Monthly Archives: February 2006

Washington, DC: Graff Alley in Adams Morgan – No. 5

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Here’s the same graf shot from another angle.

Background Note
We were out of town visiting Washington, DC last weekend and snapped this series of images in the Adams Morgan district of the American capital. Washington is a famously clean, well-groomed and orderly city (or, at least, it is in most of the city, that is, in those areas where the well-heeled work, live and play). While in Adams Morgan, the only graff we saw was hidden in narrow back alleys. Most of it was aesthetically insiginificant, but some, like the throw-ups we found in this alley off 18th Street, across from the Caribou Coffee, was really good, first-rate stuff.

Ivan Corsa Photo

Washington, DC: Graf Alley in Adams Morgan – No. 6

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The view looking out toward 18th Street from the alley that runs past Caribou Coffee in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of the American capital.

Background Note
We were out of town visiting Washington, DC last weekend and snapped this series of images in the Adams Morgan district of the Amercian capital. Washington is a famously clean, well-groomed and orderly city (or, at least, it is in most of the city, that is, in those areas where the well-heeled work, live and play). While in Adams Morgan, the only graf we saw was hidden in narrow back alleys. Most of it was aesthetically insginificant, but some, like the throw-ups we found in this alley off 18th Street, across from the Caribou Coffee, was really good, first-rate stuff.

Ivan Corsa Photo

Uptown Graf Truck No. 3

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Here’s a view of the side of the truck.

Background Note
Graf is pretty rare on the posh and anodyne Upper East Side of Manhattan, a district that is home to some of the most expensive real estate in the America, if not the world. (That is, it’s pretty rare below East 96th Street and Spanish Harlem. ) But one way graf appears in famed U.E.S. nabes like Yorkville and Carnegie Hill is when “bombed” delivery trucks arrive. Here’s one in the process of unloading produce at a local deli.

Ivan Corsa Photo

Uptown Graf Truck No. 2

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Here’s another shot of the truck’s rear sliding door closed.

Background Note
Graf is pretty rare on the posh and anodyne Upper East Side of Manhattan, a district that is home to some of the most expensive real estate in the America, if not the world. (That is, it’s pretty rare below East 96th Street and Spanish Harlem. ) But one way graf appears in famed U.E.S. nabes like Yorkville and Carnegie Hill is when “bombed” delivery trucks arrive. Here’s one in the process of unloading produce at a local deli.

Ivan Corsa Photo

Uptown Graf Truck No. 1

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Graf is pretty rare on the posh and anodyne Upper East Side of Manhattan, a district that is home to some of the most expensive real estate in the America, if not the world. (That is, it’s pretty rare below East 96th Street and Spanish Harlem. ) But one way graf appears in famed U.E.S. nabes like Yorkville and Carnegie Hill is when “bombed” delivery trucks arrive. Here’s one in the process of unloading produce at a local deli.

Ivan Corsa Photo

NYC Winter Wonderland 2

NYC Winter Wonderland 2

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Sledders are out in force on Cedar Hill in Central Park, New York City, after a massive blizzard dropped approximately 28 inches of snow.

Background Note
A record one-day snowfall in New York City this past weekend turned Central Park into a winter wonderland, replete with sledders and skiiers. Look in one direction and you could think you were standing in the middle of a remote mountain ski resort. Look in the opposite direction and you see the famous high-rise luxury apartments and condos of Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Beautiful.

Ivan Corsa Photo