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Little W 12th, amongst West & Washington

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

A handful of nice Star Tattoos images I identified:

Little W 12th, in between West & Washington
Star Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
three-star candidates, kept private on Flickr

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This set of pictures is based on a really simple notion: walk each block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what happens. To avoid missing anything, stroll both sides of the street.

That is all there is to it …

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

Oh, truly, there is a single far more tiny detail: leave the images alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I in fact focus on the very first of these &quotevery-block&quot photos, I will have taken more than eight,000 pictures on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus one more numerous thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the numerous spots in NYC exactly where I traditionally take images. So I don’t count on 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 searching at.

As for the criteria that I’ve employed to select the little subset of every-block images that get uploaded to Flickr: there are 3. 1st, I’ll upload any photo that I consider is &quotgreat,&quot and where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-close friends will be, &quotI have no notion when or exactly where that photo was taken, but it is genuinely a terrific image!&quot

A second criterion has to do with place, and the third includes time. I’m hoping that I will take some photos that clearly say, &quotThis is New York!&quot to anybody who appears at it. Certainly, certain landscape icons like the Empire State Creating or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion but I’m hoping that I will discover other, a lot more unexpected examples. I hope that I will be able to take some shots that will make a &quotlocal&quot viewer say, &quotWell, even if that’s not recognizable to a person from yet another portion of the nation, or yet another element of the world, I know that that’s New York!&quot And there may be some pictures where a &quotnon-nearby&quot viewer may well say, &quotI had no notion that there was anyplace in New York City that was so interesting/gorgeous/ugly/spectacular.&quot

As for the sense of time: I keep in mind wandering around my neighborhood in 2005, photographing a variety of shops, stores, restaurants, and company establishments — and then casually searching at the pictures about five years later, and becoming stunned by how much had changed. Little by little, store by store, day by day, issues modify … and when you have been about as lengthy as I have, it really is even much more amazing to go back and appear at the photographs you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask yourself, &quotWas it actually like that back then? Seriously, did men and women genuinely wear bell-bottom jeans?&quot

So, with the expectation that I will be hunting at these every single-block photos five or ten years from now (and possibly you will be, also), I’m going to be doing my ideal to capture scenes that convey the sense that they had been taken in the year 2013 … or at least sometime in the decade of the 2010’s (I have no notion what we’re calling this decade but). Or possibly they’ll just say to us, &quotThis is what it was like a dozen years soon after 9-11&quot.

Film posters are a trivial instance of such a time-certain image I’ve currently taken a bunch, and I never know if I’ll in the end decide that they’re worth uploading. Women’s style/designs are an additional obvious example of a time-certain phenomenon and even even though I am undoubtedly not a fashion expert, I suspected that I’ll be able to appear at some photos ten years from now and mutter to myself, &quotDid we truly wear shirts like that? Did girls truly wear these weird skirts that are brief in the front, and lengthy in the back? Did everybody in New York have a tattoo?&quot

One more example: I’m fascinated by the interactions that individuals have with their cellphones out on the street. It seems that everybody has one particular, which certainly wasn’t correct a decade ago and it appears that every person walks down the street with their eyes and their complete conscious consideration riveted on this little box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about anything else that may possibly be going on (amongst other things, that tends to make it really easy for me to photograph them with no their even noticing, especially if they’ve also got earphones so they can listen to music or carry on a telephone conversation). But I can not assist asking yourself whether this sort of social behavior will appear bizarre a decade from now … particularly if our cellphones have become so miniaturized that they’re incorporated into the glasses we put on, or implanted directly into our eyeballs.

