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It'Sugar

It’Sugar

It’Sugar

Founded in 2006 by Jeff Rubin, IT’Sugar is a modern day playground dedicated to immersing its customers in content that they just can’t keep to themselves. IT’SUGAR was created to satisfy a universal sweet tooth and provide a variety of bold merchandise with tongue-and-cheek attitude.

As the place where candy-obsessed come to indulge in the sights, smells and tastes of their favorite sweets and get immersed in the brand’s irreverent voice and fun-loving nature, IT’SUGAR is a different kind of specialty store. Dedicated to bringing out the child in every adult, the brand mixes unique product and merchandise with mega-sized humor and attitude.

This picture was taken at:

NOHO
665 Broadway
New York, New York   10012
United States
646.465.6151

Imagination

Imagination

Imagination, also called the faculty of imagining, is the creative ability to form images, ideas, and sensations in the mind without any immediate input of the senses (such as seeing or hearing).  – Wikipedia.

furballImagination is probably what most differentiates humans from other living beings. It is that wonderful ability to create new scenarios in our mind that do not really exist.

Our imagination combines desires, previous experiences, lived sensations, also our fears and hopes. The imagination transports us to new places that probably we would like them to exist.

We will only be aware of the importance of the imagination if we imagine that we did not have imagination. I firmly believe that if we did not have this incredible capacity, we would not be human, humanity would not exist.

 

L'estany de Puigcerdà. Puigcerdà (Catalonia)

Puigcerdà (Catalonia)

Silence

This is my contribution to this Weekly Photo Challenge. A beautiful lake that I already presented some time ago.
Sound is very close to silence in this place.
Thanks to Amitav Radiance for these beautiful words:
In Silence

Absorb the silence around
Know the silence and it messages
Connect with the inner self
At rest is the soul and mind
Moments that reveals the truth
Silence douses the flames of uncertainty
Rendezvous with silence
As silence is there to be deciphered

 

City of Arts and Sciences

City of Arts and Sciences

This is my second contribution to this Week Photo Challenge: Curve

The City of Arts and Sciences (Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias) is an entertainment-based cultural and architectural complex in the city of Valencia, Spain. It is the most important modern tourist destination in the city of Valencia and one of the 12 Treasures of Spain.

The City of Arts and Sciences is situated at the end of the former riverbed of the river Turia, which was drained and rerouted after a catastrophic flood in 1957. The old riverbed was turned into a picturesque sunken park.

The City of Arts and Sciences

The City of Arts and Sciences

Designed by Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela, the project underwent the first stages of construction in July 1996 and the finished “city” was inaugurated April 16, 1998 with the opening of L’Hemisfèric. The last great component of the City of Arts and Sciences, El Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, was presented on October 9, 2005, Valencian Community Day.

The City of Arts and Sciences

The City of Arts and Sciences

The City of Arts and Sciences

The City of Arts and Sciences

More in Wikipedia.

Stairway to heaven

Stairway to heaven

Stairway to Heaven” is a song by the English rock band Led Zeppelin. It was composed by guitarist Jimmy Page and vocalist Robert Plant for the band’s fourth unnamed studio album, (see Led Zeppelin IV (1971)). The song was voted #3 in 2000 by VH1 on their list of the 100 Greatest Rock Songs. It was the most requested song on FM radio stations in the United States in the 1970s, despite never having been released as a single there. In November 2007, through download sales promoting Led Zeppelin’s Mothership release, “Stairway to Heaven” hit #37 on the UK Singles Chart.

 

Stairway to Heaven

There’s a lady who’s sure all that glitters is gold
And she’s buying a stairway to heaven.
When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed
With a word she can get what she came for.
Ooh, ooh, and she’s buying a stairway to heaven.

There’s a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure
’cause you know sometimes words have two meanings.
In a tree by the brook, there’s a songbird who sings,
Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven.
Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it makes me wonder.

There’s a feeling I get when I look to the west,
And my spirit is crying for leaving.
In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees,
And the voices of those who stand looking.
Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it really makes me wonder.

And it’s whispered that soon if we all call the tune
Then the piper will lead us to reason.
And a new day will dawn for those who stand long
And the forests will echo with laughter.

If there’s a bustle in your hedgerow, don’t be alarmed now,
It’s just a spring clean for the may queen.
Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
There’s still time to change the road you’re on.
And it makes me wonder.

Your head is humming and it won’t go, in case you don’t know,
The piper’s calling you to join him,
Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow, and did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind.

And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul.
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show

How everything still turns to gold.
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last.
When all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll.

And she’s buying a stairway to heaven

Led Zeppelin

Stairway to heaven

Face

Broken man

There are hints of a past life, a possibly known identity for the Broken man. However, pretty much everything here is speculative in nature. We are mere observers.

The Broken man carries a briefcase of unknown content. Perhaps the answer is within.
His face reveals much more than suffering. Anyway his eyes forward thinking, tells us that he does not want to desist in his efforts, despite his precarius situation…

This is my contribution to this Week Photo Challenge: Face

Face

Broken man. Complete body (?!)

One: Number 31, 1950

Jackson Pollock. One: Number 31, 1950

This is one of three wall-size paintings that Jackson Pollock made in the summer and autumn of 1950. He began by laying canvas on the floor and pouring, dribbling, and flicking enamel paint onto the surface, sometimes straight from the can or with sticks and stiffened brushes. He put holes in the bottom of paint cans, squeezed paint from a tube, and even used a turkey baster or stiff brush. The density of interlacing liquid threads of paint is balanced and offset by puddles of muted colors and byallover spattering. The pictorial result of this tension is a landmark in the history of Abstract Expressionism.

As he did for all his “drip” paintings, Pollock painted this work from above, with the canvas lying flat on the floor. “On the floor I am more at ease,” he said. “I feel nearer, more a part of the painting since this way I can walk around it, work from the four sides and literally be in the painting.” Begun approximately three years after his first work in this style, One: Number 31, 1950 is evidence of the artist’s technical prowess. Calligraphic, looping cords of color animate and energize every inch of the composition, which seems to expand visually despite its enormous size.

See this work in MoMA’s Online Collection

Bus

Bus
Bus

Bus

street_photo_cmllThis capture was taken in a NYC bus. It shows a big ad from a television series Blindspot.

Blindspot is an American crime drama television series created by Martin Gero, starring Sullivan Stapleton and Jaimie Alexander. The series was ordered by NBC on May 1, 2015, and premiered on September 21, 2015. A back nine order was given on October 9, 2015, bringing the first season to a total of 22 episodes, plus an additional episode bringing the order to 23 episodes. On November 9, 2015, NBC renewed Blindspot for a second season.

Blindspot focuses on a mysterious tattooed woman who has lost her memory and does not know her own identity. The FBI discovers that each tattoo contains a clue to a crime they will have to solve.

light installation

light installation

Younès Rahmoun
Tetuan, Morocco 1975
Light installation
MACBA Fundation. (Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art)
MACBA Collection, Barcelona 2015

light installation

light installation

light installation

light installation

light installation

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