Oh, What a Lovely Wall

We now return you to our regularly scheduled program…

If you’ve been following, we’ve been featuring the Kodachrome slides my father shot in England and Germany in the mid-’50s, starting with this post. We’ll take a short break from those for now and turn back to my street photography here in dear, dirty New York.

This wall, which I’ve photographed several times before, is a lovely creamy white, especially against a cloudless deep blue sky, as here. Unfortunately it’s grown more difficult as the building next to it on the corner has pulled down their always-locked, “public” garden (don’t get me started) and spent the last year and a half jack-hammering it into a monstrosity of modernist retail space with the gardens on top, mind you, so as to be available only to their residents. Such are the ills of capitalism.

W 92nd Street, New York

die Kirchen

Some more pictures of the Bamberg area taken in 1955-56 on Kodachrome slide film by my father.

According to Wikipedia, “Bamberg extends over seven hills, each crowned by a beautiful church. This has led to Bamberg being called the “Franconian Rome” — although a running joke among Bamberg’s tour guides is to refer to Rome instead as the “Italian Bamberg”. The hills are Cathedral Hill, Michaelsberg, Kaulberg/Obere Pfarre, Stefansberg, Jakobsberg, Altenburger Hill and Abtsberg.” I’m not sure which of these are pictured below, or even if these are all churches and not some of the many Schlösser my mother told me about but couldn’t identify.

You can see the original post describing this slide-scanning project here.

Bamberg Cathedral?, Bavaria, Germany

Bamberg, Germany