Oh, one last thing: I’ve created a customized Google Map to show the precise specifics of each and every day’s photo-walk. I will be updating it each 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 single day to see exactly where I’ve been, by clicking on this link

URL link to Ed’s every single-block progress by means of Manhattan

If you have any recommendations about places that I must absolutely go to to get some excellent pictures, 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 email me directly at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

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

Image from page 509 of “Missionary travels and researches in South Africa : including a sketch of sixteen years’ residence in the interior of Africa, and a journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda, on the west coast, thence across the continent, down

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Some cool Egyptian Tattoos pictures:

Image from web page 509 of “Missionary travels and researches in South Africa : such as a sketch of sixteen years’ residence in the interior of Africa, and a journey from the Cape of Great Hope to Loanda, on the west coast, thence across the continent, down
Egyptian Tattoos

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Identifier: missionarytravel04livi
Title: Missionary travels and researches in South Africa : including a sketch of sixteen years’ residence in the interior of Africa, and a journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda, on the west coast, thence across the continent, down the river Zambesi, to the eastern ocean
Year: 1857 (1850s)
Authors: Livingstone, David, 1813-1873 Arrowsmith, John, 1790-1873, ill Want, Henry, ill Whymper, Josiah Wood, 1813-1903, ill Picken, Thomas, d. 1870, lithographer Livingstone, David, 1813-1873, inscriber. DSI Vavasseur, Mrs., fl. 1857, former owner. DSI Thesiger, Wilfred, 1910- former owner. DSI Moffat, Robert, 1795-1883, annotator. DSI Larkins, J., binder. DSI Howell, Marmaduke G., former owner. DSI Cooke, Robert, former owner. DSI Day &amp Son., lithographer T. &amp R. Annan, photographer. DSI William Clowes and Sons, printer St. Leonards School, former owner. DSI Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI
Subjects: Livingstone, David, 1813-1873 Missions
Publisher: London : J. Murray

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No. 1. A Londa ladys mode of wearing the hair. shoulders, together with their general characteristics, again remindedme of the ancient Egyptians. A number of were observed with the upwardinclination of the outer angles of the eyes, but this was notgeneral. A few of the ladies adopt a curious custom of attachingthe hair to a hoop which encircles the head, giving it somewhatthe appearance of the glory round the head of the Virgin (wood-cut No. 1). Some have a little hoop behind that represented inthe woodcut. Others put on an ornament of woven hair and hideadorned with beads. The hair of the tails of buffaloes, whichare to be found additional east, is at times added. This is 2 G 450 MODES OF DRESSING THE HAIR. Chap. XXIT, represented in No. two. Whilst others, as in No. 3, weave theirown hair on pieces of hide into the type of buffalo-horns, or,

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as in No. 4, make a single horn in front. The features givenare frequently met with, but they are by no means universal.Many tattoo their bodies by inserting some . black substance

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Higher Voltage Tattoo Shop Hollywood/ West Hollywood region

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

A handful of good Dog Tattoos pictures I found:

Higher Voltage Tattoo Shop Hollywood/ West Hollywood location
Dog Tattoos

Image by ATOMIC Hot Links
High Voltage Tattoo next door to Trendsetters Barber Shop at La Brea and Fountain

a girl and her dog
Dog Tattoos

Image by pwbaker
note hand tatts

High Voltage Tattoo Shop Hollywood/ West Hollywood region
Dog Tattoos

Image by ATOMIC Hot Links
High Voltage Tattoo next door to Trendsetters Barber Shop at La Brea and Fountain

west side

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

A handful of nice Animal Tattoos images I located:

west side
Animal Tattoos

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tio’s hand with bite mark
Animal Tattoos

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Teenager and a puppy pitbull
Animal Tattoos

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Chicago West side

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

Some cool Animal Tattoos photos:

Chicago West side
Animal Tattoos

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Bite mark
Animal Tattoos

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Chicago West side
Animal Tattoos

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High Voltage Tattoo Shop Hollywood/ West Hollywood location

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Some cool Gang Tattoos pictures:

High Voltage Tattoo Shop Hollywood/ West Hollywood location
Gang Tattoos

Image by ATOMIC Hot Links
Higher Voltage Tattoo subsequent door to Trendsetters Barber Shop at La Brea and Fountain

High Voltage Tattoo Shop Hollywood/ West Hollywood region
Gang Tattoos

Image by ATOMIC Hot Hyperlinks
Awesome Work @ Higher Voltage Tattoo next door to Trendsetters Barber Shop at La Brea and Fountain

Essential West, Feb 2012 – 21

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Examine out these Spiritual Tattoos images:

Important West, Feb 2012 – 21
Spiritual Tattoos

Image by Ed Yourdon
As noted in an earlier photo, this is one of the down-and-out musicians who played each and every night at Mallory Square. He had a restricted repertoire and a scratchy voice – but he was really enthusiastic.

