10.23.2007

27th Street Up Close


Not a gallery: Unexpected beauty on 27th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues
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Back when I used to run, before the herniated disc put an end to
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that, my morning route took me through the low 20s in Far West
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Chelsea. It was before the galleries moved in. I always loved
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looking at the walls, and as I passed by I'd think, "Got to get back
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here to phototograph them." Assuming I'd have time--why would
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anything change in that outpost of the city?--I just never got around
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to it. Then the old facades got scraped and painted, and the new
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buildings went up. So when I was on 27th Street recently, I made
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a point of shooting those lovely peels and crumbles, knowing they're
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likely to be gone soon. Sigh.
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Thinking of Serra, but these are layers of paint over concrete or cinderblock or brick
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3 comments:

:-) said...

These are gorgeous. One of my favorite books has the most beautiful peeling paint images. It is a book about Cuba, which I think you will appreciate. Will get the name for you soon.

Be well.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pics!


Eva

Susan said...

Love the serendipity of street art, just great.