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Visual Serendipity. Week 77. David’s Loft and Nokia.

 
Manhattan’s skyline as seen from David Alan Harvey‘s loft in Brooklyn. Shot with the Nokia Lumia 1020, a 41-megapixel camera phone. Disclaimer: I don’t own this phone, Nokia gave me one to test drive for a week. I’ll be sharing my thoughts on a future post.

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Visual Serendipity. No Gas.

 

Two weeks after Hurricane Sandy hit New York (and other States), the gasoline shortage continues. New York City and Long Island began gas rationing a few days ago, something not seen since 1970s.

Here’s an interesting article from Forbes about “the truth behind the epic gas lines.
And here’s another one from the New York Times.

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Visual Serendipity.

 
Apparently even Ocean Parkway has a VIP Lounge!

Ocean Parkway Promenade.

Ocean Parkway, located in Brooklyn, NY, covers about five miles (8 km), from Prospect Park to Brighton Beach, and consists of “a central bidirectional avenue of seven lanes, the middle lane being for left turns or a painted median, two small parallel side streets, and two medians with trees, benches, and pedestrian paths.” The west median also has a bike path always full of selfish pedestrians. The parkway is designated New York State Route 908H, an unsigned reference route.

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Visual Serendipity.

 
Serendip­ity: noun; the occur­rence and devel­op­ment of events by chance in a happy or ben­e­fi­cial way.

Biking in Brooklyn.
“Multitasking” is our newest addition to “Visual Serendip­ity,” a weekly series of unplanned pictures taken with a smart phone.

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Visual Serendipity.

 
Serendip­ity: noun; the occur­rence and devel­op­ment of events by chance in a happy or ben­e­fi­cial way.

poster on a subway station

I saw this ad at a subway station, and found it really engaging. I must admit I had never realized that a) each borough in New York has its own facial hair style, and b) that shaving is now super hip hop cool. The poster is part of a huge campaign for Braun’s Cruzer 6 which apparently “delivers cutting-edge technology and performance giving you a close shave, neat trim or defined edges and provides an innovative wet & dry technology making it a convenient shaver for use under the shower.” Wow. That’s  a mouthful!

 

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Visual Serendipity.

 
Serendip­ity: noun; the occur­rence and devel­op­ment of events by chance in a happy or ben­e­fi­cial way.

Feeling Blue Image

“Feeling blue” doesn’t always have to mean something sad or negative. We just moved to a new place, and since we haven’t installed the curtains, I’ve been waking up every morning with this view. The new place is full of light, peace, silence, and positive energy. That’s the new meaning of “feeling blue” to me.