Sunday, August 31, 2008
Now I imitate jessie and try to work through this process i've decided to embark upon. not going to change the title yet formally so as not to jinx it, but I think I'll have a meeting very soon with the director of the program at Pratt. Have started working on the statement of purpose, and it is amazing how much good advice people have when I tell them what it is i'm working on. i've got a lot of independent study to do, but i think lauren will be incredibly helpful and i am going to try with her help to do some volunteering/internship at the Historic District Council in the city. but for now, i have some brownies to bake for a barbecue happening later today in Ditmas Park. I'm going to try to ride there on the bike but am somewhat trepidatious (sp.?) about the Slope and finding the place from there.... we shall see.
Friday, August 29, 2008
so the ones below are actually enroute bridge shots for the most part. I have a few more of those and then the houses themselves. the website there has some amazing shots of interiors, and some old photographs of what they originally looked like.
check out this website. this place is inspiring and heartbreaking at the same time, these decaying homes, with talk of razing the whole area and building a supermarket parking lot. This is why I believe I want to work in historic preservation.
I rode the bike down along the Columbia waterfront to Dumbo and under the Manhattan Bridge, over to the Brooklyn Navy Yard to see this place. Here are the resulting photos which aren't necessarily artistic but more documenting what I saw and of course, it is not possible to get inside the gate (at least from the street where I was.)