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February 6, 2009

Photo of the Day: Under the Red Light

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Midtown, NYC. 2009.

Hot Soup on a Cold Day

Pho

With the crap weather we've had lately, this big bowl of Pho hit the spot yesterday for lunch. I've mentioned the soup at Pho 32 before. This was my usual, the #4 with slices of brisket, tripe and tendon on top of a pile of noodles in a deeply beefy broth. All for $8.

February 5, 2009

Photo of the Day: BART Corridor

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Powell Street Station, BART, San Francisco. 2009

February 4, 2009

Photo of the Day: Bump

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Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. 2009.

February 3, 2009

Photo of the Day: The Secret

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CUNY Graduate Center, Midtown, NYC. 2009.

January 29, 2009

Photo of the Day: Snow Pig

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Aspen, CO. 2009.

Have I mentioned that I'm sick of winter?

January 28, 2009

Photo of the Day: Brownstone Blizzard

Brownstone Blizzard
Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. 2003

I've returned to the Better Borough from Aspen just to find snow, sleet and freezing rain in the forecast, just hours away.

I'm so sick of Winter.

January 27, 2009

Photo of the Day: Classic Snow

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Aspen. 2009.

I like the way this shot came out. It reminds me of an old film photo. I was fiddling with the shutter speed, making it faster so I could get more definition. In the end, I only ended up getting darker images but at least here it worked out.

January 26, 2009

Photo of the Day: Hearth

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The Wine Spot, Aspen. 2009.

I will say this about Aspen, they have plenty of fireplaces available. It's one of those things I don't come by very often, but enjoy a great deal. There are few things more comforting on a cold night than sitting by a fire and drinking a glass of wine.

January 25, 2009

Photo of the Day: Snowfall

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Rubey Park, Aspen. 2009.

January 24, 2009

Photo of the Day: Walking the Dog

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Downtown Aspen, CO. 2009.

January 23, 2009

Photo of the Day: Art or Something Like It

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Downtown Aspen, CO. 2009.

I've mentioned that Downtown Aspen is heavily populated with Furriers and Art Galleries before. What I didn't mention was that many of these galleries draw in their customers with symbols of their rustic surroundings. More than one place is guarded by life-size statues of Grizzly Bears and other animals including this humble foal.

Perhaps this is just a limitation of my citified imagination, but I can't fathom an appropriate place in any home for statues of wildlife.

January 22, 2009

Photo of the Day: Elk Building

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Downtown Aspen, CO. 2009.

January 20, 2009

Photo of the Day: History

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Today's the big day.

January 19, 2009

Photo of the Day: Sushi Chefs

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Blue Ribbon Sushi, NYC. 2008.

January 17, 2009

Photo of the Day: Navigating


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Left Bank, Paris. 2008.

January 16, 2009

Photo of the Day: Reverence


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Kind mit Pudein (Baby With Poodles)
Katharina Fritsch
SFMOMA, San Francisco. 2009.

January 15, 2009

Photo of the Day: Toothpicks

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Blonde's Bar, The Mission, San Francisco. 2009.

January 14, 2009

Photo of the Day: Going Up

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16th Street BART Station, The Mission, San Francisco. 2009.

December 5, 2008

Photo of the Day: Noel


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Store Window. Paris. 2008.

December 4, 2008

Photo of the Day: Pont


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Paris. 2008.

September 20, 2008

Photo of the Day: Barber Shop


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Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. 2008.

September 18, 2008

Photo of the Day: Break Time 3


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Greenwich Village, NYC. 2008.

September 17, 2008

Photo of the Day: Okay


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San Francisco. 2008

September 16, 2008

Photo of the Day: Snow on the Champs Elysee


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Paris, France. 2003.

As we're getting ready for our honeymoon in Paris, my first visit comes to mind. My sister and I arrived in Paris after a balmy New Year's in Barcelona. Our arrival in Paris immediately preceded the biggest snowstorm the city had seen in ages. We knew the weather was going to be cooler, but this was completely unexpected.

The weather this fall should be significantly more moderate (I hope!)

September 15, 2008

Photo of the Day: Superman


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Moto X World Championships, San Diego, California. 2008

September 13, 2008

Photo of the Day: Octopi


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Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo, Japan. 2007.

September 12, 2008

Photo of the Day: Chicken Heads


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Ferry Building Farmers Market, San Francisco. 2008

September 10, 2008

Photo of the Day: Heirloom


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Ferry Building Farmers Market, San Francisco. 2008.

September 9, 2008

Photo of the Day: The Phantom DJ of the West


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Skylark Lounge. The Mission, San Francisco. 2008.

September 8, 2008

Photo of the Day: Morose


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Elbo Room. The Mission, San Francisco. 2008.

Despite the tone of the photo, the vibe at this bar on a Thursday night was lively and fun. I hung out here for a round as I was waiting to meet up with ToJ to pick Guy up from the airport. I had passed it before but never went in. I'd go back with a group of friends.

September 7, 2008

Photo of the Day: The Fight


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Upper Haight, San Francisco. 2008.

I saved the best for last. Guy, ToJ and I were waiting for a seat at Magnolia in the Upper Haight. While we waited, this woman, who was clearly high on something, yelled, threatened, strutted and flailed about. She was screaming til hoarse at this guy who did little more than follow her as she paced and harangued.

We had to feel pretty bad for this guy. During all this, his dog apparently in heat, hopped up on hind legs and repeatedly humped his leg.

Now that's a pretty bad day.

September 6, 2008

Photo of the Day: Taco Time


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La Taqueria, The Mission, San Francisco. 2008

September 5, 2008

Photo of the Day: Sweep


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The Mission, San Francisco. 2008.

September 4, 2008

Photo of the Day: Twirl


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Upper Haight, San Francisco. 2008.

September 3, 2008

Photo of the Day: Into the Light


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Financial District, San Francisco. 2008.

September 2, 2008

Photo of the Day: Practice


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Taqueria Cancun, The Mission, San Francisco. 2008

Last week, I did a lot of interesting people-watching in San Francisco, which I enjoyed immensely. This week, I'll be posting photos of the people I saw there.
Enjoy!
::c::

August 19, 2008

Photo of the Day: Over the Edge


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Summer X Games 2008. Los Angeles, CA. 2008.


I'll be taking a brief hiatus from the blog. Next week this time I'll be in San Francisco, exploring and such. When I return, expect more SF food, Graffiti and all of that.

See you in a bit.
::c::

August 18, 2008

Photo of the Day: To Get to the Other Side


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Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles. 2008

August 17, 2008

Photo of the Day: Hanging Lanterns


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Village Yokocho (Izakaya attached to Angel Share), East Village, NYC. 2007.

August 15, 2008

Photo of the Day: Beer Ticket


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Happy Hour at Moe's, Fort Greene, Brooklyn. 2008.

August 14, 2008

Photo of the Day: Tsukiji Scallops


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Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo, Japan. 2007.

