Rajat

Rajat

Pause: Under a Brooklyn bridge

Anju Sharma

Anju Sharma This looks even better than original! Atlantic Avenue under the bridge in Brooklyn..

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TheHobMob

TheHobMob

joe's nyc - : : photos of new york city : : occasionally elsewhere : : by joseph o. holmes

: photos of new york city : : occasionally elsewhere : : by joseph o. holmes

We came across this very talented photographer Joe Holmes. If you look at his work, there is story telling and nostalgia. Visit his website and look at photographs under "Portfolio" and you would find a series of black and white photographs from a Matzo making factory. There is so much character in them.. try to find the one with the baker sitting alone and resting during a break.

Joe loves to explore and his latest discovery is the guitarist songwriter Jen Olives!

He has some of his work for sale on http://20x200.com/collections/joseph-o-holmes

Joseph O. Holmes’s photographs have hung in solo and group shows around the world. His solo exhibition "The Booth” ran through June 2014 at Toronto’s TIFF Bell Lighthouse, following its four-month run at New York City’s Museum of the Moving Image. Among other awards, Holmes has been honored with a Curator's Commendation at the Houston Center for Photography, first prize in MPLS Photo Center's 2010 Portraits Exhibition, Honorable Mention in the Silver Eye Gallery's Fellowship Competition, Honorable Mention in the PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris Competition, and Honorable Mention in the Photographic Center Northwest's 12th Annual Competition. He has been a Top 50 and Finalist in Critical Mass/Photolucida and twice invited to the Review Santa Fe juried portfolio review. He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and two children.

Ron  Brenan

Ron Brenan Nice work Joe

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Rajat

Rajat Vidushi SharmaEmma Zahren-NewmanAnju Sharma

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Mason Clark

Mason Clark Is Joe self taught ? Wonder how one would curate their photography skills. There is something about the stillness that he captures in his pictures.

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Vidushi Sharma

Vidushi Sharma Thanks for tagging me! It's amazing that some of his pictures make everyday objects look like conceptual sculptures almost- like the fire escape or balcony from Soho. Would love to hear from him on theHOBMOB!

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Lalka Bunny

Lalka Bunny

Even though it's far past deadline, I wanted to add a little more diversity to the street sign campaign. I'm in the big easy (New Orleans) where some street signs are imbedded in the ground!

Anju Sharma

Anju Sharma Am glad you posted even i past deadline! This is cool and I remember seeing those when we visited a year back. It is kind-of unique as I have never seen such street signs anywhere else. Enjoy N'Orleans :)

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Lalka Bunny

Lalka Bunny Thank you!

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Luisa Banchoff

Luisa Banchoff

Just another day in Rome, Italy, this time heading out after my morning Italian class to the Vatican with a stack of postcards in hand -- apparently the Vatican post office is speedier and more trustworthy than the regular Italian post, and since I'm a bit late in writing to my family back home I thought I'd take the extra trip to St. Peter's to drop them off in one of the Vatican's bright yellow mailboxes.

I've taken advantage of the tourist-friendly brown street signs all over the city that point out nearby landmarks. It's a very navigable city because you can't get too far without stumbling across a famous site of Roman or early Christian history. If you look closely, you'll see that this sign's pointing the way to St. Peter's -- a bit misleading, though, since it was quite a ways from there -- about 20 minutes by bus and much longer by foot!

Vidushi Sharma

Vidushi Sharma Interesting that the Vatican post office is speedier. I wonder why! Less volume? Also, those brown signs saved us from getting lost multiple times. In Venice, all over the city, there are signs pointing in the direction of a few major landmarks-- the Rialto bridge, San Marco, and the train station. Following those was like a fun little scavenger hunt to help get around.

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Lucy Lane

Lucy Lane

This delightful building is in New York City at 47th street and 9th ave. The warmth of the avenue itself is striking compared to 8th ave right next door! Gotta love the trees in Manhattan, and of course the yellow and red brick buildings with street art on them.

George Cohen Lee

George Cohen Lee what are the differences between 9th and 8th avenues that you find striking?

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Lucy Lane

Lucy Lane 8th ave is very touristy with bright lights, and plenty of "gentlemen's clubs" (read "strip clubs") and "adult shops" (read "porn shops"). 9th ave is lined with small restaurants, organic grocery stores and what looks like residential apartments. This is at least around the intersection of these avenues with 45th st.

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Dakota Hunter

Dakota Hunter

Griffin ave, the place I got my first parking ticket, and learned a pretty good self-advocacy lesson. Because of a very misleading sign (just a heads up to any fellow W&M Students, "Yellow Resident decal" does not apply to residents on campus) I ended up parking somewhere that I thought I was allowed: the police said otherwise. After some contemplation, I decided to pay them a visit. I explained my thought process to the officer at the station and she cleared the ticket without question. Just goes to show that honest mistakes can often be forgiven, and standing up for what you feel is true is always worth the extra time (yeah, the last parts a bit of a stretch, but it's true regardless)

Emma Zahren-Newman

Emma Zahren-Newman I love that about William and Mary! Human mistakes are accepted with open arms, as long as we're truthful about it!

