As you read this, I’ll be enjoying a flaky croissant or three in Paris with my daughter (so won’t be around to visit until the end of the week).
Just over a year ago, we visited friends in another great city – New York – and, of course, I had to photograph some of its iconic buildings.
My daughter recognized it straight away.
“Look! It’s like one of those old-fashioned irons that people used to use in the olden days!”
Just imagine seeing it for the first time in a city that wasn’t yet used to skyscrapers back in 1902.
Alfred Stieglitz took a very famous photo of the building in 1903 —
And one that I tried to recreate for fun.
I’ll leave you with one of his quotations:
I have always been a great believer in today. Most people live either in the past or in the future, so that they really never live at all. So many people are busy worrying about the future of art or society, they have no time to preserve what is. Utopia is in the moment. Not in some future time, some other place, but in the here and now, or else it is nowhere.