Tag Archives: Unreal City

43rd St – SKY AND LANDFILL (9th Ave to the Circle Line)

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Hell is a field of condominiums, extending as far as the eye can see; like poppy blossoms in a bomb-riddled Afghani plain; faceless, featureless, nameless towers with nothing between them but sky and emptiness. This section of the street is … Continue reading

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43rd St – LIGHTS AND MAGIC (Theatre District, 6th – 9th Aves)

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Life is theater, and the theatre is life, no more so than here in this short expanse of street cutting through Broadway – the centre of the world where theatre is concerned. Nothing here is what it seems. Within the … Continue reading

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43rd St – SECRETS IN STONE (Grand Central Station to 6th Ave)

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It might as well be ancient Rome. The street is adorned with statues and reliefs depicting flora, fauna and human figurines in epic poses. Arches and columns proliferate, some with elaborate filigreed designs, others more humble. Words are carved into … Continue reading

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43rd St – SMOKE AND MIRRORS (The UN to Grand Central Station)

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At the edge of the world sits a Tower. And this Tower is no structure of brick and mortar, but a kind of illusion; a trick of the light, flickering electric blue in and out of sight; a coalescing of … Continue reading

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Manhattan in 12 Streets: 43rd St – UNREAL CITY

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(Even though I’m no longer in New York, the story of 12 of its streets must continue. Here’s Chapter IV.  Words and Photography by Yours Truly.) “The sky is a landfill. I see you take another drag.” Jeff Buckley, The … Continue reading

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