August 13, 2008

Photo of the Day: Round Two


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Spring Lounge, SoHo, NYC. 2008.

August 12, 2008

Photo of the Day: Brownstone Brooklyn


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Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. 2008.

August 11, 2008

Photo of the Day: Seventy One


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Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. 2008.

August 10, 2008

Photo of the Day: The Mirrors of Houston Street


Houston Street, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

East Houston, NYC. 2005.

August 9, 2008

Photo of the Day: Teardrops


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Luna Park, Los Angeles. 2008.

(Whoops, didn't realize I already had a POTD today. Consider this a bonus.)

Photo of the Day: Smoking in the Rain


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Moe's, Fort Greene, Brooklyn. 2008.

The rain was coming down in torrents, lightning was flashing and thunder rumbled... yet these guys had to have a smoke.

Smokes actually. A couple of them went out 5 times to light up while I sat there. It was amazing. One of them spent most of his time between smokes rolling his next one.

August 8, 2008

Photo of the Day: Kick


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X Games 14, Los Angeles. 2008.

August 7, 2008

Photo of the Day: Next


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Summer X Games 2008. Los Angeles. 2008

August 6, 2008

Photo of the Day: Bike Flip


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BMX Street, LA Live, Downtown, Los Angeles. 2008

August 4, 2008

Photo of the Day: Walking into the Sunset


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Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. 2008.

Yes, some people do walk out here. Mostly to their cars...

August 3, 2008

LA Signs: Vermont Plaza


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Koreatown, Downtown, Los Angeles. 2008.

August 2, 2008

Photo of the Day: Garbage Train


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West 4th Street Station, Greenwich Village, NYC. 2008.

August 1, 2008

Photo of the Day: Gathered


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Moto X World Championships, San Diego, California. 2008.

July 30, 2008

Photo of the Day: Atocha


Atocha Station, Madrid, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Madrid, Spain. 2003.

Atocha station has an interesting significance in my memory. My sister and I stayed a couple blocks away from Atocha station when we were in Madrid on our Euro-Trip. It's a big beautiful station and strikingly, it houses a climate controlled rain forest in the remnants of the original station.

It was one of the landmarks that we both remembered very clearly. A little over a year later, it was at the center of the March 11th bombings. It was jarring. One of the great benefits of traveling, as far as I'm concerned, is that it tangibly connects us to places we might otherwise only see or hear about abstractly on television or in movies. The flip side of that is that when someone happens to try to blow it up, it hits closer to home.

July 29, 2008

Photo of the Day: Woolworth's


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Bed Stuy, Brooklyn. 2006.

July 28, 2008

Photo of the Day: Twilight on Atlantic Ave


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Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. 2008

July 27, 2008

Photo of the Day: A Fly on the Wall


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The Red Lion, Greenwich Village, NYC. 2006.

July 26, 2008

Photo of the Day: Gloom


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Floyd NY, Brooklyn, NY.

July 25, 2008

Photo of the Day: Candy & Cigars


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July 23, 2008

Photo of the Day: Mister Softee: snitch


Mister Softee: snitch, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Columbus Circle, NYC. 2006.

July 22, 2008

Photo of the Day: Break Time 2


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San Francisco, CA. 2003.

July 21, 2008

Photo of the Day: Gutted Streetcar


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Red Hook, Brooklyn. 2006.

July 20, 2008

Photo of the Day: Bars (Windows, not Booze)


Bars (Windows, not Booze), originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Harlem, NYC. 2006.

July 19, 2008

Photo of the Day: Water on the Brain


Water on the Brain, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. 2006.

July 18, 2008

Photo of the Day: Vertigo


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UWS, NYC. 2008.

July 17, 2008

Photo of the Day: Gimmie Shelter


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Downtown Hartford. 2006.

July 16, 2008

Photo of the Day: Eagle Clothes


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Gowanus, Brooklyn. 2006.

July 15, 2008

Photo of the Day: Glow


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Barcade, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 2006.

July 14, 2008

Photo of the Day: Gun Hill Fence


Gun Hill Fence, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Midtown, NYC. 2006.

July 12, 2008

Photo of the Day: The Mark


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Gramercy, NYC. 2006.

July 11, 2008

Photo of the Day: Beater


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Upper East Side, NYC. 2006.

July 10, 2008

Photo of the Day: The Walls Have Eyes


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Murakami Exhibit, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn. 2008.

July 9, 2008

Photo of the Day: Just Another Angel on the IRT


Just another angel on the IRT, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Grand Army Plaza, Park Slope, Brooklyn. 2006.

July 8, 2008

Photo of the Day: Farmers Market Truck


Farmer's Market Truck, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Prospect Park Farmers Market, Brooklyn. 2006.

July 7, 2008

Photo of the Day: Blue Sunset


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Fort Greene, Brooklyn. 2006.

July 6, 2008

Photo of the Day: The High Life


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NoHo, NYC. 2006.

July 2, 2008

Photo of the Day: Soul Bar


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Las Cañitas, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2006.

I can't remember if we just stumbled upon Soul Bar or if we saw it in a guidebook. Either way, we had a great time here, sitting for hours listening to American soul music and snacking while Tammi tried the various cocktails and I worked my way through the local Malbecs they stocked.

July 1, 2008

Photo of the Day: Santa Claus has a Posse


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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. 2003.

June 30, 2008

Photo of the Day: Beer Goggle


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Blondie's Bar & No Grill, The Mission, San Francisco. 2008.

June 29, 2008

Photo of the Day: The Bike Man


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Tammi's friend Clarence is a bike activist who shoots online videos about bicycling in the city. He's the one who did the video on bicycle security I mentioned a while back.

As far as I know, he's also the only person I know with a wikipedia entry. Street Films the organization he works for, promotes safer streets for bicyclists and pedestrians. A couple weeks ago, they filmed the Transportation Alternatives' Commuter Challenge, a race between a driver, a bicyclist and a straphanger. to Union Square.

June 26, 2008

Photo of the Day: Act-O-Matic


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My hotel room, CT. 2008.

June 25, 2008

Photo of the Day: STOP


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Atlanta, GA. 2008.

I'm not really sure who this sign is for. This rather small sign was posted on the Bus Stop sign about 5 feet in from the curb. On a hill. In the grass.

June 24, 2008

Photo of the Day: Candles and Coasters


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Blind Tiger Ale House, West Village, NYC. 2008. ::c::

June 23, 2008

Photo of the Day: The Gallows


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Chinatown, NYC. 2008.

June 22, 2008

Photo of the Day: Lock Down


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NYC. 2008.

June 21, 2008

Photo of the Day: Purple Blossoms


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Colonia, Uruguay. 2006.

June 20, 2008

Photo of the Day: Seaside


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San Juan, Puerto Rico. 2008.

June 19, 2008

Photo of the Day: Incoming!


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Red Hook Ball Fields, Brooklyn. 2007.

