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The "Street Observations" Photo Blog featuring street photography and observations from photographer John Fraissinet. (Now in its 7th Year).

Friday
Dec192014

Freak Show

Some weird shadows along Broadway that provided some interesting lighting to this businessman.  I kind of like that the bus had the Freak Show advertisement.  Seems odd that in the first photo, he is lit only on the right side, but the second he is lit only at the bottom.  

Freak ShowChopped Off

Friday
Dec122014

Urban Hogwarts

I had never noticed this building from the corner angle.  If Harry Potter's school was in the middle of New York City, I suspect Hogwarts would look something like this.  

Urban Hogwarts

Thursday
Dec112014

Pacing within the Light

A rather crisp day with dramatic light created simple strips of heat.  This guy paced back and forth and he continued with his urgent phone call.  He only walked within the band of light.  Back and forth, back and forth.  

Wednesday
Dec102014

Speckles

Besides the dotted building in the rear, and the windows of the nearer structures.  There are dotted reflections of light off the opposite buildings.  Someone asked if this is real.  Yup.  

Speckles

Tuesday
Dec092014

Backlit from the Front

I find this light a curiosity.  If you look closely, you will see the light is coming from the direction of the building.  So, that means it has been reflected so strongly that it is bouncing towards the people.  

Backlit from the Front

Monday
Dec082014

Spines

The World Trade Center Transportation Hub that is under construction has slowly been assembled.  The ultimate design which you can see in this link, looks somewhat like a giant bird with needle spines making up the wings.  

Here is the last spine being lifted into place.

The Last Spine

With a little bit of movement, half standing in the street, a new juxtaposition becomes possible.  

Spines

Friday
Dec052014

Fulton Center

The new train station will serve as a hub for multiple subway lines.  I walked past what they were building every day but I didn't imagine the inner dome would look like this.  

Fulton Center

 

Thursday
Dec042014

Solar Flare

As we approach the winter and the days get shorter, the light gets more brilliant.  There are reflections off the buildings and since the sun is lower, blinding light as you walk down the street.  

Solar Flare

Wednesday
Dec032014

It's Not You, It's Me

Their relationship no longer has meaning.  At least this breakup wasn't done with a text message.  

It's Not You, It''s Me

Tuesday
Dec022014

Zipper Signs

Now many of the street carts have rotating "Times Square" type zipper signs.  They rotate around and try to get you to buy the items in the words.  Some of them don't make much sense when you take them one word at a time.  I waited for words to appear.  

Say Cheese

This is another.

Soda

I'm not sure they have programmed into their sign the word "Closed" though.  

Open

This one is fairly reasonable, but a bit redundant.  I think we all know they have Hot Dogs.  It's pretty clear.

Hot Dog

Not sure if I would buy a House from these guys those.  

House

Monday
Dec012014

Time Travel

Sometimes in the modern world there is a flashback to another time.  This reminds me of my father commuting on the train during his working days.  I remember being fascinated when he told me that the subway was in a tunnel underneath the ground.  What do you see out the windows?  Mostly nothing was his answer.  

Time Travel

Friday
Nov282014

Eyes

They could have been looking at the One World Trade Center which is across the street the other way.  But, I'm not quite sure is over this direction.  If you include the guy in the back, they are all looking in slightly different directions.  But, all with curiosity.    

Eyes

Wednesday
Nov262014

Gradient View

The bad weather is starting.  I always liked this block and the geometric lines.  It is especially interesting when the fog rolls in.  

Gradient View

Tuesday
Nov252014

The Show's Over

Not sure where you end up if you drive through this gate.  Sure seems like it's a long trip off a short pier.  

The Show's Over

Monday
Nov242014

Almost Undisturbed

The bird is minding his own business.  

Almost Undisturbed

Friday
Nov212014

Cylinder Master

Number 4 World Trade Center is almost done, but not quite.  

Cylinder Master

Thursday
Nov202014

Grounded

I guess striking in front of the New York Stock Exchange can get you some attention.  I'm not sure what the gripe is here, but these FedEx pilots were none too happy.  I've seen strikers before, but none as stern as this group.  

Grounded

Wednesday
Nov192014

Corner Crowd

Tourists tend to run in crowds.  

Corner Crowd

Monday
Nov172014

Boots

Yes, it could be the Wicked Witch of the West.  

Boots

Friday
Nov142014

One Foot Up

Think he was doing a kind of stretch.  

One Foot Up