Thursday, September 03, 2009

Upper East Side, 71st Street Between Fifth and Madison Avenues

I had the greatest day today. To start out with, the weather was perfect. Perfect. Somewhere in the 70's, sunny and breezy, so you had pockets of warmth and coolness, but never too warm or too cool. Next, when I got out of therapy at 11:45, I didn't have anything I had to do for the rest of the day. Except a photowalk. I have a new camera with more pixels (12.2 megapixels) and this week I'd found out what I had to do to make Photoshop read its raw files, so today it was usable and I was taking it out for the first time. I was going to the Upper East Side, first time in a long time and I thought this was the time to use my wide angle lens, so I got a new bag which held my camera and an extra lens. I had a good dinner waiting at home, that is, leftovers from a good dinner. A Portuguese dish of clams and chorizo, and ham and tomatoes, wine and olive oil, onions and garlic. Paprika. So I had all the time in the world. My shoes were comfortable. My bags were well distributed and didn't cut into my shoulders. I thought I would probably have a good lunch somewhere. (And I did.)

About 10 months ago, I got an email from someone, let's call him Chris, who asked about a particular building he was interested in, 9 East 71st Street. I told him that when I got there, I would be sure to photograph it and send him some shots, but he would have to be patient because it might be quite a while before I got there. He has been very patient.

Mary Sargent © 2009 ………………….. click to enlarge

So finally today I set out for East 71st Street. This is the building. A cruel joke. You can hardly make it out behind the trees, and what you can see of it is obscured by shadows. Chris, if you're still out there, I promise I will go back when the leaves have fallen and the sky is gray and I will get you a good picture.

Mary Sargent © 2009 ………………….. click to enlarge

Here's the doorway to No. 9.

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1 comment:

Tom said...

Do you have any of the clams and chorizo dish left. Sounds great - you could ship it to me.