June 18, 2008

Photo of the Day: Paper Lanterns


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Superfine, DUMBO. 2007.

June 17, 2008

Photo of the Day: Raw


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Imahan Restaurant. Shinjuku, Tokyo. 2007.

The restaurant is also known for its beef sashimi, but this plate of beef was bound for the Shabu Shabu pot. I did try beef sashimi while in Japan and loved it. I have no expectations of converting anyone, so I'll leave it at that. If you are prone to consider trying such things, go for it, you'll probably enjoy it or at least find it really interesting. If not, no amount of description is going to help.

June 16, 2008

Photo of the Day: Sittin Back


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Archeology Museum, Chapultapec Park, Mexico City. 2007.

June 15, 2008

Photo of the Day: Sue the T-Rex


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Natural History Museum, Chicago. 2006.

June 14, 2008

Photo of the Day: Crates


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Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2006.

June 13, 2008

Photo of the Day: Back to Back


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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC. 2008.

June 12, 2008

Photo of the Day: Hands


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For whatever reason, my latest photo fascination is 'hands' I've been shooting them more lately.... These belong to Rani.

June 11, 2008

Photo of the Day: Contemplation


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Spring Lounge, SoHo. 2008

June 10, 2008

Photo of the Day: BYOB


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Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 2008.

June 9, 2008

Photo of the Day: The Lineup


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I really want to make some dumb Sex and the City joke, but I'm drawing a blank.

Houston Street, NYC. 2008.

June 8, 2008

Photo of the Day: Melting


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Mé Bar, Koreatown, NYC. 2008.

Based on the weather reports, Tammi and I got out of town just in time to miss the heat wave that was set to hit New York. It's certainly not much cooler down here in Atlanta, but the AC is blasting wherever you go, so you only ever feel it briefly.

And we're heading to San Francisco this morning where we may actually be pining for temperatures over 70 degrees.
::c::

June 7, 2008

Photo of the Day: "No, I'm not doing anything important. I can talk..."


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Fulton Landing, Brooklyn. 2006.

Today's photo is wedding themed, as Tammi and I are down here in Atlanta for my cousin Demetria's wedding this afternoon. It's our first wedding since getting engaged, which I'm sure will change our perspective considerably.


June 6, 2008

Photo of the Day: Geisha on the Move


Geisha on the Move, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Ponto Cho, Kyoto, Japan. 2007.

June 5, 2008

Photo of the Day: The Phantom DJ


The Phantom DJ, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

DJ Jon Oliver at Madame X, NYC. 2007.

June 4, 2008

Photo of the Day: Tourists & Locals


Tourists, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Times Square, NYC. 2006.

June 3, 2008

Photo of the Day: Break Time


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Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago, IL. 2006.

June 2, 2008

Photo of the Day: Yarn & Whiskey


Yarn & Whiskey, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

A girl's best friends.

The Red Lion, Greenwich Village, NYC. 2008.

June 1, 2008

Photo of the Day: Cobblestones


IMG_0063, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2006.

May 31, 2008

Photo of the Day: Yellow Swings


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Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2006.

May 30, 2008

Photo of the Day: Xochimilco's Waters


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Xochimilco, Mexico City. 2007.

May 29, 2008

Photo of the Day: IDEAL


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Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2006.

May 27, 2008

Photo of the Day: Who Watches the Watcher?


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A minute or two after I took this picture, the kid came up to me and showed me a picture of myself that he took while I was shooting. Street Photography starts early. Nurture it.

May 26, 2008

Photo of the Day: In the Yard


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East New York Train yard, Brooklyn. 2007.

May 25, 2008

Graffiti of the Day: Taco Fever


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More an advertisement than graffiti, but I'll cut it some slack because it's about tacos. mmm....tacos.

Broadway, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 2007.

May 22, 2008

Photo of the Day: Maui Hills


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Lahaina, Maui. 2005.

May 21, 2008

Photo of the Day: Mt Hood


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Oregon, 2004.

May 20, 2008

Photo of the Day: Keep Off


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Governor's Island, New York. 2007

May 19, 2008

Photo of the Day: I know Kung Fu


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Greenpoint, Brooklyn. 2007.

May 18, 2008

Graffiti of the Day: Dunk


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Alphabet City, NYC. 2008.

Photo of the Day: Fork in the Road


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San Juan, Puerto Rico. 2008.

May 17, 2008

Photo of the Day: Branch


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San Juan, Puerto Rico. 2008

May 16, 2008

Photo of the Day: Flock


IMG_6858, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Plaza de Armas, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 2008.

May 15, 2008

Photo of the Day: Men of the Cloth


IMG_6914 - Version 2, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. 2008.

May 14, 2008

Photo of the Day: Pelicans on the Hunt


IMG_6993 - Version 2, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

San Juan, Puerto Rico. 2008.

May 13, 2008

Photo of the Day: Ring Around the Fountain


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Conservatory Garden, Central Park, NYC. 2007.

May 12, 2008

Photo of the Day: Skeptical


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Rani tends bar at Madame X when Jon DJs there. She often puts up with my incessant shooting at the bar, which I appreciate greatly.


May 11, 2008

Photo of the Day: Fixated


IMG_9359, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Macari Estate Vineyards, North Fork, Long Island. 2008.

May 10, 2008

Photo of the Day: Feeling the Music


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This is Sauniel, a friend of Jon's from high school. I met her at Madame X a few weeks back.

May 9, 2008

Photo of the Day: Extreme Proselytizing


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Winter X Games, Aspen, CO. 2008.

May 8, 2008

Photo of the Day: Dorla, Eclipsed


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Barcade, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 2008. ::c::

May 7, 2008

Photo of the Day: Fill 'er Up


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Sheila kicks ass. She's studying photojournalism at ICP, but has already gotten her work published in The New Yorker and the New York Times.


The Dove, Greenwich Village, NYC. 2008.

May 6, 2008

Photo of the Day: FUBAR


IMG_1863, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

I've known Henrietta since she was a bartender at Black Star, years ago. Now she is one of the folks running the show at Dove. I took this shot of her a month or two ago. I was rather drunk and stopped in after coming from a party. I love shots where people are in the dark lit by a single electronic screen. This shot in particular, is great because of her expression. I had no idea at the time, but apparently, she got called in in late saturda night while she was out at a party in Brooklyn because suddenly _all_ of the computers went down. I'd be pretty pissed too...


Dove, Greenwich Vilage, NYC. 2008.

May 5, 2008

Photo of the Day: Up Close


IMG_3006, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Anthropology Museum, Chapultapec Park, Mexico City. 2007.

May 4, 2008

Photo of the Day: Coney Island Demon


IMG_2206, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Coney Island, Brooklyn. 2007.

May 3, 2008

Photo of the Day: Brooklyn EIPA


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Madame X, Greenwich Village, NYC. 2008.

May 2, 2008

Photo of the Day: Owls


IMG_3029, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Kyoto, Japan. 2007.

