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Jane Hutcheon

broadcaster/journalist/author

07 Sep
2014

Brooklyn Travel

Jane Hutcheon

Brooklyn, New York is hip.  

You can almost smell its resurrection, it's ... redemption. Here's a recent longread from the New York Times about the borough written by long-time resident Wendell Jamieson.

The wholesale renovation going on in this once industrial, down-and-out neighbourhood is exhilarating.

In Brooklyn Bridge Park the family-friendly waterfront along the East River, there's plenty of fencing and temporary walls to hide construction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But no space is left useless.  

I particularly admire the focus on photography.  Aren't Elegence and Eloquence delightful?

The role of the snapper (definition: one who snaps) today has been relegated because iPhones have turned us all into photographers. I think covering fencing with art is a great way to use space.

We should do more of it here.

 

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07 Sep
2014

Benches, Central Park Life Travel

Jane Hutcheon

I could spend hours checking out park benches...

Let me rephrase that.  

I love beautiful wooden park benches. The ones that have plaques on them, with words, about loved ones missed, love requited, passion unrequited.

Here are two I photographed recently in Central Park, New York.  

(We don't do benches well in Australia. Poorly-made seating that breaks easily and messages that often lack poetry, humanity or humour.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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