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WTC Escalators

Scores of commuters heading back to (via escalators) at the station, abstracted by .

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Spring Migrations

- GGP - Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 : goo

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Recovered article originally posted - Wednesday, May 11th, 2005

Here is the story of how I found something I didn't know I was looking for: a place to celebrate place:

Walking around my neighborhood taking pictures, I found these wonderful pieces of dualing street art.
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Shortly thereafter, I came upon this.
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And yes, still another.

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The funny thing is, I'm into birding and with spring migration on in full force, I've started collecting images of birds in street art--they seemed to be cropping up everywhere, along with the real birds.

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This lovely slate-colored flock was found on an engraved (marble?) stone in front of the old ASPCA building. On the other side of the stone, now partially sunken under layers of cement (ala Statue of Liberty/Planet of the Apes), is the original inscription/dedication. I imagine a very rich lady in an ample fur coat writing a big check to the ASPCA in honor of her maltese, Fifi.

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Seeing all these things, finding these treasures just steps from my doorway makes me want to bring them to the attention of others who might enjoy and appreciate them. During these walks, I have been wishing I had a forum to share these images in some way, but I am not technologically engaged enough to put up a website of my own...I didn't yet know about citynoise.

Anyway, when I got home from the walk where I first encountered PET BIRD, I was jazzed and immediately googled PET BIRD and found citynoise. what a great discovery and what a joy to find a place of like-minded denizens with eyeballs firmly attached to brain and cam and heart. That's my tale of how the birds led me to citynoise. Special thanks to Peter for capturing PET BIRD and being a kind and friendly host. (This endorsement was not brought to you by any pharmaceutical company or by Swift Boat Veterans for "Truth")

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Peter: 18th Nov 2015 - 22:59 GMT

05/11/2005 18:46:46

Nice! it is, indeed, a very small world! viva le !

elaine: 18th Nov 2015 - 23:00 GMT

05/11/2005 20:10:48

what a fortuitous google, as was my own discovery of citynoise. now i am annoyed i didn't photograph the ducks for you today. i see them every day, but today they were being really weird, they were all sitting on the pathways and the lawns of the park sleeping. they must have had a really rough night, is all i can think. they weren't moving for anyone or his dog

elaine: 18th Nov 2015 - 23:00 GMT

05/12/2005 19:33:43

and maybe in the spring the little pets get itchy wings as well...
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Peter: 18th Nov 2015 - 23:00 GMT

05/13/2005 13:35:12

poor china! lost s are very rarely retrieved, unfortunately. i have two birds myself, and am very vigilant to keep them in the house!

elaine: 18th Nov 2015 - 23:00 GMT

05/13/2005 14:39:05

there is a big flock of cockatoos in west london, they are really famous, and because they are such a big gang the locals don't get to peck them to death or whatever, i have seen them, but they don't come over this way

GGP: 18th Nov 2015 - 23:01 GMT

05/13/2005 19:41:56

here in bklyn, there are some "wild" parrots that escaped a truck or something years ago. they nest in the Greenwood Cemetery and at Brooklyn College. amazing they survive the winters here, but they do.

GGP: 18th Nov 2015 - 23:01 GMT

05/13/2005 19:42:32

here in bklyn, there are some "wild" parrots that escaped a truck or something years ago. they nest in the Greenwood Cemetery and at Brooklyn College. amazing they survive the winters here, but they do

Peter: 18th Nov 2015 - 23:02 GMT

05/16/2005 18:47:07

Guess what I passed this morning on the way to the train?

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GGP: 18th Nov 2015 - 23:02 GMT

05/17/2005 00:51:59

the most photographed mailbox on eastern parkway!

SuShI_hp: 18th Nov 2015 - 23:02 GMT

03/04/2006 06:33:28

i likeb the lost petbird sighn thats creative

aer suzuki: 18th Nov 2015 - 23:03 GMT

09/21/2006 10:11:46

such a cool story of synchronicity - the gears of the universe matching up, or at least our small corner of it - and very good photos too.

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Colorful Door

A colorful door that now has been covered in new gray paint.

Colorful Door

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The Elmwood

i love seen friday 12-18. college ave at hanging out for natasha's 23rd birthday

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Good Runner, Needs a Little Work

Seen a couple of streets away from my own, this has a totally different profile than the local torch bearer. apart from motorbikes, which burn totally because there is less of them, the MO of my local villain is to...

Good Runner, Needs a Little Work