May 1, 2008

Photo of the Day: A Culture of Violence


IMG_6899 - Version 2, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Atlantic Antic, Brooklyn. 2007. ::c::

April 30, 2008

Photo of the Day: Decibel by Candlelight


IMG_1281, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Decibel Sake Bar, East Village, NYC. 2008. ::c::

April 29, 2008

Photo of the Day: The Long Shot


IMG_5243, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

This was one of a group of Missionaries we came across when we went out to see the pyramids. We talked to them briefly after climbing up the smaller pyramid. The conversation was pretty funny. When we told them that we were from New York, one of the guys was blown away. "Oh, wow! New York! Wow! I've never been anywhere like that. New York!"

Of course, I pretty much had the same reaction when I heard they were Missionaries from Utah...

Teotihuacan, Mexico City, Mexico. 2007.

April 28, 2008

Photo of the Day: Superior


IMG_1971, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Chelsea/FlatIron border, NYC. 2008 ::c::

April 27, 2008

Photo of the Day: La Négresse


IMG_7350, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Several years ago, when I first saw this piece, I was transfixed. Mostly by the intensity in her eyes, but also by the clear African characteristics of her face. That's something you don't often see in museum art.


Later, I was struck with deja vu while standing in a huge open hall at the Musee d'Orsay in Paris. "Fountain of the Four Parts of the Earth" by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux depicts this woman, along with four other representatives of the peoples of the world, holding up the globe. It took me 10 minutes of racking my brain to understand why I recognized her.

It wasn't until my recent visit to the Met that I finally understood her expression. According to the caption, the bust is captioned, "Why Born a Slave?"

April 26, 2008

Photo of the Day: Breeze


Bicycles, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

I may be getting a bike tomorrow. This will make Tammi very happy. I'm just hoping to avoid injury. Wish me luck.

April 25, 2008

Photo of the Day: Spring is Here


IMG_4315, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Garibaldi Statue, Washington Square Park, NYC. 2008. ::c::

April 24, 2008

Photo of the Day: Hot Stuff!


IMG_3963, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Habana Outpost, Fort Greene, Brooklyn. 2008. Yeh, it's been a while... ::c::

March 17, 2008

Photo of the Day: St. Paddy's Day


IMG_3997, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

St. Patrick's Day Parade, NYC. 2007. ::c::

March 5, 2008

Photo of the Day: Spice Rack


IMG_8712, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Kalustyan's has one of the best spice selections in New York. I love to go there and just find something I've never cooked with before to take home and play with. ::c::

Kalustyan's
123 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10016

March 4, 2008

Photo of the Day: Smile!


IMG_8758, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Times Square, NYC. 2008.

February 29, 2008

Photo of the Day: The F train


The F train, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Coney Island, Brooklyn. 2006.
::c::

February 28, 2008

Photo of the Day: Pious


IMG_7696, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Museo Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2006.
::c::

February 27, 2008

Photo of the Day: Captain Polonia


Captain Polonia, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Polish Parade, Fifth Avenue, NYC. 2007.
::c::

February 26, 2008

Photo of the Day: Credit


IMG_4861, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Downtown Brooklyn. 2007.
::c::

February 25, 2008

Photo of the Day: Pizza Man


IMG_3079, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

SoHo, NYC. 2007.
::c::

February 24, 2008

Photo of the Day: Sunflowers


IMG_3883, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Stonehome Wine Bar, Fort Greene, Brooklyn. 2007.
::c::

February 23, 2008

Photo of the Day: Snow Storm


IMG_6630 - Version 2, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Sixth Avenue, Greenwich Village, NYC.

February 22, 2008

Photo of the Day: Central Park Arches


IMG_7542, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

February 20, 2008

Photo of the Day: Decay


IMG_6308, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

8th Street, Greenwich Village, NYC. 2008. ::c::

February 19, 2008

Photo of the Day: Meat-Packing


IMG_7722, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Meat-Packing District, NYC. 2008.

February 16, 2008

Photo of the Day: Water Taxi


Water Taxi, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Apologies for the pun. NYC. 2008.

February 15, 2008

Photo of the Day: Liberties


IMG_6048, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

February 14, 2008

Photo of the Day: My Valentine


IMG_6485, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

I dedicate today's photo to my future wife, the beautiful Tammi. I love you, Baby. ::c::

February 13, 2008

Photo of the Day: More Feral Copy Editors


More Feral Copy Editors, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

San Francisco, CA. 2005.
More Copy Editors Gone Wild. ::c::

February 12, 2008

Photo of the Day: The Met


IMG_4069, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, UES, NYC.
::c::

February 11, 2008

Photo of the Day: Anticipation


IMG_1761 - Version 2, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Coney Island, Brooklyn. 2007.
::c::

February 10, 2008

Photo of the Day: Unlit


IMG_0779 - Version 2, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

DUMBO, Brooklyn. 2007.
::c::

February 9, 2008

Photo of the Day: Shiny


IMG_6755, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

The Stoned Crow, Greenwich Village, NYC. 2007.
::c::

February 8, 2008

Photo of the Day: Preoccupied


IMG_3114, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Kyoto, Japan. 2007.
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February 7, 2008

Photo of the Day: Alley-oop!


IMG_1431, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Red Lion, Greenwich Village, NYC. 2007.
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February 6, 2008

Photo of the Day: Go-Go


IMG_7190, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Last Exit
Atlantic Antic, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn. 2007.
::c::

February 5, 2008

Photo of the Day: Seltzer Bottles


IMG_0250, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2006.
::c::

February 4, 2008

Photo of the Day: Bourbon


IMG_5223, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Cheers.

Spike Hill, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 2008.
::c::

February 3, 2008

Photo of the Day: Kick


IMG_5355, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Red Hook Ballfields, Red Hook, Brooklyn. 2007.
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February 2, 2008

Photo of the Day: Blow


IMG_1272, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Washington Square Park, Greenwich Village, NYC. 2007.
::c::

February 1, 2008

Photo of the Day: Red Robot


IMG_0260, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

A picture within a picture. That would be Marni and her old camera.
::c::

January 31, 2008

Photo of the Day: The Dentist's Office


IMG00588.jpg, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Going to the Dentist sucks. ::c::

January 27, 2008

Photo of the Day: Into the Void

IMG_4509
IMG_4509, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Big Air Competition, Winter X Games 12, Aspen, CO. 2008.
::c::

December 28, 2007

Photo of the Day: Relaxing with the Morning Paper


Relaxing with the morning paper, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Broadway, SoHo, NYC. 2006.
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December 27, 2007

Photo of the Day: Cork it


IMG_5809, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

The Dove, Greenwich Village, NYC. 2007.

