Friday, January 30, 2009

Views Of The Bridge: Then And Now


Above from google images hosted by life with added cartoon bubbles. Below from an incredible photographer/artist called Skyshaper that I found on Flickr. Looking at his archives there's a strong possibility that he/she lives near Knickerbocker Village

4 comments:

Marty Hambone said...

Love the views of the bridge.

Hasin Schtank (aka James Quikly to some) said...

These pitches make me nostalgic-like for them sangwiches that I yused to have when I was a kid in a place called 'King's'. Anybody in the KV blogspot ever hoyd of it? Nice pitchers. Fuh sail? I'd love to buy a couple.

I. M. Asture said...

the works featured above strike me as being particularly evocative of the post-industrial mood that enveloped the lower east side shortly before the rapid influx of specific cosmopolitan influences began to weaken the hold of ethnic proclivities. I link these scenes to the regretable decline of the egg crean and the disappearance of the sweet potato vendor which preceded the emergence and then disappearance of the knish vendors. All parts of the same panoply of cross-cultural reverberations as more and more Americans found themselves looking for themselves rather than knowing who they truly were, if you see what I mean. In any case, the reproductions featured here have moved me to tears and I will be honored if you grant me a personal audience with the original facsimiles. I plan to purchase and enshrine said pieces in age-resistant custom soldered sapphire studded museum quality frames and, as I do have the business connections to execute this scheme, have them posted in perpetuity in the new Yankee Stadium just as soon as I can sit down with George and hammer out the details. Please advise as to date and time of our meeting.

I. M. (Still) Asture said...

Still waiting for date and time of our meeting.