A 52-Week Photo Journey

… Mary Nell Moore's Photography


Week 34 – #49. Tiny World

While visiting New York, you will not have trouble finding many neighborhood bars/restaurants such as the “tiny world” of Tiny’s and the Bar Upstairs, a three-story townhouse located at 135 W. Broadway in the heart of Tribeca. The building dates to 1810 and much of the original materials have been restored and overlayed with whimsical American finish detail. In addition, the space is decorated with pieces dating back as far as 100 years. The rooms are finished with brick, two-tone antique wallpaper, original tin ceilings, salvaged wood paneling, custom banquettes and hand-made tile. The cozy back dining room has a wood burning fireplace in the center and lights embedded in the original brick walls around the perimeter. My photo processing involved isolating the attached buildings and applying a faded desaturation, not because they were not attractive but because I wanted to draw your attention to the pale pink façade and size of Tiny’s and the Bar Upstairs. As I was planning the composition, etc. I noticed this beautiful blonde headed my way so I waited for her to enter the frame before I took the photo.



Week 33 – #47. Shades Of Gray

As photographers, we are always looking for something interesting which will make a good photograph. That was the situation as I stepped on the escalator and looked upward at the lone figure ahead of me. The simplicity, leading lines and “shades of gray” caught my eye and I could not resist taking this photo.
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Week 32 – #18. Hidden From View

Until recently, this sign was “hidden from view” because for decades another building was attached to the wall of the Boulevard Pharmacy in Chattanooga, TN on which was painted this sign advertising several products sold at the soda fountain. The Boulevard Pharmacy closed its doors years ago but I found it interesting to note how little food and beverages cost. If you enlarge this photo, you will note that a donut and coffee cost a mere 12 cents; and the most expensive thing on the menu, a ham and egg sandwich, would set you back a whopping 35 cents! Just for fun, enlarge the photo and see how much it would cost to take a date to lunch at the Boulevard Pharmacy. A bit less expensive than today, eh guys?

Double-Cola was founded in Chattanooga in 1922; and I believe Sealtest Ice Cream products have been discontinued.

The signs will not be seeing the light of day for long because a new three-story building will soon begin at the site. It will include retail, office and restaurant space.
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Week 31 – #32. Nighttime

Nighttime along the water and places downtown are my favorite times for photography because it allows me to practice long exposure. On this particular night, I went to Bradenton with several photography friends and just as I was setting up to photograph the manatee sculpture and Pier 22 in the background, a tour boat with brightly colored lights pulled into the harbor adding a splash of color in my frame. Perfect timing!
Pier 22