December 23, 2007

Photo of the Day: Twilight on the Williamsburg Bridge


IMG_5751, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Delancy Street, LES, NYC. 2007.
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December 22, 2007

Photo of the Day: Japanese Koi


IMG_3483, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Kyoto, Japan. June 2007.
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December 21, 2007

Photo of the Day: Stormy North Beach


IMG_7009.JPG, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

North Beach, San Francisco, CA. 2004.
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December 20, 2007

Photo of the Day: Toothbrush Holders


IMG_2527.JPG, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Union Square Holiday Market, NYC.
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December 19, 2007

Photo of the Day: Holiday Lights


IMG_2089.JPG, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Spike Hill, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 2007.
::c::

December 18, 2007

Photo of the Day: In Too Deep


IMG_4466.JPG, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Just a reminder that this terrible weather could be worse.
::c::

December 17, 2007

Photo of the Day: Prayers


IMG_4681, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Basilica Guadalupe, Mexico City. December 2007.
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December 14, 2007

Photo of the Day: Agua


IMG_3589, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Mexico City. 2007.

December 13, 2007

Photo of the Day: Scowl


IMG_3742 - Version 2, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

December 12, 2007

Photo of the Day: Pollos


IMG_4026, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Xochimilco, Mexico City, Mexico. 2007.
::c::

December 11, 2007

Photo of the Day: Surly Clown


IMG_4117, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Tourist Bus, Zocalo, Mexico City, Mexico. 2007.
::c::

November 25, 2007

Photo of the Day: Aztec Sacrifice Platform


IMG_2982, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Museum of Anthropology, Chapultapec Park, Mexico City. 2007.
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November 24, 2007

Photo of the Day: Look Into My Eyes


IMG_2712, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

This is one of many giant skulls decorating Paseo de la Reforma, presumably a 'cow parade' style exhibit celebrating the Day of the Dead earlier this month.

Mexico City, 2007.
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November 23, 2007

Photo of the Day: Schlep


IMG_3456, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Red Lion, Greenwich Village, NYC. 2007.
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November 21, 2007

Photo of the Day: The Light


IMG_2697, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Moe's, Fort Greene, Brooklyn. 2007.
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November 20, 2007

Photo of the Day: Caged


caged, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

The Wonder Wheel.
Coney Island, Brooklyn. 2007.
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November 19, 2007

Photo of the Day: Big Man, Little Dog


IMG_1579 - Version 2, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

The Red Lion, Greenwich Village, NYC. 2007.
::c::

November 18, 2007

Photo of the Day: Top of the World


Rooftop Panorama, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Today Tammi run the Philadelphia Marathon.
Good luck Babe!
::c::

November 17, 2007

Photo of the Day: Stools


IMG_0468, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

DUMBO, Brooklyn. 2007.

November 16, 2007

Photo of the Day: Flip!


IMG_9109, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Summer X Games 2007, Los Angeles, CA.

November 15, 2007

Photo of the Day: Emphasis


IMG_6681, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

The Red Lion, Greenwich Village, NYC. 2007.

November 14, 2007

Photo of the Day: The Ferry


IMG_5441, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Downtown, NYC. 2007.

November 13, 2007

Photo of the Day: What's Beef?


What's Beef?, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Kyoto, Japan. 2007.

November 12, 2007

Photo of the Day: Spanish Fountain


Spain 6 - Fountain.jpg, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Madrid, Spain. 1994.

November 11, 2007

Photo of the Day: Parilla


IMG_0862, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Palermo, Argentina. 2006.

November 10, 2007

Photo of the Day: The Gates, Skewed


IMG_1587.JPG, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

The Gates
Central Park, NYC. 2005.
::c::

November 9, 2007

Photo of the Day: Head in the Clouds


IMG_9354, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

November 8, 2007

Photo of the Day: Take the Shot


IMG_5024, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Superfine, DUMBO, Brooklyn. 2007.
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November 7, 2007

Photo of the Day: Looking Glass


IMG_6055, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Donna Da Vine, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.
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November 6, 2007

Photo of the Day: Spring In Washington Square


IMG_7300, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Washington Square Park, Greenwich Village, NYC. 2007.
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November 5, 2007

Photo of the Day: Peace on the Move


IMG_8180.JPG, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Union Square, NYC. 2004.
::c::

November 4, 2007

Photo of the Day: Clown


IMG_7903, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Habana Outpost Reopening, Fort Greene, Brooklyn. 2007.
::c::

November 3, 2007

Photo of the Day: Behind Bars


IMG_3986, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

West Indian Day Parade, Crown Heights, Brooklyn. 2007.
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November 2, 2007

Photo of the Day: Out for a Smoke, back in 5 minutes

Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. 2007.
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November 1, 2007

Photo of the Day: Wishes


IMG_1732, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Yoyogi Park, Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan. 2007.


This would be a lot more solemn if one of those boards didn't say:

"We wish for a safe journey with lots of Great sex.
May we return to find our loving Friends + Family healthy and happy."

::c::

October 31, 2007

Photo of the Day: Trick Or Treat!


IMG_8597, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Greenpoint, Brooklyn. 2007.
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October 30, 2007

Photo of the Day: Power Lines


IMG_5834, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Berkeley, CA.
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October 29, 2007

Photo of the Day: Flag Bearer


IMG_7814 - Version 2, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Polish Parade, Fifth Avenue, NYC. 2007.
::c::

October 28, 2007

Photo of the Day: Chinatown SF


IMG_1828, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Chinatown, San Francisco, CA.
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October 27, 2007

Photo of the Day: In Motion


IMG_8165, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Bleeker Street, Greenwich Village, NYC. 2007.
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October 26, 2007

Photo of the Day: Foggy Hills


IMG_8316, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

No Fall Foliage here.
Bristol, CT. Fall 2007.
::c::

October 25, 2007

Photo of the Day: Reflect


IMG_6181.JPG, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Mont Royal, Montreal, QC. 2003.
::c::

October 24, 2007

Photo of the Day: Repent


IMG_8006.JPG, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

The Gate, Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn. 2004.
::c::

October 23, 2007

Photo of the Day: God-Fearing


Out West Trip 021, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC. 2004.
::c::

October 22, 2007

Photo of the Day: The Empire Strikes Back


IMG_7276, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

I've finally gotten around to sorting through my flickr stream, along with some archives for a new batch of POTDs. Apologies for the absence for so long.

I figured I'd start with a familiar sight, my most photographed building.
::c::

June 28, 2007

Photo of the Day: Through the Drinking Glass


IMG_4805, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

June 27, 2007

Photo of the Day: Dragon Handle


IMG_3444, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Ceremonial bell, Nijo-jo, Kyoto, Japan. 2007.

Apologies for the lack of posts lately. I've been busy drinking beer and enjoying the sun.

All for research purposes, I assure you.
::c::

June 22, 2007

Photo of the Day: Tokyo Taxi


IMG_4393, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Tokyo, Japan. 2007.
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June 21, 2007

Photo of the Day: Tokyo Firefighters


IMG_1992, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Access Cover. Tokyo, Japan. 2007.
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June 20, 2007

Photo of the Day: Mount Fuji


IMG_4335, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

June 18, 2007

Photo of the Day: Shiodome Clock


IMG_2077, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Shiodome, Tokyo

Shiodome is a mall/office tower complex not far from where we stayed in Ginza. This clock was on the side of the media building. I don't know where it's from, but a dozen kids and their parents stood out in front of it for half an hour waiting to see it go off at noon. On the hour, an animatronic display went off for a couple minutes, everyone was rapt.