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Key West. It is a familiar phrase to almost all Americans, and it conjures up photos of a warm climate, Key West.

It’s a familiar phrase to almost all Americans, and it conjures up pictures of a warm climate, proximity to Cuba, Jimmy Buffett’s “Margaritaville,” and probably a few vague connections to Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams. It is indeed the southernmost city in the continental United States (129 miles southwest of Miami), and is also the southernmost terminus of highway U.S. 1, which originates a couple thousand miles north, up in Maine.

Less well identified is the fact that the island was 1st visited by Europeans in 1521, by none other than Ponce de Leon. A lot, considerably earlier, the island had previously been inhabited by members of the Calusa tribe, who apparently utilized the island as a communal graveyard. Hence, when the Spanish arrived, they located no resident Native Americans, but they did discover a lot of bones and assuming that the island had been the place of a cataclysmic batter amongst tribal warriors, they named it “Cayo Hueso” — which actually indicates “bone essential.” When Wonderful Britain took control of Florida in 1763, they bastardized the name to “Key West,” which has obviously remained its name ever since.

I’ll skip the rest of the history lessons about Spanish and British domination of the island suffice it to say that the Americans took charge in 1822, when Lt. Commander Matthew Perry sailed his schooner to Crucial West and claimed all of the Keys as U.S. property – a claim that apparently went uncontested. The Navy has been here ever because, and its first key task was ending acts of piracy which had previously produced much of that element of the Caribbean a wild and wooly place indeed.

Throughout the U.S. Civil War, the state of Florida seceded and joined the Confederacy but due to the fact of the naval base, Key West remained in Union hands. Indeed, Important West served as the beginning point for what became a reasonably profitable work to blockade Confederate shipping along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, severely limiting its capacity to trade with England and Europe.

Essential West remained fairly isolated from the rest of Florida (not to mention the rest of the U.S.) till 1912, when it was connected to the Florida mainland by means of an extremely costly and ambitious railroad developed by Henry Flagler. Sadly, a huge Labor Day hurricane in 1935 destroyed considerably of the railroad and killed hundreds of neighborhood residents. The U.S. government subsequently rebuilt the rail route as an automobile extension of U.S. Highway 1, which was completed in 1938.

Even though all of this was going on, Key West also became a haven for at least a few renowned artists and writers. Ernest Hemingway initially settled in Crucial West in 1928, exactly where he wrote A Farewell to Arms. And in the course of the 1930s, he wrote or worked on Death in the Afternoon, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and The Snows of Kilimanjaro. He also utilised the Depression-era Key West as the setting for To Have and Have Not, which is apparently his only novel set in the United States.

A decade later, Tennessee Williams became a normal visitor to Crucial West, and is said to have written the very first draft of A Streetcar Named Wish whilst staying at La Concha Hotel in 1947 he continued to list Important West as his principal residence till his death in 1983.

A single other small piece of background: Crucial West turns out to be a lot closer to Havana than it is to Miami. In the 1890s, half the residents of Essential West were stated to be of Cuban origin, and the city often had Cuban mayors. Cubans had been actively involved in roughly 200 factories in the city, producing one hundred million cigars annually. And the South American revolutionary hero José Martí made many visits seeking recruits for Cuban independence, and he founded the Cuban Revolutionary Celebration for the duration of visits to Key West. The battleship USS Maine sailed from Essential West on its pay a visit to to Havana, exactly where it was blown up in an attack that led to the Spanish-American War. And lastly, Pan American Airlines was founded in Crucial West in 1926, originally to fly guests to Havana.

