Elizabeth Street Garden, SoHo, New York, Wednesday 10 September 2014.

Shop window, Bleeker Street, New York City, Friday 5th September 2014.

One World Trade Center, New York City, Wednesday 10th September 2014.

10th Avenue from the High Line, New York City, September 10th 2014.

Graffiti off Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London 15 July 2014.

Green Dragon Court, Southwark, London, August 2009.

Photographing a culture in the here and now often means photographing the intersection of the present with the past. - David DuChemin

Flowers, Musselburgh, Edinburgh, August 2009.

THIS MONTH …

I THINK: Old bonds will be reinforced. The city will dazzle. The blues will be banished.
MY SOUNDTRACK IS:  Subterranean - New Designs on Bowie’s Berlin - Dylan Howe. Fictions - Jane Birkin. Dropsonde - Biosphere.
MY FILM VIEWING INCLUDES: Manhattan. Taken 2. Frank.
I LIKE: New York City. Scottish National Gallery. Manhattan - Woody Allan.  Astragal - Albertine Sarrazin. busytinsnips.

I DISLIKE: Politicians. The promotion of fear and mistrust.

THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH: “Authentic happiness is not linked to an activity, it is a state of being.” - Matthieu Ricard.

“The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow and loses today… The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.” - Seneca.

Beach and Firth of Forth, Musselburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland. August 2009.