Friday, June 26, 2015

Tweety Bird Truck

I think I must be hankering for another trip into the wilds.  How else to explain this current obsession with past trips?  A flashback Friday to a day spent traversing the Arctic Circle, visiting Coldfoot AK (the only rest stop on the Dalton Highway) and ending with learning about native Alaskan history and culture in Wiseman (population of 14 as of the 2010 census).  It was a good day!


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Elephant

This photo is from my second trip to southern Africa in 2007 with my niece Julia.  The trip was way before I started this blog and our adventures took us from South Africa to Botswana to Zambia and then back to South Africa.  To say it was epic would be an understatement.

I snapped this photo after we had careened through the bush to join the morning game drive that was already in progress.  Because we were the last to arrive, we got the back seat of the jeep which we really liked (a good thing that we did because the front seats were in high demand).  I remember our guide telling us to stay very still as this elephant eyed us which, of course, we did. 

Photograph Elephant (Botswana 2007) by Nancy Lundebjerg on 500px

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Times Square Yoga (II)

Behind every Times Square event, there is a team that worries about things like where will yoga class members go once they've rolled up their mats (Times Square Yoga).  Can't say that I blame her, Times Square on a normal Sunday in June is pretty crowded so adding 100s of yoga adherents to the mix was virtually guaranteed to create pedestrian gridlock.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Times Square Yoga

It may not make sense to see hundreds of people doing Yoga in Times Square but somehow it seemed right in an only in NYC sort of way.


Saturday, June 6, 2015

Expedition Kusama (2015)

This past week, I left work a bit early to catch "Give Me Love", an exhibition of Yayoi Kusama's work at the David Zwirner Gallery.  Like the Infinity Room (Expedition Kusama), there was a line to see the Obliteration Room.  it wasn't nearly as time-consuming (20 minutes vs. 3 hours) and they gave you about 4 minutes in the room itself vs. 45 seconds.  Most folks seemed to take 10_ minutes (us included).


The room is housed in a facade -- American flag included -- that could be the front of any house in any American suburb.   Once inside, you are in something more akin to a small NYC studio with a living room on one end and a kitchen on the other.  We were given a sheet of brightly colored dots as we entered the room --  and visitors can place the dots anywhere in the room including on our own clothing, face, shoes, whatever.  Yes, that is me above.    It's fun, it's festive, and exactly what I've come to expect from Kusama.  They collect unused dots as you leave the Obliteration Room -- causing us to wonder what the Zwirner Galery did with them.

In addition to participating in creating the room, visitors also signed off on our images being used in subsequent art projects involving videos and photos.  Hmm, I'll have to watch out for that project!

Give Me Love also features a room full of polka dotted pumpkins laid out on a bare concrete floor as well as a collection of canvases from Kusama.  I love those pumpkins and hope they show up in the permanent collection of the Whitney (they have a lot of new space to fill) or the Modern.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Freight Train (in Color)

Yesterday I posted this same shot in black and white.  Today is the color version.  I like how the mood changes between the two.  I also liked that I could get so close to the train.  So close in fact that if I were a little stronger and a little more spry I could have hopped on to that last car and caught a ride.  Although I think it would have been a VERY short ride -- ending at the next stop in Denver at which point I would have had to call the intrepid Nancy B for a ride home to the hotel!