support structure that is perched out over the edge of the roof of a building on 13th Street. There are many water towers throughout the city, but I have never seen one where part of it is actually over the edge.



Sighted some lovely tile work that was part of the wall of a building, and a deluxe red 3-wheeled cycle for getting around.



Then there was this one flower that had fully bloomed, some of its petals were already decaying, but resting on the lowest petal were the shed seeds, carriers of new life.



Quite a mix today.





Look out below!

Rare occurrence to see a water tower and its supports be extended off the edge of a building's roof.

  • March 11th, 2012
  • Canon PowerShot S95
  • 22.5mm / f/4.9 / 1/640 sec

Birth from Death

In the process of dying following full bloom seeds of birth are scattered on decaying petals.

  • March 11th, 2012
  • Canon PowerShot S95
  • 22.5mm / f/5.6 / 1/1000 sec
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Old craftsmanship

Integrated into the outer wall of a building on 11th Street, two or three floors or so above street level.

Not seeing this type of work on newly constructed buildings in the city.

  • March 12th, 2012
  • Canon S95
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Three-wheeled deluxe transportation

The red and white deluxe passenger seat on this 3-wheeled vehicle easily makes it a talk of my town.

  • March 12th, 2012
  • Canon S95

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