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You wonder why New Yorkers by no means ride in these tourist pedicabs?

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Some cool Music Tattoos images:

You wonder why New Yorkers never ever ride in these tourist pedicabs?
Music Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
This photo was taken at the entrance to Central Park, on 67th Street.

The image speaks for itself… but if it’s any consolation, pedicabs are even much more pricey in other components of the city: I saw one particular this afternoon on Eighth Ave &amp 49th Street that was per minute per ride.


This set of images is primarily based on a extremely simple idea: walk every single block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what happens. To keep away from missing anything, stroll both sides of the street.

That’s all there is to it …

Of course, if you wanted to be more ambitious, you could also stroll the streets of Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. But that’s far more than I’m willing to commit to at this point, and I’ll leave the remaining boroughs of New York City to other, a lot more adventurous photographers.

Oh, actually, there is one far more small detail: leave the pictures alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I truly focus on the very first of these &quotevery-block&quot photos, I will have taken much more than 8,000 images on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus an additional a number of thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the various spots in NYC exactly where I traditionally take pictures. So I never expect to be emotionally attached to any of the &quotevery-block&quot photographs, and hope that I’ll be able to make an objective choice of the ones worth seeking at.

As for the criteria that I’ve utilised to pick the small subset of each-block photos that get uploaded to Flickr: there are three. Very first, I will upload any photo that I consider is &quotgreat,&quot and exactly where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-buddies will be, &quotI have no thought when or exactly where that photo was taken, but it really is actually a terrific image!&quot

A second criterion has to do with location, and the third involves time. I’m hoping that I will take some images that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to anybody who appears at it. Obviously, particular landscape icons like the Empire State Developing or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I’m hoping that I will uncover other, more unexpected examples. I hope that I’ll be capable to take some shots that will make a &quotlocal&quot viewer say, &quotWell, even if that is not recognizable to somebody from another component of the country, or yet another component of the planet, I know that that’s New York!&quot And there may possibly be some images exactly where a &quotnon-regional&quot viewer may say, &quotI had no notion that there was anyplace in New York City that was so fascinating/gorgeous/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I bear in mind wandering about my neighborhood in 2005, photographing a variety of shops, retailers, restaurants, and business establishments — and then casually seeking at the images about 5 years later, and being stunned by how significantly had changed. Little by tiny, retailer by store, day by day, things change … and when you’ve been about as lengthy as I have, it really is even far more wonderful to go back and appear at the images you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask yourself, &quotWas it actually like that back then? Seriously, did people truly wear bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I’ll be searching at these every-block photographs 5 or ten years from now (and possibly you will be, as well), I am going to be undertaking my greatest to capture scenes that convey the sense that they were taken in the year 2013 … or at least sometime in the decade of the 2010’s (I have no thought what we’re calling this decade yet). Or perhaps they will just say to us, &quotThis is what it was like a dozen years right after 9-11&quot.

Movie posters are a trivial instance of such a time-particular image I’ve already taken a bunch, and I never know if I’ll ultimately choose that they’re worth uploading. Women’s style/designs are one more obvious instance of a time-certain phenomenon and even although I am certainly not a fashion professional, I suspected that I’ll be able to appear at some pictures ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we truly put on shirts like that? Did ladies actually put on those weird skirts that are short in the front, and long in the back? Did everyone in New York have a tattoo?&quot

Yet another instance: I’m fascinated by the interactions that people have with their cellphones out on the street. It appears that every person has one particular, which surely wasn’t true a decade ago and it seems that everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their whole conscious attention riveted on this little box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about something else that may well be going on (among other issues, that tends to make it quite effortless for me to photograph them without having their even noticing, specifically if they’ve also got earphones so they can listen to music or carry on a telephone conversation). But I can not aid questioning whether or not this sort of social behavior will appear bizarre a decade from now … specially if our cellphones have turn into so miniaturized that they’re incorporated into the glasses we wear, or implanted directly into our eyeballs.

