We were on a swiftly moving train at night somewhere along New Jersey’s string of sprawling seaside towns when the lights suddenly went out in the train car except for the signage that read “This Station.”
Here’s the latest series of images for our ongoing visual culture (“VC”) project “What’s Outside the Window?” The photos were taken from a plane looking south as it flew over New York City on a recent trip. In the images you can see the southern-most tip of downtown Manhattan in the lower center, with Brooklyn on the left and New Jersey on the right.
America’s premier professional soccer league, Major League Soccer (or “the MLS”) started its 2013 season this month. Billboard ads and wild-posting ads for New York’s team, the Red Bulls, have been appearing throughout the city promoting the club’s stars and schedule, as pictured below. As many readers of Global Graphica know, we’re big “football” or soccer fans here, though mostly of the European teams and leagues, especially the Champions League and English Premier League. By comparison, the caliber of MLS soccer is of a lower standard that what you see in Europe and we don’t follow the MLS. But we’ve been to a few Red Bulls matches at their shiny, sparkly and well-organized stadium, the Red Bulls Arena across the Hudson River from Manhattan in Harrison, New Jersey, and we’ve always had a superb, rollicking good time. Not too mention we’ve had the chance to see International French soccer legend Thierry Henry play every time. He joined the club in 2010. That alone has been worth the price of admission.