Recent Photographs: all photographs © 1969-2013 by Carl Weese
Is this the New York City church with the statue of Norman Vincent Peale?
Yes, it's on Madison, just a few blocks from the Center for Alternative Photography where I teach a workshop several times a year.
Works well for me - the yellow emphasized by blue and green residues, the distribution of the statues to the left and right of the pole, the geometry of the lines, the divergion directions of view of Mr. Peale and Mother Mary(?). Definitely an image I like to wander in.
The yellow ribbons are, I think, borrowed from Tibetan Buddhism, and are a form of memorial. It could be either about 9/11 or soldiers lost in the subsequent wars. I think I shot a picture of an explanatory plaque. I'll report back if it tells us anything more. BTW, its name is the Marble Collegiate Church.
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