Windows: clean and dirty and sometimes wet

Usually when I look through a window I think, pure and simple, I’m seeing what’s out there. ‘Truth is, what I’m seeing I’m actually seeing through the filter of the window: rain drops (and their intriguing slide-downs), dirt, smears, reflections, all that inhabit even the clearest and cleanest panes of optically neutral glass that fill the windows of my life.

No! This is not a metaphor for the mind as a filter busily re-identifying and evaluating what’s perceived by the senses–but it could be, I guess. Whatever, here are some photos made through glass. Enjoy!

                  Broadway and 86th Street from the bus shelter

 

                  Central Park from the 79th Street Transverse bus.

 

                   Manhattan Chinatown

 

                  Central Park South from the M7 bus.

 

                       Astoria from the #7 subway

 

              The corner of Flushing and Bushwick Avenues, Brooklyn

 

                    Jackson Heights, Queens

 

                   Upper West Side, Manhattan

 

                  Somewhere around Lincoln Center

 

                    Subway conductor

 

                                                   In a restaurant

 

                                                          From the #7 train

 

                                                Under the George Washington Bridge

 

Maybe Edward Hopper ate here

 

Back under the GWB

 

                                             Back in Manhattan Chinatown

 

Manchester Connecticut

Published in: on December 15, 2022 at 6:45 pm  Comments (16)