December 09, 2009

Columbus Avenue at night

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photo by Donald Kinney

I've never really thought of books as being birds -- but there they are -- right down on the corner of Broadway and Columbus.

This is called "Language of the Birds", by artists Dorka Keehn and Brian Goggin, and was unveiled about a year ago.   The LED lights come on and turn off in a rather interesting sequence.   I give this installation high-marks for creativity and far-outness.

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I have a camera, and thusly a license to snoop.   Sorry, ladies...   I couldn't resist...

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This film crew looked a bit too small to be shooting a major Hollywood blockbuster, so I'm assuming the filming was for television.   When I first walked through they were shooting something around and inside an ambulance.

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...and when I passed them again an hour or so later they were filming inside a bar on the lower part of Columbus.   That's quite a camera, isn't it...

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Tomate Farcie said...

That really is quite a camera. I love watching movie making people. The equipment is ultra sophisticated these days.

magic wallet said...

I am loving the picture of the books. made me smile :)

Brad said...

Yeah, was wondering about the book shot yesterday when it was at the top. Really nice. As it the one at the top today - it's very hypnotic!

photowannabe said...

I couldn't figure out what the book picture was the other day. Very inventive.
The really is an amazing camera. Wonder what they were filming. We used to see them film Nash Bridges all the time. Lots of standing around.

Tomate Farcie said...

I forgot to say that I really enjoyed the shot of the people working out through the window. I've tried to take some like that (well respectfully, of course) but my lense is just not up to the task.

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