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The "Street Observations" Photo Blog featuring street photography and observations from photographer John Fraissinet. (Now in its 8th Year).

Monday
Nov302015

Maiden Lane November

The bounce of the light off of these old Maiden Lane buidings highlighted the architecture. 

Maiden Lane November

Tuesday
Nov242015

Star Checkered Banner

The Federal Reserve Building flies an unusual flag. 

Star Checkered Banner

Thursday
Nov192015

GPS Crosshairs

A gritty day at Cedar and William. 

GPS Crosshairs

Tuesday
Nov172015

Riderless Biking

He seems to have lost his bike somewhere along the line.

Riderless Biking

Wednesday
Nov112015

The Street Fair

On Veterans Day (and Columbus Day), Broadway is shut down and the street vendors have full reign.  The crowded streets do have a consistent and mundane assortment of regular vendors.  After going one pass down the street to the end, I came back and looked at the isolated people who were hanging around appearing somewhat lonely. 

Gyroscope

No Parking Wednesday

Polling Place

Wednesday
Nov042015

Ominous Figures

Building shadows move and hover and intimidate other buildings. 

Ominous Figures

Saturday
Oct312015

The Coney Island Boardwalk

I had to run an errand and drive out to Coney Island which was a treat as I got to walk along the Boardwalk on a beautiful day.  Besides the ocean, there were the usual characters soaking up the sun.  

Two by TwoHeadacheTopless

 

Friday
Oct302015

Coney Island

In my days living in Brooklyn, I became familiar with Coney Island has it was about a 30 minute bike ride from my apartment in Park Slope.  I had not been there in the 20 years since until this week.  Much of it was the same, but it was nicer and more polished in many ways.  Here are a variety of shots from the visit over a couple of posts.  

Coney Island SubwayNathan's

Thursday
Oct292015

Trinity Church

I was listening to the music from the broadway show "Hamilton" and there was a reference to Hamilton (or his wife) being buried at Trinity Church.  As it stands, I walk past that Church almost daily in my photo walks and have taken photos in the cemetery on the northern side of the Church.  

I went back to take a closer look to see if I could find the grave.  After revisiting my familiar grounds on the north side, heading in through the gates below, I viewed the footbridge over to the building across Church Street where the American Stock Exchange used to sit.   

Church GatesDetour

I had never visited the south cemetery though and found my target.  The last resting spot of Mr. Hamilton and his wife was on an elevated section of the cemetery just across the street from a bargain shoe store.

More than He Bargained for

Monday
Oct262015

Trapeze

"He'd fly through the air with the greatest of ease, That daring young man on the flying trapeze. His movements were graceful, all girls he could please And my love he purloined away."

You want all the lyrics?  Here they are.  I didn't realize how dramatic the tale was.  

Trapeze

Friday
Oct232015

Wall Street people

Frequently I like to people watch down on Wall Street.  Tourists, business men, and many others...

One Selfie Too ManyMeet Me at the StepsAbsorbing the Atmosphere

Wednesday
Oct142015

Roll of the Dice

The red cube rolls out only a one on this roll.  

Roll of the Dice

Monday
Oct122015

Wind Tunnel

It was a question of how long I would stand there in the rain waiting for someone to walk past who would create a picture for me.  Took only two minutes.  

Wind Tunnel

Monday
Oct122015

The Truck Line

The line lasts 10 minutes, 15 minutes.... and you order, and then you wait for the food to be ready.  What was it like to wait before the age of electronics.  

Line Dance

Silver Lining

Monday
Oct122015

Pointillism

The fence alone the river separates the escalade from the parking lots.  But, you can still see through and picture the world beyond.  It creates a dotted surrealism like a comic book or the pointillism of Seurat.  

Pointillism

Friday
Oct092015

The Real Thing

No diet soda for these tough guys.  They drink the real thing.  

The Real Thing

Tuesday
Sep292015

Yankee Fan in Orange

As the Yankees get ready for their Playoff game, there is one fan who is looking for attention.

Yankee Fan in Orange

Monday
Sep282015

Film Noir

Fedora couple with shadows.

Film Noir

Sunday
Sep272015

Welcome to Pope Francis

So, the Pope was in town, and some people were extra decked out to greet him, although I don't believe Pope Francis made the trip to the Wall Street area.  

Welcome Wagon

Saturday
Sep262015

Rear Window

A view worthy of Hitchcock...

Rear Window