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Quelle surprise! The sidewalks of New York

Ugohenge at Rockefeller Plaza

Ugohenge at Rockefeller Plaza

Stonehenge-like rock towers, a piece of the Berlin Wall, pop-macabre porcelain, and a line of teens anxiously waiting to get inside a clothing store to buy shorts and bathing suits.

Those were a few of the things I encountered in New York yesterday when I started my Broadway Vacay Staycay, shorthand for “I’m taking a week of vacation to commute into the city and see Broadway shows.”

While making my way in and out of the theater district I saw some interesting things (I don’t mean the scads of “Hop On Hop Off” bus tour shills or the scuzzy-looking mock Elmo characters, although there were plenty of those “interesting” individuals around).

I saw some cool things, starting with Rockefeller Plaza. Near the skating rink, there were nine tall rock figures that looked like they were swiped from Stonehenge. I had no idea what they were so I googled them and discovered they’re an art installation by Ugo Rondinone who made them from bluestone. He calls them “Human Nature.”  Read more…

Rainbows and Unicorns

The perfect hit, a rainbow unicorn.

The perfect hit, a rainbow unicorn.

There are billions of searches done on the internet each day, leading people directly to websites and blogs. If you play your cards right and use the right keywords and tags you likely will get a lot of hits.

For example, I work for a Connecticut newspaper and a few years ago one of our sister papers ran a very simple photo of a rainbow on its website. The photo quickly got thousands of  hits.

More recently, a rather ordinary little story merely mentioned the word “unicorn” and it too got thousands of quick hits. Read more…

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