Flying by the Opera House

Sydney, Australia

The Opera House really is lovely and I took lots of pictures of it from many angles and in many lights. Looking back at these 5 MP jpeg images now, shot on my Dimage A-1, I’m forced to admit that most of them are not that good: noisy, ill-framed, poorly exposed.

The New Moynihan Train Hall

We walked down to the new Moynihan Train Hall, just for something to do – our first time seeing it. It looked airy and bright and new, built in the old Central Post Office building across the street from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station. No doubt pandemic emptiness contributes to the cavernous architect’s-model look of the place. Of course, the escalators lead down to the same grimy old train platforms but at least they bypass Penn Station. However, it appears to only serve the Amtrak trains – not so much help for LIRR or NJ Transit passengers as yet.

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Skyline

Central Park, New York

Excuse the obscenity, but it’s hard to think of these obscene new erections as anything but pencil-dick buildings, leveraging hideous loopholes in NY real estate law to enrich developers and allow Russian and other kleptocratic regimes’ oligarchs to hide and protect their ill-gotten wealth in empty pieds à terre, through layers of shell corporations, whilst blighting Central Park’s skyline.