Quick trip to Miami

Quick trip to Miami for a one night charitable auction* of Sam’s photography during Art Basel Miami Beach

* In association with V&M, Curve and SHFT

Two nights and very little time to sight-see – Miami is fascinating and I will be back.

Beach Ad Planes 02

Miami Apartments 01 w perspective

Museum Wash Line 01 B

North Bay 01

Miami Art Deco Hotel 02

Miami Art Deco Hotel 01

Museum Wash Line 03

Miami Boardwalk 01

Sidewalk Poster 01

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Autumn Sunset – Nonsuch Park

Tree with Vapour Trail BW

Nonsuch Autumn Sunset

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New York – July 2012 – Part 2

Thanks to airbnb.com I landed wonderful accommodation on Staten Island in a vintage American Arts and Crafts home with a terrific young couple as landlords. Commuting to work each day by ferry introduced me to the calming effect of bracketing busy days with waterborne journeys.

Statue of Liberty 01 Ludwig Haskins

Stature of Liberty 02 Ludwig Haskins

For all its incredible high points, like any big city New York can also feel draining and lonely – a city of perfect teeth and frayed nerves.

FAO Swarz 01 Ludwig Haskins

Spanish Cafe 01

Louis Vuitton Junction 02 Ludwig Haskins

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Metropolitan Museum – New York – July 2012

The Met draws you in… you lose track of hours as centuries come into focus… and… you forget to take pictures!

Met Classical Torso 01 Ludwig Haskins

Met Museum Head Ludwig Haskins

Metropolitan Asian Camel 01B Ludwig Haskins

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Bergdorf Goodman Windows – New York – July 2012

Some of the most exciting – and constantly updated – displays of fashion, art and design in New York – freely available 24/7 – are the Bergdorf Goodman Windows on 5th Avenue. This is what they looked like at the end of July this year. Apart from the wonderful window designs the bright red calfskin boots from Celine (also available in a pump) caught my eye – totally impractical of course but nonetheless, simply beautiful.

Bergdorf Goodman 03 Ludwig Haskins

Bergdorf Goodman 02 Ludwig Haskins

Bergdorf Goodman 04 Ludwig Haskins

Bergdorf Goodman 01 Ludwig Haskins

Bergdorf Goodman 05 Ludwig Haskins

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New York – July 2012

My trusty Canon S95 – snap shots in NY.

Manhattan Skyline 01

You are not alone

Mural and Man South Ferry BW

Auntie Vera in Leopard Skin 01 crop

Erotic Relief comp 01

Drug Store 01

Paris Opera Ballet 01

Manhattan Skyline 03

Rainy Saturday in NY

Perfect Pairs 01

Louis Vuitton 5th Ave

Manhattan Night Sky 02

Model Boating pond 01

Subway Musician NY 01

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The Most Photographed Object in London

Millenium Wheel 2012 02 24 BW

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London – as we know it – will disappear…

…under a rising Thames – it’s only a matter of where the waterline will stop rising.

Blue Warning Rings in London 03

Blue Warning Rings in London 01

Blue Warning Rings in London 02

Michael Pinsky a Scottish artist has made a brilliant statement about climate change threat delivered with quiet insistence. A series of London landmarks have been illuminated with blue rings inviting visitors to look forward to the level of the Thames in 3012, a worst case projection for a thousand years from now.

The story is covered in a post on the BBC’s website

Pinsky said: “As a child, I grew up near a reservoir in Scotland.

“On particularly hot summers, when water was in short supply, the level of the reservoir would drop revealing the spire of a church, the highest point of a village which was submerged for a secure clean water supply.

“This image of a submerged bell tower has stayed with me ever since.

“If we do not prevent the predicted effects of climate change from occurring this will become the prevailing image of London, towers and monuments encircled by an ever-expanding Thames.”

The installations, presented by Artsadmin and LIFT, were set up on 7 February and will be up until 4 March.

London, it is clear, will need to morph dramatically to survive, as it has done over centuries. But before the rising North Sea gets us there is a small matter of a global recession.

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Nonsuch Park – Winter Sets In

Nonsuch Trees 02 2011 12 09 comp 2

Nonsuch Trees 03 2011 12 09 BW

Nonsuch Trees 01 2011 12 09 BW 01 crop

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