June 15, 2007

Photo of the Day: Rainy Kyoto


IMG_3356, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

It poured all day yesterday (Thursday), but we managed to be out and about the whole time - I got pretty soaked in the process. I'll get more Kyoto info posted soon, I hope.
::c::

June 14, 2007

Photo of the Day: The Salaryman


IMG_2086, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

The closest we've seen to the notorious salarymen of Japan. This was in Shiodome, Tokyo. He did look pretty torn up though.

June 11, 2007

Photo of the Day: Ginza Truck


, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Ginza, Tokyo, Japan. 2007.

June 10, 2007

Photo of the Day: Tokyo Flower


, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Access cover, near Tsuikiji Market.
Tokyo, Japan. 2007
::c::

June 6, 2007

Photo of the Day: Baby Revolutionaries


Baby Revolutionaries, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Atlantic Avenue, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn

I have to wonder if the City employee who named this place had any idea who Nat Turner is.

June 5, 2007

Photo of the Day: Conservatory Garden


IMG_9553, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Conservatory Garden, Central Park, NYC
::c::

June 4, 2007

Photo of the Day: Serene


IMG_2733, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn.

June 3, 2007

Photo of the Day: Precious


IMG_6029, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Habana Outpost, Fort Greene, Brooklyn
::c::

June 2, 2007

Photo of the Day: Italian Trumpeters


IMG_4007, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

San Gennaro Festival, Little Italy, NYC.
::c::

June 1, 2007

Photo of the Day: Commuting in Argentina


IMG_0936, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2006.
::c::

May 31, 2007

Photo of the Day: Candle Light


IMG_7774, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

May 30, 2007

Photo of the Day: Happy Birthday Tammi!


Rockstar, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Happy Birthday Tammi!

May 29, 2007

Photo of the Day: Coney Island Subway


IMG_5991, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

May 28, 2007

Photo of the Day: Listen


IMG_8250, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Habana Outpost, Fort Greene, Brooklyn

May 27, 2007

Photo of the Day: Watching and Waiting


IMG_8994, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Wall Street Run, New York City.
::c::

May 26, 2007

Photo of the Day: L Train Seats


IMG_5502, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

May 25, 2007

Photo of the Day: Strong as an Ox


IMG_7006, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Williamsburg, Brooklyn

May 24, 2007

Photo of the Day: ESB Details


IMG_8685.JPG, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

The Empire State Building, up close.

May 23, 2007

Photo of the Day: Twilight at The World Financial Center

WFCReflection partial.jpg

World Financial Center, Downtown. Early 90's.

May 22, 2007

Photo of the Day: Yerba Buena Reflected


IMG_0290, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Zeum, Yerba Buena Park, San Francisco, 2007.

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May 21, 2007

Photo of the Day: In the Zone


IMG_4630, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Scotland Run, Central Park, NYC. 2007.

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May 20, 2007

Photo of the Day: The Bean's Underbelly


IMG_8332, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

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May 19, 2007

Photo of the Day: Crabby


IMG_0842, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Dungeness Crab. Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco. 2007.

May 18, 2007

Photo of the Day: Lanterns


IMG_2248, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

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May 17, 2007

Photo of the Day: curly


IMG_2475, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

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May 16, 2007

Photo of the Day: 20 Year old Port


20 Year old Port, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

I first tasted port in Lisbon. After dragging my jet-lagged sister around town all day, I had one last stop. We stopped at the Solar do Vinho do Porto - Lisbon, a branch of the government organization dedicated to the promotion of port wine. The main room looked more like a living room than a bar. Apparently the word "solar" in traditional English is the "upper chamber of a medieval house," presumably similar to a parlor or sitting room. At least that's what my computer's dictionary says.

I hadn't had port before. At the time I didn't know much about wine in general. I wanted to try it because it was so specifically Portuguese. I've been a fan ever since. While in Lisbon, I picked up a bottle each of red port and white port. White port is great, but you can't find it here in the states. When done right, it has a nutty caramel flavor that's incredible. The closest thing I've gotten to a good white port is a Marsala I got from Italian Wine Merchants last year.

Outside of that, I'm 'stuck' going after 10 and 20 year old red port as I find it. I've been considering buying a 1977 for myself for my 30th birthday this year, but I haven't actually done it yet...

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May 15, 2007

Photo of the Day: Iron Giant


IMG_1431, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Embarcadero, San Francisco.


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May 14, 2007

Photo of the Day: Big Sista is Watching


IMG_0553, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Back up singer, Blackalicious. Summer X Games 13. Los Angeles, 2006.


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May 13, 2007

Photo of the Day: Drum Circle


IMG_4304, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Drum Circle, Atlantic Antic. Brooklyn, 2006.


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May 12, 2007

Photo of the Day: old couple


old couple, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

May 11, 2007

Photo of the Day: Spontaneous


IMG_4009, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

May 10, 2007

Photo of the Day: Hilarious


IMG_5437, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

May 9, 2007

Photo of the Day: Summer in the City


IMG_8150, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

May 8, 2007

Photo of the Day: The El


IMG_2774, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

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May 7, 2007

Photo of the Day: Brooklyn Twilight


Brooklyn, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

May 6, 2007

Photo of the Day: Bridges


Bridges, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

May 5, 2007

Photo of the Day: Behind the bar


IMG_2194, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Last Exit, Atlantic avenue, Brooklyn.

May 4, 2007

Photo of the Day: A Vision


IMG_0091, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

May 3, 2007

Photo of the Day: Cast Iron Lampost


Cast Iron Lampost, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Flatiron, NYC.


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May 2, 2007

Photo of the Day: Got A Light?


IMG_2906, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

May 1, 2007

Photo of the Day: May Day Rally


Rallying the Troops, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

A Year ago there were rallies across the country to bring attention to the immigrant's side of the immigration issue. This was one of my favorite images. Check out some more after the jump.

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April 30, 2007

Photo of the Day: Tea Time


Tea, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

The Orangery, Hyde Park, London. 2004.
::c::

April 29, 2007

Photo of the Day: Barcelona Boardwalk


Barcelona, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

New Year's Eve, Barcelona, Spain. 2002.


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April 28, 2007

Photo of the Day: Fireworks


IMG_4222, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

April 27, 2007

Photo of the Day: Spikes


Spikes, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

April 26, 2007

Photo of the Day: The Woolworth building, reflected

The Woolworth Building, NYC.


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April 25, 2007

Photo of the Day: The Struggle


Police, Dog, Student, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Civil Rights Memorial Park, Birmingham, Alabama. 2004.

