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NYC Women’s March on 1/21/17

Left home in Staten Island at 8:40 a.m. and arrived at 1st Avenue & 47th Street at 10:30 a.m.

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Yours truly just arriving on 1st Ave. & 47th St.  You can see the United Nations building in the background.

Was suppose to meet group there that I signed up with on Internet, but so many people, I couldn’t find them.  People arriving very fast.  Struggled through the crowd.  Bought a couple of pins as souvenirs.  One says “Women’s March” and the other says “Trump Not My President.”  Moved through growing crowd of thousands of people until I could get to the #6 subway at 51st Street.

Planning to go to Grand Central & then the library before heading home.  I’m 74, so I don’t have all that much stamina.  When I arrived outside at Grand Central the crowd was so big I couldn’t move.  There was no way I would ever make it the few blocks to the library, not just because of the crowd, but because streets were blocked off.  Decided to get back into Grand Central Station to catch the #6 train to go downtown where I could catch an Express Bus home.

When I reentered Grand Central Station from Vanderbilt Avenue, I couldn’t believe it.  I’ve never seen Grand Central like that.  I had my camera with me all this time taking photos.

All & all, one of the most exciting experiences of my life.

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People in Grand Central arriving from all over to March.  Men and Women.

 

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On 1st Avenue. Erica Jong liked this photo.  So did I.

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This was along 47th Street between 1st & 2nd at about 11:00 a.m.

 

 

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Dark Days of Winter in Port Richmond, Staten Island, NY

All I’m doing these days is watching snow come down.  Keeping lots of food outside for the homeless cats and birds.  Knitting while watching TV or Inspector Morris videos on YouTube. I’m trying to read (“Crime & Punishment”), but reading makes me sleepy so then I go on Twitter to wake me up and end up being there for an hour or two.  And making op art/zentangle pictures:  below are some examples:

 

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My latest designs?

It’s been so long since I’ve blogged on this site, I’ve almost forgotten how to do it.  I’ve been so involved in politics and the election that I spend most of my time on Twitter.

However, I’m back at trying to do art again.  I’ve about lost all interest in photography.  My current projects are these designs where I’m combining op art with zentangle.  Began using colored pencils, but now am using Prismacolor markers on which I’ve spent a fortune.  I guess it’s worth it if I get some kind of satisfaction out of it.

 

 

Spring at High Rock Park

Lost in a Forest

I seem to have lost all interest in blogging, which is why I haven’t done it in so long.  Maybe this is just a temporary thing brought on by the election.  I now spend a lot of time on Twitter voicing my political opinions, but don’t care about blogging about them, something I did in 2012.

I think I’m going through a transition period.  Don’t know if I will ever return to blogging.

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A Bridge Between the Past and the Future

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Future

verrazanoBridge2010Verrazano Narrows Bridge serving as a metaphor:  Crossing a bridge from the past to the future.

 [Verrazano Narrows Bridge connects Staten Island to Brooklyn, which most people have to cross to get to Manhattan when driving]