Pictures of Floors

I haven’t noticed it before, but going through my pictures I see a theme there. Sure, the photos aren’t always pretty or well composed, but I must be taking them for a reason. A reason I need to explore further, but with more intent and better execution from now on.

Cactus Flower by Night

Cactus Flower by Night

I’ve had Cacti since I was a child, but getting them to flower has always been a mystery to me. Now with old age, one has finally started to produce flowers and even for the second year!

I missed the flowers the first time around, because they only open for one day – which actually means it starts to open around sunset and dies until noon the next day. Ideal conditions to take a beautiful photo…

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In the Shadows chasing the Light

As a visitor from the Old World, a world were things are old and small and puzzled together, to me those rows of high tower buildings were a mind blowing new experience. You suddenly become aware of scale. I had never seen anything like that before with my own two eyes. Walking through the seemingly endless streets feeling so small, always looking up in awe – that is what New York meant to me at the time. Something I had only seen on TV and now I was right in the middle of it all.

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Gotham Bank

Like the grill of a 50s car paired with an incredible bold amount of black. Never had I seen such an Art Deco chrome façade like that before. But what also got my attention was the unusual name of the bank. A rather small signage compared to the bold building grill, but still striking enough – Gotham Bank of New York. Wow. I had found Batman’s bank.

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When the plane had landed it was a late November afternoon close to sunset. By the time the shuttle picked us up at JFK International Ariport it was getting dark. Entering Manhattan at night was underwhelming at first, but when the first skyscrapers came in sight like lighthouses on a distant shore it was surreal and breathtaking.

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