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Thursday, 12 July 2007


As I have stated previously in this blog, it is easy to become inured to vistas, regardless of where or how dramatic - and it is no different in New York City. It frequently takes a change in mindset or perhaps conditions to jog ones perception and see something anew. I see the view in the photo on a daily basis - looking uptown from lower Broadway in SOHO, with the Chrysler building and Grace Church framed perfectly by the chasm formed by the buildings. Of course, I do notice, but I really don't appreciate it the way an unfamiliar observer would. On this day however, the cloud formations were spectacular and moving rapidly - in the course of nine minutes I had six very different photos. This kind of drama between clouds and buildings doesn't occur that often and even the jaded, hardened New Yorker can't help but notice. On June 22, 2006, I posted a most remarkable cloud occurrence (click here) and provided a link to the Cloud Appreciation Society - no surprise, I suppose that there are groups and websites exclusively oriented to clouds. Sorry, today there is no architectural dissertation, social commentary, history or NYC factoids - just some cloud and vista appreciation. After all, this is supposed to be a photoblog :) ...


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