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Vidushi Sharma

Vidushi Sharma This is such a great story. Also nice to hear about cops being human beings-- approachable and understanding.

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Emma Zahren-Newman

Emma Zahren-Newman Were they campus police or Williamsburg police?

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Evan Calves

Evan Calves That's great that you could clear the whole thing up cleanly by just sharing your thoughts and being honest!

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Rajat

Rajat

Aptly in Sanfrancisco

Anju Sharma

Anju Sharma Just noticed the sign! Read the sign, people, and do it!!

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Anju Sharma

Anju Sharma Just noticed the sign! Read the sign, people, and do it!!

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Devansh Gupta

Devansh Gupta

The view of the street outside Hofbräuhaus, Munich, one of the oldest (1589) and most famous beer halls in all of Germany! The hall is fantastic from the inside but this perfect little cobble-stone plaza just made my day!

Vidushi Sharma

Vidushi Sharma is this close where you're staying? what is a beer hall?

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Sofia Perello

Sofia Perello typical european plaza! i'm traveling to munich next month- any tips on what to see?

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Rajat

Rajat More importantly can you please tell us about your top 3 German beers !!

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Karen

Karen

Home is cloudy and windy, but bike traffic was light and things are calm in this corner of the world today

Vidushi Sharma

Vidushi Sharma karen! is this close to your apartment? what is the area called? we have three pictures from all over germany now (see Devansh's above and Monique's below!)

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Karen

Karen It's actually right outside my apartment, close to the Ohmplatz! And cool that lots of people are in Germany this summer :)

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Karen

Karen It's actually right outside my apartment, close to the Ohmplatz! Cool that lots of people are here this summer :)

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Vidushi Sharma

Vidushi Sharma what's the Ohmplatz?

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Karen

Karen It's a bus station technically :p But also a green area with some flowers and some benches!

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George Cohen Lee

George Cohen Lee

Grand St, NY. A street in Soho with plenty of shops, designer stores, and eateries dotted around. Many films are shot in this area of Manhattan-- you will catch a star if you're lucky!

Sarah Gianakon

Sarah Gianakon

221B Baker Street, London ;-)
Grew up with Sherlock Holmes, he was probably the reason I began learning the violin when I realised that people actually played in orchestras to create beautiful music.
Took this photo after an insane night bus escapade, arrived in London at 7:30 am and ran here from St. Paul's. London, probably my favorite place in the world.

Emma Zahren-Newman

Emma Zahren-Newman Sarah, I LOVE the great courses! My dad and I used to listen to them on my way to school. It's something I hope I never stop enjoying, especially after my years of formal schooling are over.

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Vidushi Sharma

Vidushi Sharma I remember hearing about them from you, Emma! What were some of your favorite? I listened to a tape in someone else's car once and I'm surprised at how much I still remember from that one lecture. And Sarah, wow--I totally agree that its a bit of a gamble in terms of whether an elementary school teacher (or any teacher) is able to inspire a student to learn for the sake of learning. (But Emma's future students will be very lucky :) ) Did you do extra activities for the social development part? Also, what are your siblings up to now? I only knew about the fellow Classics lover sister who is now in med school!

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Emma Zahren-Newman

Emma Zahren-Newman My favorites were the ones on Greek Mythology and Islam... and it is true that it's hard to engage kids in learning for its own sake at a young age, but I've found in my experiences as a camp counselor and big sister, that the first step is curiosity. If you can harness a child's curiosity and keep them asking more in-depth questions, you can teach them so much! The problem is that with larger schooling programs, the instructors cannot pay attention to each child's curiosity meter.

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Sarah Gianakon

Sarah Gianakon I really liked the Victorian England series with Professor Allitt, one on the American Revolution, and I remember liking one on Mozart's operas which I never finished... you're right, I have always been able to remember the lectures really well, even after so many years; I think it's because the professor generally teaches in a sort of narrative or story format, which I really like xD and I think you are right; curiosity is really the key to opening up the desire to learn. I wish there were some easy way of doing it without depending on one teacher for 20+ kids but it is definitely possible!

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Vidushi Sharma

Vidushi Sharma Yeah, I think it's the narrative format, and also since it is auditory learning, which is quite different from what I normally do. There are so many conversations we could have about the last sentence you mentioned...I did a research project in high school about what a meaningful education in the 21st century would be. I'll share it here and tag you when it's up!

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Lalka Bunny

Lalka Bunny

8th Ave and 43rd St in Manhattan, NYC. Tourist season crowds the sidewalks to the brim. (And sometimes over the brim!)

Lalka Bunny

Lalka Bunny Leon Davis is the street's nickname, so to speak. It is a commemorative name. The street is usually just called 43rd. Tourists are easy to spot -- they're the slow-moving people who get in the way of the busy commuters!

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Lucy Lane

Lucy Lane @Lalka Bunny You should try 9th ave instead of 8th ave (if you're commuting). 9th is less crowded!

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Vidushi Sharma

Vidushi Sharma who's leon davis?

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Lalka Bunny

Lalka Bunny Only so far as wikipedia tells me: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leon_J._Davis

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Vidushi Sharma

Vidushi Sharma Sounds really interesting...might have to check out those books!

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