The Lower East Side

The Lower East Side

Recently I had a very brief and joyful visit to New York City. Although I did not have much time to photograph, I managed to wander the streets for an hour or so with my camera. I was staying in the Lower East Side, an area filled with former tenement buildings that had originally housed many of New York’s immegrant populations. Unbelievably, around 100 years ago this neighbourhood had the highest

population density in the world. Now it feels comfortable and friendly and low key. I was intrigued by the ornate building façades, given the humble living quarters they were intended for. As soon as I started looking around, all manner of interesting things appeared, like this young woman peaking out from behind a building. More of my townscape photos can be found here and my travel photos can be found here.

Orange was the old beige

Orange was the old beige

One of these things is not like the other … I can never resist bright colours in what is usually a bland setting, such as Lewes Railway Station. Unfortunately the column was only temporarily orange, but interestingly, it was the colour that was revealed under layers of paint. I like to think that in another era the columns were all bright orange and not the beige they are now.

More of my townscape photos can be found here, quite a few of which have more orange in them.

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