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Blue Heron, Walking   8 comments

Came across this poem by Julie Bruck in a recent edition of the New Yorker, which matched the photos I took just the day before:

 

Not one of Mr. Balanchine’s soloists had feet this articulate,
the long bones explicitly spread, then retracted,
even more finely detailed than Leonardo’s plans for his flying machines.
And all this for a stroll, a secondary function,
not the greatdramatic spread and shadow of those pterodactyl wings.
This walking seems determined less by bird volition or
calculations of the small yellow eye
than by an accident of breeze, pushing the bird on a diagonal,
the great feet executing their tendus and lifts in the slowest of increments,
hesitation made exquisitely dimensional,
as if the feet thought themselves through each minute contribution to propulsion,
these outsized apprehenders of grasses and stone, snatchers of mouse and vole,
these mindless magnificents that any time now
will trail their risen bird like useless bits of leather.
Don’t show me your soul, Balanchine used to say, I want to see your foot.

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Posted September 18, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Animals, Connecticut, Nature

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Prayer at LaGuardia   2 comments

Captured these cab drivers taking a prayer break before resuming their shift, under a freeway ramp.

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New York, old and new    5 comments

Loved the juxtaposition of the old and new, and how the buildings seamlessly connected visually. 

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Posted September 9, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, New York

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New York street scenes   1 comment

A few impressions from my latest trip into NYC:



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Paris couples   Leave a comment

Paris is great for all kinds of couples. Here are just a few examples.

The kissing couple:

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The ‘I’d rather spend my time with my cellphone’ couple:

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The fashionable tourist couple (with matching hats):

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All kinds of couples, basically:

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Posted September 3, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Europe, People

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Paris cafe culture   1 comment

Spotted these wonderful characters in various cafes in Paris:

 

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Posted August 31, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Europe, People, Uncategorized

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Crooked Paris   2 comments

So many streets in Paris feature buildings that seem to lean against each other, each one at a different angle.

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Posted August 28, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, Black&White, Europe

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