April 24, 2007

Photo of the Day: Feeling the Music


IMG_2528, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

dba, Frenchman Street, New Orleans. 2005.

April 23, 2007

Photo of the Day: Lights


IMG_7857 - Version 2, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Sanitation Depot, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 2006.

April 22, 2007

Photo of the Day: A Foggy Night in Williamsburg


Brooklyn, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

After last year's Good Friday feast at Peter Luger.
::c::

April 21, 2007

Photo of the Day: Ominous


IMG_4314, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

New York City, 2007


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April 20, 2007

Photo of the Day: Cashing Out


Cashing Out, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Madame X, NYC.
::c::


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April 19, 2007

Photo of the Day: Skate Practice


In the park, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Central Park, NYC.

April 18, 2007

Photo of the Day: Lost in the crowd


Lost in the crowd, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Times Square, NYC.


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April 17, 2007

Photo of the Day: Ghost Ship


Ghost Ship, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

South Philly, 2006.

April 16, 2007

Photo of the Day: Helmets


London, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

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April 15, 2007

Photo of the Day: Bridge on the Seine


Paris, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.



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April 14, 2007

Photo of the Day: Donald behind bars


Donald behind bars, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

San Francisco. 2007.

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April 13, 2007

Photo of the Day: Sibling Rivalry


IMG_0174, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Recoleta, Buenos Aires, 2006.

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April 12, 2007

Photo of the Day: Barcelona


Barcelona, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.


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April 11, 2007

Photo of the Day: ESB Spire


IMG_5220.JPG, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.


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April 10, 2007

Photo of the Day: Mortality


IMG_7210, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.


Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2006.
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April 9, 2007

Photo of the Day: dba New Orleans


IMG_7928, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

dba, Frenchman Street, New Orleans, 2004.

I've been going to dba in New York for years. When I found out they had a sister bar in New Orleans, I had to check it out the next time I went there.

The space is much bigger than the New York location, taking up two storefronts. The photo above is of on half of the space. To the right, there's a door to the other room which has a stage up for performances and the other side of the double bar.

The beer selection is exactly what I'd expect from dba: very extensive, and inclusive of many local beers. They get creative with the beer too. This is where I had my first "Dirty Ho," a beer cocktail mixing about 75% Hoegarden with a Framboise lambic. It's a pretty fantastic concoction, adding the fruit flavor of the lambic livens up the hoegarden, which in turn cuts the excess sweetness of the lambic.

The Frenchman Street strip of bars and restaurants sits just a few blocks outside the French Quarter, but is thankfully worlds away from the contrived excess of Bourbon Street. On my first trip to New Orleans, a friend who lived out there at the time took us to a couple of bars on Frenchman. It took me a couple trips before I could figure out how to get back there. It's a much more local scene so it totally bypasses the bead-throwing and nonsense found down the road. The strip runs about two or three blocks and it's full of music. Nearly every bar had some performance listed.

The last time I was at dba New Orleans, was two years ago. Tammi and I caught the Tony Dagradi Organ Trio performing with one of the Marsalis brothers on drums.

d.b.a.
618 Frenchman Street,
New Orleans, LA. 70116
504.942.3731

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[Updated 4.29.07. Added more info for The Bar List]

April 8, 2007

Photo of the Day: Freddie Mercury


Freddie Mercury, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

London, 2005.

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April 7, 2007

Photo of the Day: Palacio Real


Palacio Real, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Spanish Royal Palace.
Madrid, Spain, 2003.

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April 6, 2007

Photo of the Day: General Strike, Paris


IMG_5258, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Summer 2003, Paris.

Ah, Paris. The Metro shut down, cops in full force and tear gas in the air.

My second trip to Paris happened to coincide with a general strike. It was all very fascinating. Shutdowns were scheduled and announced daily. Businessmen rollerbladed and rode motorcycles to work, and traffic was jammed everywhere. Thankfully, I stayed two blocks from Place de la Concorde, so walking everywhere was pretty convenient.

This was also a month or so before the notorious heatwave that killed thousands of elderly.


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April 5, 2007

Photo of the Day: Left Bank, Paris


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April 4, 2007

Photo of the Day: A Slice of Paris


Paris, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

As seen from the Eiffel Tower, Summer 2003.
As you may have noticed, it's "April in Paris" week here at ultraclay.com, all of this week's photos of the day are going to be shots from Paris. Enjoy.
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April 3, 2007

Photo of the Day: Notre Dame


Notre Dame, Paris, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.


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April 2, 2007

Graffiti of the Day: The Mac Truck


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The Mac. The Mission, San Francisco, 2006.


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Photo of the Day: Sucre


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April 1, 2007

Photo of the Day: Recoleta Statue


IMG_7283, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2006.

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March 31, 2007

Photo of the Day: The Plunge


IMG_8308 - Version 2, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.





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March 30, 2007

Photo of the Day: Paris Beer Bar


Paris, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.


Bar la Pinte 13 Carrefour de l'Odeon, 6th arrondissement Left Bank, Paris

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March 29, 2007

Photo of the Day: 3 Bridges


Bridges, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.




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March 28, 2007

Photo of the Day: ESB at Night


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March 27, 2007

Photo of the Day: Blow


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March 26, 2007

Photo of the Day: Candlelight reflected


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March 25, 2007

Photo of the Day: Jellyfish


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March 24, 2007

Photo of the Day: Tango


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March 23, 2007

Photo of the Day: Carnival!


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March 22, 2007

Photo of the Day: Colonia Umbrellas


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March 21, 2007

Photo of the Day: Chipped Away


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March 20, 2007

Photo of the Day: ESB & Manhattan Bridge


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March 19, 2007

Photo of the Day: Watch out for bear traps


Watch out for bear traps, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

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March 18, 2007

Photo of the Day: Burger Joint


Burger Joint, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

This is Burger Joint, in the basement of the Parker Meridian. It's a great, no-frill's burger shack hidden deep in the heart of one of New York's fanciest hotels. There is absolutely nothing fancy about this place. The menu lists 5 options: Hamburger, Cheeseburger, Grilled Cheese, French Fries or a Whole Pickle. The tagline is "If you don't see it we don't have it." The fries are served in a brown paper bag and they stock one beer, Sam Adams, by the glass or pitcher.

I'm rarely up at 57th Street, so I don't get these tasty burgers nearly often enough. I think it's been 2 years since my last fix. Shake Shack opens this week, but I'm sure the lines will be ridiculous. Maybe I'll head up here next time I've got a craving. I'm sure the train ride to 57th and back would still take less time than standing in that line.

Burger Joint
118 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019

::c::

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March 17, 2007

Photo of the Day: Yiddish Advertising


IMG_1408, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

I always liked this shot. I took it last spring on a walkabout in Williamsburg. I discussed this image and a few of my others on The Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC our local NPR station last summer. It was very exciting. I listen to the show nearly every day, so actually being a guest was a great experience. This was about a year ago, when protests were erupting all over the country.

