NEW YORK CITY: AWARENESS OF THE WORLD

The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. – Allen Ginsberg

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Artist: Ron English 

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Artist: Space Invader

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Greenwich Village
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Artist: B.D. White

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Artist: STIK

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Marquis de Lafayette. Union Square. Dedicated in 1876. Sculptor: Frederic Auguste Bartholdi Donated by the French residents of New York. Lafayette was a French-born general who fought on behalf of American rebels during the American Revolution.

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An apple a day keeps the tow truck away.

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Artist: JerkFace

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oct2017 New York City

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NEW YORK CITY & BROOKLYN: THE WORLD IN ITS HYPOCRISY

“I won’t tell you that the world matters nothing, or the world’s voice, or the voice of society. They matter a good deal. They matter far too much. But there are moments when one has to choose between living one’s own life, fully, entirely, completely—or dragging out some false, shallow, degrading existence that the world in its hypocrisy demands. You have that moment now. Choose!”  ― Oscar Wilde

Artist Phoebe New York

Newest Ron English piece on St Marks and 1st

Artists Voxx Romana, City Kitty, and Turtle Caps
By artist Praxis, a Colombian now based in NYC
Killing Kermit. East Village, NYC
Artist Golden 305
Unicorn by Miami-based artist Golden 305in Bushwick, Brooklyn
Warhol by SacSix

Basquiat

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY: ONE WORLD, ONE CHANCE

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Arriving to Budapest Keleti Railway Station with a small train house on the left.
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The back of Danubius Well facing the ‘new’ Budapest Eye (the ferris wheel opened in mid-March of this year.) Danubius Well: The first fountain in Budapest. It was inaugurated in 1883 at Kálvin tér (a downtown square,) but moved to its present location in Erzsébet Square in 1959. Sculptor: Leó Feszler. The statues symbolize the main rivers of the country: Danube, Tisza, Drava and Sava.
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Bustling to and fro in front of St. Stephen’s Basilica (Szent István-bazilika). Completed in 1905. Named in honor of  the first King of Hungary (circa 975–1038), Stephen, whose right hand is supposedly housed within. 

 

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Imposing, breathtaking, awe-inspiring architecture affecting the passersby all over the city.
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Budapest Keleti (Eastern) Railway Station. Opened 133 years ago on August 16, 1884. Designed in the eclectic style (a mixture of many artistic styles) by Gyula Rochlitz and János Feketeházy.

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The sun shines on the Budapest Eye.
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Rákóczi út (Rákóczi Avenue) ~ Named for Francis II Rákóczi, a Hungarian nobleman who led the uprising against the Habsurgs in 1703-1711. He was also the Prince of Transylvania. He is considered to be national hero. 

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Artists: Tripo x DRK

September 2017 – Budapest, Hungary.

FROM SIBIU TO TIMISOARA, ROMANIA 🇷🇴: TRAINSPOTTING

Musings from the train…

One of my best ‘out of the train window’ series ever. The dark brooding sky fulfilled its promise of a rain and lightning storm later in the evening…and the spontaneous communions with smiling Romanians who spotted my camera, made this a lovely post to ponder: 


2sep17 Sibiu to Timisoara, Romania 🇷🇴 

BRASOV TO SIBIU, ROMANIA: TRAINSPOTTING

I don’t have any idea what I’m doing or where I’m going. As my destination becomes blurrier and blurrier, my bags have to get lighter and lighter. So, I left my beloved Birkenstocks (Chicago 2015) at Kismet Dao Hostel in Brasov and caught a taxi to the train station. Bought a ticket for Sibiu and contemplated my directionless life by putting some heavy thoughts on postcards to friends and taking photographs of everything around me.

On the train I stared out the window and took more photos ~ my way of processing thoughts that I can’t put into words.

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30aug17 Brasov to Sibiu, Romania

BRASOV, ROMANIA: WE TRANSYLVANIAN NOBLES…

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We Transylvanian nobles love not to think that our bones may be amongst the common dead. I seek not gaiety nor mirth, not the bright voluptuousness of much sunshine and sparkling waters which please the young and gay. I am no longer young; and my heart, through wearing years of mourning over the dead, is not attuned to mirth. Moreover, the walls of my castle are broken; the shadows are many, and the wind breathes cold through the broken battlements and casements. I love the shade and the shadow, and would be alone with my thoughts when I may.” ― Bram Stoker

28aug17 Brasov, Romania