Thursday, June 19, 2008

West Broadway & Beach

I took this photo specifically to remind myself of the names of streets where I was at. But the photo turned out quite nicely so I'm posting it today. As you can see, I was at the corner of West Broadway and Beach Street in Tribeca. I was a block away from the bench with flowers from yesterday's photo.

So do you also take photos of names of artwork or streets wherever you go?

16 comments:

Chuck Pefley said...

Quickest and best shorthand is a photo, if there is text available. Many times I've shot plaques with explanations to help with captioning later. Second best is recording a memo, in camera when possible ... loved the Canon 1Ds for that feature ... wish the 5D had it. Third choice is making written notes, which I often can't read later or don't know for sure which frame the represent. (sigh)

Monika N. said...

Yes! I do that all the time. My camera is my notebook.

alice said...

Beach street in New York, a nice address!

USelaine said...

Yeah, like Chuck, the plaques are useful for captions so I sometimes shoot those. I'm glad you posted this shot; it has great lines, colors, contrasts, textures, sense of place.

Jim said...

Yep, its so much easier to snap a picture than trying to write it down for remember it. You can have Broadway, I will take the Beach.

Just Roaming The Cities said...

Yah, Ming, I sure do do that. It is especially true of me taking floral pictures to remember what I'd like to plant in the yard someday soon...

GMG said...

Hi Ming! Sorry for having taken so long to get back here again. Another hectic week…
I've seen this building so many times, while strolling around Tribeca, but your picture is gorgeous. What a great light you caught!! And what a pleasure to see Strand's again...
Father's Day for us here in Portugal is on March 19th... ;)
That Co-op building is fantastic!
Blogtrotter is still in Santiago de Compostela, should you be interested, now inside the Cathedral… Hope you enjoy, and have a nice weekend!

NYD said...

I have always liked the way street signs looked when I was downtown.

Standing on a street corner and looking up at a post with two. names on it just seemed special.

I guess that's why everything below W 4th seemed so darned cool

citygirl15 said...

I was wondering why they call it Beach Street, because there's no beach anywhere near there. Then I looked it up on Wikipedia and got my answer....

Named for Paul Bache, the son-in-law of Anthony Lispenard, who owned Lispenard Meadows, just south of what is now Canal Street. Beach - in this case - is an Americanization of Bache, and the street was the first street carved out of the Lispenard farm at the end of the 18th Century.

tigerfish said...

Nice shot. NOw, where should I go ? :P

Chris said...

Gee, I thought I was the only one who shot photos to remind me of where I was and such. . . or that shot photos of street names.

Actually, when I owned the store (Paper Moon), I would shoot anything that had "MOON" in its title/name. . . .streets, restaurants, stores, buildings, billboards, etc. I had a huge bulletin board on the wall in the store where I displayed them.

Dee Dee said...

Ming...nicely done...does Beach St take you to Coney Island? :)

www.DeltaMovies.com said...

The videographer in me wants to put a small fill (light) on the street signs so badly.

I must be obsessive compulsive or something...geez.

Thinking a reflector...maybe a small handhell fill with battery pack....hmm...

Would prolly have taken away from the shadowy mood anyway.

Ha.

B.

sonia a.m. said...

Gorgeous photo, Ming!

• Eliane • said...

Yes, I do that too! All the time! I have a friend who speaks very little French. When he visits our HQ in Brussels, he shows pictures of beers and dishes he'd like to order. He did it at lunch time in NYC the other day, we were eating at Bxl, a Belgian café near TSq. He showed the owner the beer he wanted to order on his cellphone. Too funny.
Btw, great picture. Love the orange tones of the building.

crittoria said...

Yes, especially when we're traveling. And I love to put family members in front of/beside signs - almost to prove that we were there!! It's a family tradition - there are photos of me & my siblings at all ages in front of signs that my mother took wherever we happened to be at the time! ;-)