NEW YORK NEW YORK – I took a long walk today on the Hudson River and through Central Park past the Museum of Natural History. I managed to make contact with my mojo from a photo standpoint, after a bit of a dry spell yesterday.
Day 2119 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
On this day five years ago (day 293): Porto Seguro Brazil. There’s nothing that I’m really happy with during the past five August 4s. Summer doldrums?
MIILAN ITALY – What a day! I spent the better part of today at Milan’s Cimitero Monumentale, a large space filled with remarkable tombs – a recapitulation of the whole history of architecture. Wow. It La Recoleta (the famous cemetery in Buenos Aires) on steroids – built by first rate architects and artists. I’ve included a small selection of what I saw today, but a lot more than my ideal single image for a day.
Day 2084 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
MILAN ITALY – We spend a good part of the day today at a brand new museum here, the Fondazione Prada. The architecture is marvelous – I couldn’t begin to edit the images down to one. Like the new Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, it’s currently light on collection. Fondazione Prada solved this problem in part by putting up an exhibition of important Greek sculpture (and Roman copies) borrowed from all over Europe. We preferred the organic architecture here, which feels a bit like a Roman forum, to the grander, Frank Gehry, realization in Paris.
Day 2082 of one photograph every day for the best of my life.
MORTEFONTAINE and PARIS FRANCE – We left Mortefontaine for Paris this morning. After doing a bit of work I took the subway to the Bois de Boulogne to visit the new, highly acclaimed Fondation Louis Vuitton, a Frank Gehry structure that will house a collection in formation. The building is a triumph, Bilbao with translucent glass substituted for the titanium. I’ll be back.
Day 1,999 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.