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Saturday, October 18, 2008

PhotoHunt: Family

An uncle and I wandered from Manhattan to Brooklyn last summer by taking a leisurely stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge. We were not really planning to walk its entire length- into the next borough- but the call of this magnificent structure was just too hard to resist. Several dozen of photo-ops later, we were on the other side of the bridge. I don't why but stepping onto Brooklyn soil for the first time made me feel somehow like fish out of water.

But then, as we turned a corner, there was someone who seemed similarly lost as well.

A pioneer lady driving her wagon suddenly burst in the shadow of the bridge. Her team's presence felt surreal- but New York is simply full of surprises.

But as we went around her wagon, we saw that she wasn't traveling alone. She was with her two kids, who were either bored from the long trip or they just had an interesting way of expressing love for each other.

This scene looks awfully familiar hahaha Family members... Can't live with them, can't live without them =]

This installation is Tom Otterness's 2004 LARGE COVERED WAGON, made from bronze, measuring 85 x 185 x 48 inches. On display courtesy of the Marlborough Gallery, New York. It is on view from April 2008 to January 2009.

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13 Comments:

Blogger Napaboaniya said...

You're right! Can't live with them, can't live without them!! :)

Saturday, October 18, 2008 10:20:00 AM  
Blogger TiOheM said...

I agree. Can't live with them, can't live without them!

Saturday, October 18, 2008 2:07:00 PM  
OpenID shutterhappenings said...

Hahahahaha.... that's what makes family really unique... and ours. =)

My entries are posted here and here. Hope you can stop by. Happy weekends!

Saturday, October 18, 2008 3:50:00 PM  
Blogger leslie said...

Oh wow! This is great! Love it...come on over for a visit to check out my family.

Saturday, October 18, 2008 3:58:00 PM  
Blogger Shinade said...

This is a very clever take on the theme. I love it.

Mine is up too.

http://shinade.blogspot.com/2008/10/photohunt-family.html

Happy week end:-)

Saturday, October 18, 2008 5:28:00 PM  
Blogger momgen said...

Oh that is unique take for the theme...TC

Mine is up also

Saturday, October 18, 2008 7:27:00 PM  
Blogger inyang said...

these are really cute!

Saturday, October 18, 2008 7:38:00 PM  
OpenID shutterhappenings said...

Ian -- the Christmas Tree ornaments I did by myself using cardboards, scrapbook papers, ribbon, and mini brads that held the pictures and the ribbons.

Saturday, October 18, 2008 8:08:00 PM  
Blogger Mrs Mecomber said...

Oh my gosh, that is HILARIOUS! Great job for today.

I have some very vintage photos up for my Photo Hunt today! I hope you can get a chance to see and leave your link.
http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-family/

Sunday, October 19, 2008 4:36:00 AM  
Blogger ian said...

thanks for visiting, everyone! your pics are fantabulous as well =] see you all soon!

Sunday, October 19, 2008 8:53:00 AM  
Blogger ness said...

hi do ian,

would like to invite you to join the next the blog rounds edition. details over here:

http://atrandomness.blogspot.com/2008/10/mishmush.html

thanks!

Sunday, October 19, 2008 1:37:00 PM  
Blogger Baker Watson said...

Do things ever change? You can almost imagine the mother's voice. "Stop it now! If I have to stop this wagon you are both going to be in a LOT of trouble! I'll make you both get out and walk."

Baker
(Thanks for stopping by and the kind comments earlier)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 12:57:00 AM  
OpenID missigorota said...

aha..another NY location to add to my travel list! :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 1:18:00 AM  

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