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5Pointz102814a5Pointz103114The LIC building that for 10+ years housed the 5 Pointz graffiti family is in the final stage of being demolished, after being whitewashed last November.

Each rip of the METRO equipment seems to gnash at the spirit and hopes of the artists (and community) — whose participation had made it special place.

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ICP-SalgadoWhiteMale2014At the International Center of Photography in NYC the current exhibit of recent work by Sebastiao Salgado (“Genesis”) is presented as “a quest for the world as it was, as it was formed, as it evolved, as it existed for millennia before modern life accelerated and began distancing us from the very essence of our being.”

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ICP-Cafe1ICP-Cafe (2)International Center of Photography (Cafe) — October 29, 2014

The cup reads: “We love having you here.”

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Americans2014“We’re #1!” (“I am King!”) is not the key to sustainability, nor a good legacy. Better to let the Lord be The One.

 

CalvaryCemetery2014CalvaryCemetery2014cCalvaryCemetery2014uCalvaryCemetery2014gOur memory of the past should help us live better in the present, while we yearn for eternity.

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UNDayThe world’s great hope for peace is proving less adept at multiplying the bread at humanity’s table than reducing the number of people at the table.

 

WinesOfPortugal2014There are many good wines produced in Portugal, available at relatively low prices. But for various reasons (including demand from China) some are not getting into the U.S. market.

CARM-Portugal (2)Our favorites from the recent Annual Grand Tasting/NY incude: White — 2012 Solar das Boucas Loureiro; Red — 2010 Monte da Ravasqueira Vinha das Romas, 2008 Quinta da Sequeirna Reserva Tinto; Fortified — Sogevinus Fine Wines Burmester Tordiz 40 Year Old Tawny Port.

Especially noteworthy was CARM 2008 Maria de Lourdes-red Douro, DOP, made from Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca grapes.

Filipe de Albuquerque Roboredo Madeira, of CARM, was on hand pouring his family’s wine.

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India-TimesSquare2Truth in her dress finds facts too tight.
In fiction she moves with ease.
–Tagore

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FeelingSick (2)With all the disease causing viruses going around—from influenza to ebola—it’s surprising and troubling that hospital workers in NYC routinely wear their hospital garb on public transportation.

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