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

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  1. This is one of my favorites of your blog posts. I especially like the last photo. Thanks, Richard.

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  2. An excellent crop of new images!

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  3. Annie A:
    I am always blown away!! Shared it on my FB. Really. Always beautiful. xxxx See you soon!!!! Yay!

    JOYCE W:
    Thank you Richard for the breathtaking Journey…. So lucid and incredibly beautiful! Joyce

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  4. Nick M:
    Great pix & even nicer narrative. Will forward them on 
    Happy Holidays!

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  5. I love almost all of your photos, but these are some of my favorites! Thank you.

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  6. The pictures are wonderful! Helen

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  7. Michael S:

    Love it! Well done

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  8. marc L:
    Dick-
    Wow!wow!wow!
    Of course you are a photographer! Vu den?
    And a damn good one.
    Knocked me out.
    I love them all.
    I wish we could explore together but those days are not now…
    But I am with you in spirit and love seeing thru your eye.
    I popped into a woodworking store near me today.
    ‘LINCOLN SAID-IF I HAD 6 HOURS TO FELL TREE- I WOULD SPEND 4 HOURS SHARPENING THE BLADE”.
    I am not sure why I think that is worth noting.
    Love your pix-Marc

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  9. Constance K:

    I enjoy your work. Happy Holidays!

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  10. for sure you have an eye! one of my favorites is the steel and bamboo verticals

    happy holidays Andrea C

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  11. Thank you for sending this. You do very fine work and have a truly gifted eye. I sent it on to people in the design field and they were most complimentary.

    Marianne C

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  12. Terry B
    I hope that all is well with you.
    These are your best pictures, in my opinion. 
    The meeting ended before I was able to talk about the pictures. (And I apologize for having to step out in middle of meditation.)
    Your pictures seemed to be describing a mood or a story or a feeling. It was different for every one. I could imagine them being hung on the walls in a show. They were really wonderful. I will forward them to friends. 
    Please have a very happy Chanukah and a Happy New Year.
    Fondly,
    Terry

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  13. Andrea C:
    for sure you have an eye! one of my favorites is the steel and bamboo verticals happy holidays Andrea Couture
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    Marianne C:
    Thank you for sending this. You do very fine work and have a truly gifted eye. I sent it on to people in the design field and they were most complimentary.

    Lovely Lovetta
    LOVE THEM! Happy Holidays to you too!

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  14. phoebe c:
    Good Morning,
    I hope you are enjoying these cold days. Me, not so much. It seems particularly cold down here for this time of year.

    I just finished looking at all your 202 pictures again. They are wonderful! I love your perspective on everything you see. Thank you so much for sharing all you see and do. (You really should sell some of the pictures to a magazine or something.)

    Thanks again for sharing. Happy Hannukah/holidays to all.

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  15. Classic. Richard has an eye for things most of never see. Always a joy to see his “snaps.”

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  16. Judith S:

    As always, I enjoyed your photos and sent them along to an artist I’ve known for years. She had high praise for your work. I told her about your connection with Zen, and she said it comes through in your art.

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