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November 13, 2012 § 2 Comments
SO…. the power is back up. (It was back last monday really) So life is back to normal. Although we still have to figure out how much the NY transit is working… but its good. Much better than last week or so.
It has been dramatic, the last twenty days, to say the least. So we are today going to go on a pictorial journey of the two weeks!
We were utterly in love with fall, my sweetheart and I. The orange leaves floating down in the gentle breeze beckoned us to visit. It was simply lovely!
But then there was that dreadful hurricane Sandy. Dreadful. Power out for more than a week. That night the wind was killing outside. Howling through the buildings and trees. Well, we were thankfully safe inside and stocked up with candles. Ten days dinner was in candlelight!
The aftermath was… well. As expected. Trees down everywhere. How difficult it must be. Took all those years to grow as tall as they do and one night its all over in the wind! The poor trees.
Bored with the darkness for days at end, we went for a trip to DC to stay with friends. It was such a change from the dark evenings!
When we came back the power was back and everything was running! Of course a day after returning we were welcomed with snow all over… My heart goes out to those without power in the snowstorm. Hope everyone was okay!
But no matter. Everything has almost turned to normal and we are all geared up to celebrate Diwali – the festival of light! And of course no diwali is complete without the traditional lantern or akash kandil as we call it. I used to make one in India every year… so I had to make one here too. From whatever material I could find!
Which brings me to my next wish…
Wish you all a very very happy diwali! For those who celebrate it and also to those who dont… May your life be a festival of lights and may it be filled with hope, joy and loads and loads of happiness! Wish all that you set out to do comes true and you are blessed with success and prosperity!
October 22, 2012 § 2 Comments
Cloud City – installation on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.
Tomás Saraceno’s piece is currently installed on the roof of the Met Museum and I had the chance to look at it. (i.e, while visiting the museum, the full post on that will be put up after I load the pictures) It was my very first experience with installation art of any kind. This particular piece was very much amusing to look at or even be inside… they have timed tickets and 15 people are let in at a time. It is like a a cluster of geometric chunks. Rather, the reflective sides show chunks of very different spaces around. One will reflect central park, the other will reflect 5th Avenue, some next to it will reflect the sky above and one will invariably reflect you. It is most definitely a fun piece to watch. Especially at the time of sunset. Grab a drink and take a stroll on the roof.
I, for one, loved the view from the top instead. The sun shining through cracks in the urban jungle and falling on the treetops of Central Park. Fall in its full glory!
September 18, 2012 § 2 Comments
As I wore my best clothes and travelled to the big big city of New York (secretly hoping the Sartorialist will click me) but alas (my white shirt and jeans weren’t stylish enough.not even with my new pink shoes! damn.)… So a little disappointed that no one was taking my picture, I started taking some of the city. The hustle bustle of the big apple! Ahhhh how I miss urban life!
Yellow cabs, 102nd floor of Empire State Building, Times Square, subways, Subways (!), Central park, high rise buildings, billboard filled skies… its all there! All that was left to do was to get a white shirt saying ‘I ❤ NY’ with the red heart… which I vehemently resisted.