“You won't get a wild heroic ride to heaven on pretty little sounds.”– George Ives
One of my favorite places. Particularly in storm, when you can become lost and absorbed in wind and wave. It is where I spent my childhood, at one of these wells of a worlds end.Pleasing image.
Thanks. It was a misty morning. But you can still see glimpses of Manhattan's West side across the water.
Yes on a boring non art note the glimpses, hint at the wider network to me, although I have no sense of the local terrain other than the image. My experience is rural,tiny fishing community but they are all perched on the cliffs, that drop into the sea, away from arable working farm land, they are at the worlds end, or the end of a cultural zone, next stop Scandinavia or America. Read today of calls for London to become an independent city state as it produces all the wealth internally and subsidizes the rest of the U.K.Very odd vision of what such an organic network as a city is I think.
The Empires State Building, for example, is over there. Here's a picture I took at roughly the same time (within an hour) and roughly the same place, but different angle:http://www.flickr.com/photos/stc4blues/5646801270/
Can now move in it. Nice!Thanks
Again, roughly same day and time, but a couple hundred yards away, and inland looking along a street Eastward toward the river:http://www.flickr.com/photos/stc4blues/5646237025/
Vast. I lived now on the east. But a lot spent on the west. Hot me first in Bristol (were I trained) How everything was shaped by these forms of movement, larger one slaves, sugar,tobacco, coffee, chocolate. Seeps into the fabric the street names, decaying industrial buildings, cultural mix. But where I lived was just a giant complex of tobacco factors, warehouses and streets to funnel the mass of works (huge numbers through a small area). At its height a giant hive moving to the clock. Was only the ghosts and streets left and buildings transformed into a balloon works (this hub long concerned with engineering,speeding the network, boats, planes, trains, bridges).Parts I study and a distinct strand of very Scottish thought that developed in the enlightenment here, the concern has always been how to deal with that oncoming vast and consuming movement, its impact on culture. Philosophy and subject shaped over time by living in this environment. Drawn from life, observation and the traditional cultural perspectives on society.