A 52-Week Photo Journey

… Mary Nell Moore's Photography


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Week 27 – #15. Line From A Song

As I walked out on Pier 15 in lower Manhattan, I spotted the sailing vessel, Wavertree, and anybody who has ever listened to Jimmy Buffet will understand why I began singing a “line from a song” entitled, “Son Of A Son Of A Sailor.”  (Click here and I’ll bet you will begin singing too.)   Ship Information: It was launched in 1885 in Southhampton.  It is 325 feet (99 m) long including spars and 263 feet (80 m) on deck. The ship is the largest remaining wrought iron vessel. Initially it was used for transporting jute from east India to Scotland,  and then was involved in the tramp trade. In 1947 it was converted into a sand barge, and in 1968 it was acquired by the South Street Seaport Museum. In 1978 the ship was entered in the National Register of Historic Places.

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Week 2 – #33. Something With Wings

Last week, I posted a photo of the Oculus from the street behind it so this week you will get a view of it as seen across the footprint of the former World Trade Center building which was destroyed in the brutal attack of September 11, 2001.  The Oculus is an unusual design and looks like “something with wings.”

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Week 1 -#49. Where The ____ Meets The Sky

The Oculus, known as the new World Trade Center transportation hub, is located in lower Manhattan on the site of the World Trade Center and is indeed a strangely designed glass and steel structure.  It officially opened to the public in March, 2016. At a cost of 4 Billion Dollars, when completed it will serve daily commuters and visitors from around the world. During the next few weeks, I will post a few more photos representing different views of the Oculus which I think satisfy other 52-Week themes, but today I am sharing this photo which I took from the back side.  As I walked on the street behind the Oculus, I turned around and gazed in amazement when I saw “where the Freedom beacon meets the sky.”

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Week 52 – #23. Letters

Today is the 31st of July and my last post in this year’s 52-Week Photo Challenge.  I thought it only appropriate to post the four “letters” which to me comprise the most beautiful word in the English language…l-o-v-e.  This display caught my attention as I was strolling through ABC Carpet and Home store in New York.

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Week 46 – #4. Architecture

I am always attracted to architecture whenever I am away on a trip. Especially in New York, where the old churches and cathedrals are plentiful, I oftentimes find myself wandering inside where I stand in amazement absorbing the detail. I can’t recall exactly where in New York this photo was taken. Although very colorful, I liked how it changed the mood when I turned it into a black and white.
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Week 41 – #23. It Floats

Battery Park City is a place I enjoy visiting while in lower Manhattan. It’s a calm place with beautiful views and perfect for watching the sun slowly slip below the horizon. With Ellis Island and the Statute of Liberty visible in the distance, I often think of the immigrant and what he/she was thinking and feeling aboard their ship as it floats closer and closer to their new lives in the land of opportunity. Daily ferry boats carry people, many of whom are descendants of those immigrants, to and from their work in the City.
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Week 36 – #20. I Wish I Could/I’m Sorry I Did

While in NYC last December, there was one photo I had in mind involving light painting that I did not want to leave without taking. Let me preface this by saying little did I know that the temperature would be low 20’s in the City, not to mention what it would be down by the waterfront with the freezing wind blowing off of the water…in the teens! Did that stop me? No. Off I went with fellow photographer, Mindy Towns, to capture my photo. Honestly, I’m sorry I did and I wish I could have waited until Springtime when the weather would be more pleasant. With my teeth chattering, blurry eyes as a result of tears running down my cheeks, toes frozen, flashlight ready and fingers so numb I could not feel the shutter release button, I pressed it quickly only once without looking through my viewfinder. Grabbing our equipment, we ran as fast as possible in our frozen state up to the street corner to hail a cab to take us back to the City and our warm apartment. Those of you who know us can visualize this scene, can’t you? Imagine my disappointment when I transferred my photos to my computer for viewing! In my near death state from being almost frozen, I was much too quick and left off part of what I wanted to photograph…part of the “U” and all of the “L.” When we return later this year, I will go back and re-take my photo…much better this time and more than one frame! Lesson learned!
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