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Monday, October 10, 2011

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Day 141 ~ What Is It?

Shopping today with Leyla for a snack, these are some of the images I shot...

Gourmet Garage, West Village, NYC

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Day 140 ~ World Trade Center

I remember watching the World Trade Center crashing and crumbling to the ground from my 12th floor terrace that overlooked the whole city. The plume of smoke could be seen from as far back as Roosevelt Island. I fell to my knees and started to cry because I knew the extent of just how many people worked in those buildings, as I also worked at WTC at certain points of my career. The eerie quiet that ensued the days after were surreal. No hum from the FDR traffic that we are all used to here, on Roosevelt Island was frightening. Jets overhead were the only sounds heard. The silence was humbling and deafening at the same time...

World Trade Center, shot from the Millennium Hotel 
probably in 1989 with "film"

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Day 137 ~ Rain Reflectivity

Hot and sunny right now - but ....we have been having SOME rain!

Roosevelt Island, NYC

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Day 136 ~ Moving?

On my way home on Monday, Labor Day - I came upon this absolutely cool truck parked on Main Street and had to take some pictures. We normally don't see this kind of vehicle on Roosevelt Island, and I was curious about it. As I walked around it, shooting some pictures, I was surprised that the driver was inside. He was happily watching me shoot - proud that someone was admiring the work!

I found out that the truck belongs to Veteran Movers NYC  and that the owners, a band of brothers who recently served overseas for the Marines, decided to band together again in a business venture in Brooklyn.  Hence, Veteran Movers NYC, was born. Check out their truck and if you need anything moved - I bet these guys are da bomb!


Roosevelt Island, NY
Veteran Movers NYC

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Day 133 ~ View from a Window

Day 132 ~ Margaritaville Collaboration

After a long day of working, my friend Al Lupiani and I stopped off at a great Mexican spot in Greenpoint, Brooklyn  Vamos Al Tequila for some beautiful and delicious margaritas...having fun with the camera - here are the results:

Two pictures by Olya Turcihin 

Two pictures by Alan Lupiani 

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Day 126 ~ Post Irene Reflection

Left over raindrops
Wind, lightning
Old, earthy trees that didn't make it
A hurricane that brought
excitement and relief

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Day 121 ~ City Reflections

Window on Roosevelt Island
Window on Manhattan Avenue, Greenpoint Brooklyn

Day 120 ~ Door/Window Study

 Have been passing these doors for days...
Shmushed ... it screams for attention
And, it got mine today

 On Freeman Street, Greenpoint Brooklyn

Loft Building Interior, Greenpoint Brooklyn