I come from a family of immigrants. So does nearly everyone else in this country to some degree. It's always been inexplicable to me the way some people can call themselves 'real' Americans and judge or exclude others because they aren't from here. The foundation of this nation has always been immigration, people have come here from everywhere for opportunities and freedom. There's always some group that somebody doesn't want here. Now it's the Mexicans, before that it was the Jews or the Irish or the Italians or the Germans. And it's always the same arguments. "They don't assimilate into our culture;" "They stay to themselves in enclaves speaking some foreign language;" "They don't have our values." It's always something.

So these signs in Williamsburg struck me. Every immigrant community has the same sort of experience. They come in and form communities for support. They bring some of the comforts of home with them, the food, the language, the music. It's normal. Yet it really pisses some people off - when some people do it.

Those trying to crack down on immigration complain about 'these people' not learning 'our language.' But I've never seen the Minutemen patrolling these enclaves, harassing these immigrants or telling the Hasidim to speak 'our language.'


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March 16, 2007

Photo of the Day: Reservoir Dogs


In the park, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

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March 15, 2007

Photo of the Day: Into the Deep


Into the Deep, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Submarine tour, Thanksgiving day 2005. Honolulu, HI

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March 14, 2007

Photo of the Day: The Manhattan Bridge


The Manhattan Bridge, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

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March 13, 2007

Photo of the Day: Banderas! Banderas!


Banderas! Banderas!, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

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March 12, 2007

Photo of the Day: Fire Door


Fire Door, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

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March 11, 2007

Photo of the Day: The F train


The F train, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

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March 10, 2007

Photo of the Day: Brooklyn Bus Stop


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March 9, 2007

Photo of the Day: Back of the 7 Train


Back of the 7 Train, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

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March 8, 2007

Photo of the Day: Poppin


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March 7, 2007

Photo of the Day: The Boxer


The Boxer, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Art Institue of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

March 6, 2007

Photo of the Day: Paris Metro


Paris, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Paris, France. 2003.

March 5, 2007

Photo of the Day: Crescent Box Water Meter


Crescent Box Water Meter, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

I noticed these the last time I went to New Orleans in the spring of 2005. I love the design. Apparently they were so popular that they kept getting stolen. No one knew where they were disappearing to until after September 11th. Once the airport rules changed, the authorities found them over and over again in tourist's luggage. I decided to go the legit way by shooting this picture. Tammi also bought a plastic cast of one for me as a souvenir from one of those cool little shop on Magazine Street.

I haven't yet made it back to NOLA since the storm, but I hope to in the next year or so.

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March 4, 2007

Photo of the Day: UN Flags


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March 3, 2007

Photo of the Day: Tourists


Tourists, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

March 2, 2007

Photo of the Day: Bottle Collector


Bottle Collector, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

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March 1, 2007

Photo of the Day: Old Astor Wines


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February 28, 2007

Photo of the Day: Antique Globes


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February 27, 2007

Photo of the Day: Paris


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Top of the Arc du Triompf, Paris. 2003.

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February 26, 2007

Photo of the Day: Lisbon Funicular


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February 25, 2007

Photo of the Day: Blind Tiger Ale House


motion, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Blind Tiger Ale House was a great bar on Hudson in the West Village. This shot was taken on its closing night a couple years back. I've been thinking of my old haunts recently. The Blind Tiger almost took the spot of my former home away from home, Black Star before it closed too.

The story of BT's closing is annoyingly familiar. The landlords got greedy asking for rent, started renovating the place to appeal to some of the boutiques a block away on Bleeker, then gave The Tiger the boot. Over a year went by, no boutiques took the bait and now it's going to be a starbucks. What a waste.

Meanwhile, Blind Tiger can't get a liquor license at its new location on a pretty lame stretch on Bleeker near 7th Ave. I haven't even made it over there yet.

::c::

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February 24, 2007

Photo of the Day: The Starting Line


The Starting Line, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Tammi's running the NYRR Al Gordon Snowflake 4-Mile this morning.

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February 23, 2007

Photo of the Day: Snowy Stoop


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February 22, 2007

Photo of the Day: God Save Brooklyn


God Save Brooklyn, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

I am back in Brooklyn after a slightly longer than planned trip to Philly. I enjoyed it, but was glad to sleep in my bed last night.

February 21, 2007

Photo of the Day: The Five Spot


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This was a bar and club in Old City that I've been to a few times. I took my sister here for her 21st birthday a couple years ago. It burned down early this month. Thankfully no one was hurt, but it's a loss for everyone.

February 20, 2007

Photo of the Day: Philadelphia


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Old City/ Society Hill, Philadelphia

February 19, 2007

Photo of the Day: Philadelphia City Hall


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I really like this building in case you couldn't tell. ::c::

February 18, 2007

Photo of the Day: Empire State Building, Autumn


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Expect many more pictures of the Empire State Building. I work near and shoot it pretty regularly. I even have a set dedicated to it on my Flickr Stream. ::c::

February 17, 2007

Photo of the Day: bicycles


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February 16, 2007

Photo of the Day: A Tip


A Tip, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

February 15, 2007

Photo of the Day: Snow!


Snow!, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Now I have an excuse to post my old snow photos.

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February 14, 2007

Photo of the Day: Lovers


Lovers, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Happy Valentine's Day!

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February 13, 2007

Photo of the Day: Transit Museum


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February 12, 2007

Photo of the Day: Balloons in Motion

Balloons in Motion

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February 11, 2007

Photo of the Day: Barcelona Graffiti


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February 10, 2007

Photo of the day: Count the Layers


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February 9, 2007

Photo of the Day: Brooklyn Bridge in the Fog


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February 8, 2007

Photo of the Day: Truck in the Mission


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February 7, 2007

Photo of the Day: W


W, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Hanson Place, Fort Greene, Brooklyn

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February 6, 2007

Photo of the Day: The 4 Express


Transit, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

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February 5, 2007

Photo of the Day: The Odd Couple


In the Parks, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

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February 4, 2007

Photo of the Day: The Marathon in BK


The Marathon in BK, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Today's photo is in honor of Tammi's first race of the year today. I'd be out there, but I'm sick and it's not getting any warmer than 20 degrees. Next time.

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February 3, 2007

Photo of the Day: Soaring



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February 2, 2007

Photo of the Day: Snow!


Snow!, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

Well, so much for snow. Here's a little taste of what we're missing. Have no fear, it's still going to be insanely cold.

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February 1, 2007

Photo of the Day: Winter in Brooklyn


Transit, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

I'm back in Brooklyn so is winter. Snow is in the forecast tonight.
Stay warm.
::c::

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January 31, 2007

Photo of the Day: SnowCross


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A new feature here at ultraclay.com. Everyday I'll post at least one of my photos from my ever-swelling Flickr stream.

To start off, here's a bit of lunacy from The Winter X Games in Aspen.

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