Oh, a single last point: I’ve developed a customized Google Map to show the precise particulars of every day’s photo-walk. I will be updating it every single day, and the most recent portion of my every single-block journey will be marked in red, to differentiate it from all of the older segments of the journey, which will be shown in blue. You can see the map, and peek at it every day to see where I’ve been, by clicking on this link

URL hyperlink to Ed’s every-block progress via Manhattan

If you have any ideas about locations that I should absolutely check out to get some very good photographs, or if you’d like me to photograph you in your tiny corner of New York City, please let me know. You can send me a Flickr-mail message, or you can e mail me directly at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

Keep tuned as the photo-walk continues, block by block …

Music Tattoos

Image by Elvert Barnes
Capoeira Angola (Tattoos) . Drum Circle . Meridian Hill (Malcolm X) Park . Among W and Euclid Streets and 15th and 16th Streets, NW . WDC . Sunday evening, 30 July 2006 . Elvert Xavier Barnes Photography

Packhorse, 166-168 Lawrence Hill, Bristol
Music Tattoos

Image by brizzle born and bred
Numerous thanks to Louise Rio Wild, Pins N Needles tattoo studio, Lawrence Hill, Bristol

A Hell’s Angels’ heaven. You can hardly see the red and white frontage of this bar for Harley Davidson’s. Needless to say, it is a correct biker pub, but if you happen to be not dressed in leather, never ever worry. The locals are really welcoming. If you happen to be off for a headbang at Area 81 Rock club, stop subsequent door for a swift pint beforehand. Your wallet surely will not regret it. A penchant for music of the rock persuasion is a must, this isn’t a glossy city winebar, and eats those sort of locations for breakfast.

Two hundred years ago the nicely-recognized Herapath loved ones owned the brewery connected to the Packhorse. It stretched down to Duck Road (then referred to as Pack Horse Lane) and as far back as Lincoln Street.

In 1832, a horse-drawn railway went via Lawrence Hill, next to the pub, with a wooden bridge more than the leading.

When the Bristol and Gloucester Railway arrived on the scene William Herapath sold most of his estate to them for £3,000.

By 1879 this wooden bridge necessary replacing, so the authorities decided they would heighten the road.

In the procedure the Packhorse Inn – and the neighbouring shops – disappeared as the new road was supported on a series of arched tunnels.…

1792. Thomas Crisp / 1800 – 16. William Herapath / 1822. S.Taylor / 1823. Samuel Kendall / 1828. Thomas Cooper 1830 – 32. Thomas Spiring / 1833. William Jenks / 1834 to 1840. T. L. Goss / 1841 to 1860. James Knill / 1861. Elizabeth Alway 1863. Charles Welsh / 1865 – 66. William Sargeant / 1871 – 87. Richard Andrews / 1888 – 94. Herbert Thomas 1896 – 1901 James Isaac / 1904 – 09. Samuel Collett / 1914 – 17. E. Jackson / 1921 – 28. William Ricketts 1931 – 35. Herbert Winstone / 1937 – 38. Edwin Parker / 1944 – 50. Stanley Wall / 1953. Henry Head / 1960. W. R. Jefferies.


Hong Kong Tourist

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Some cool Woman Tattoos images:

Hong Kong Tourist
Woman Tattoos

Image by Let Suggestions Compete
Hong Kong. I guess she did not get the e mail that list the dangers of smoking.

block celebration – _MG_0208
Woman Tattoos

Image by sean dreilinger
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Blond tourist trifecta

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Check out these Snake Tattoos images:

Blond tourist trifecta
Snake Tattoos

Image by amerune
Location Jma’ Fna: She has been served a shoulder-riding monkey, even though the snake-handler waits at the appropriate and the henna tattoo artist waits at the left.

Nova 2
Snake Tattoos

Image by Lady Stromfield
Preparing for a love dance

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