November 21, 2007

I meant to post this before I got on the plane in NYC.

It's a NY fall picture. I'm not sure if this is beautiful or upsetting:

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11 comments:

George said...

I'll gie it to a bonie lad....

Chip Ahoy said...

definitely beautiful.

P. Rich said...

"Contrary juxtaposition" comes to mind.

Trooper York said...

That's the secret location of the vortex of solitude where the super law blogger rests and recharges her batteries before going off to fight crime and struggle for truth, justice and the American Way.

Daryl said...

Hmmm . . . a triangular bush at the base of a giant phallic symbol.

Nope, I'm not gonna touch this one, not with a 10-foot pole.

titusbk said...

Darling it's beautiful. It is commerce, the free market and hello Gucci. Although since Tom Ford left Gucci has tumbled drastically.

amba said...

It's beautiful. Artifice in shameless competition with and appropriation of nature. If they can put stars in filing cabinets, why not trees?

Christy said...

Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.


You page opens with the delightfully fun top 2/3 of the photo. When all is revealed, however, the juxtaposition screams "inauthentic!" Upsetting is just the right word. The changing color emphasizes that here is nature captured and made hostage for man's pleasure.


That building, with that landscaping, set in a great park would have worked for me. A monument, erected by man, wrested out of and paying homage to nature is somehow true and good. This building, grounded in the commercial, only pretends to pay homage and is instead a great evil. It's never nice to patronize nature.

But don't mind me, for I am confused and find great beauty in transmission towers.

Dave F said...

I am a capitalist and so find both Gucci and Trump beautiful.

The trees? Well, they have those elsewhere, in places that are not Manhattan. Rather pedestrian, no?

Galvanized said...

The trees are beautiful, and the advertising seems to match beautifully, although it seems to work against itself. But I like it. It would be almost complementary to put billboards around Central Park. LOL

By the way, have I missed any colorful autumnal Central Park pictures? I'm sure that you've taken some by now with all shades and hues of tree leaves. I'll bet it's lovely right now!

wiley fowler said...

In Rome three years ago, I saw the Spanish Stair for the first time with a massive Sisley ad with a purple poodle hanging above it. Interesting and unsettling. The phenomenon is upon us.