And hence endeth our short history lesson – none of which was of any distinct significance to me in the course of a current week-lengthy visit to Important West, motivated by a powerful desire to escape the cold climate of New York City during the month of February. A single other tidbit of trivia had attracted me: I had heard that there was a pier in Crucial West where the locals and going to tourists gathered each and every evening to drink margaritas, sing raucous renditions of “Margaritaville” at the top of their lungs, and admire the sunsets as the sun sank into the western horizon of the Gulf of Mexico.

That pier, as it turns out, is Sunset Pier – and it was located just outdoors the hotel which I had selected as the place to remain for the week. And although it turns out that margaritas are indeed consumed there, so are a lot of piña coladas, mojitos, and beers, along with hamburgers, hot dogs and fries: the entire place is a extended, crowded, outdoor bar and grill. The raucous singing comes from an amped-up band at one finish of the pier, and I’m not positive that anyone truly pays any attention to the sunset.

The sunset-watching, it turns out, is a little further down the pier: a huge, open, brick-paved spot known as Mallory Square fronts onto the harbor, and an even greater crowd does gather each and every night to watch the sun go down … as you’ll see in several of the photographs in this Flickr set. There is also an remarkable assortment of “performers,” for lack of a greater name: smart-speaking card-sharks down-and-out guitar-playing musicians a preacher determined to conserve the souls of any individual who would listen to him tightrope walkers, sword-swallowers, and gymnasts jugglers with machetes and flaming torches, tossed in the air with excellent abandon although the jugglers balance on 20-foot unicycles and a guy with a banjo and a loyal dog who wanders around gathering dollar-bill contributions from the crowd, to be stuffed into a significant bucket.

Meanwhile, schooners and catamarans drift previous the crowd, out in the harbor, crammed with half-drunken tourists determined to get everyone’s consideration by howling and yodeling at the top rated of their lungs. Ocean liners pull into the harbor at the end of Mallory Square, drop anchor and dock in the middle of the night, and then make a large noisy ceremony of pulling up the gangplank and pulling away from the dock at 5 PM, just an hour before sunset.

Somehow, it all works: if you haven’t observed the scene prior to, it is really entertaining — and the sunsets are genuinely amazing. Of course, if you go back a second time, you will start to discover that the exact same performers are there, going by means of the very same routine with the very same patter and speech — and you begin paying significantly less focus to them, and a small a lot more interest to the much more classic vendors lined up a couple of feet away from the edge of the pier: men and women selling hot dogs, popcorn, conch fritters, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), photographs, trinkets, jewelry, paintings, drawings, tarot readings and spiritual advice, and numerous odds and ends carved and woven and hand-produced from bits and pieces of wood, metal, and palm fronds.

By the third or fourth night, the entire thing is fully repetitive – but the sunsets are nevertheless gorgeous. In my situation, I escaped the Mallory Square scene a couple evenings to go for a sunset cruise on 1 of the numerous schooner docked in the neighborhood I also went out for a ride in a glass-bottom boat to see the local coral reefs. But I passed up the opportunity to para-sail up in the sky above the entire scene, and I also decided to skip the chance to rent a jet-ski that would let me zoom about the harbor at breakneck speeds.

If you are feeling energetic, you can also wander down Duval Street to see the gift shops, the tourist attractions, and the bars (e.g., Sloppy Joe’s, exactly where Hemingway allegedly hung out. You can ride the small tourist “conch train” all about town, which provides you the chance to see each and every well-known historic property and tourist spot in a little more than an hour. I’ll confess that I did that, too, even though it was so bumpy that I was only capable to take 1 or two photographs …

I did have my camera with me throughout the week, of program, so I took my standard assortment of hundreds (perhaps even thousands) of random photographs of something that seemed fascinating. I’m obtaining far better about deleting factors, although, so I’ve ended up with a mere 35 pictures that I’m uploading to Flickr hopefully you will discover them moderately interesting…

Toxic ankles
Spiritual Tattoos

Image by Malingering
I feel what’s on her arms is little birdies sitting in a bush.

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