For the last week, the Daily City Photo Blog logo has been proudly displayed in the sidebar here.
This site will be a part of a larger ring of sites offering daily photos from cities around the world. Photo blogs post daily from Auckland New Zealand, Bogor Indonesia, Portland Maine and everywhere in between. But there's a glitch in the matrix - since my feed isn't compatible with their site, it doesn't show up on the blog roll. Drat.
Last summer after visiting Paris, I discovered Paris Daily Photo. Little did I know, PDP began the daily photo blog genre. Its creator, Eric Tenin, started posting a photo a day from his glamorous home city. Three years later, there are nearly 500 cities participating in the same cause.
I loved Eric's photos and the glimmer of a thought was planted waaay in the back of my head to be a part of their blogroll. It would be cool to represent New York in a more official sense. Someday.
I have it easy - you can always find something to photograph on any given day, on any given block in New York. My only current difficulties are the weather, which is often gray and dreary, and my schedule, which limits my time outside.
Today I treated myself to a walk from Madison Square Garden to Union Square. I stopped along the way to get delicious Chicago style hotdog from the Shack Shack in Madison Square Park (all-beef dog on a poppy seed bun, topped with mustard, relish, onion, cucumber, pickle, tomato, sport pepper and celery salt).
I hadn't been in the neighborhood in eons. It was great to be in the park again, the dog run half full with pugs, terriers and mutts. I was hoping to photograph the Flatiron Building at 23rd and Fifth Avenue, one of my favorite city landmarks, but the lighting wasn't right.
I promised to return. I'll have to come back for the stately details of the New York Life Building, the motley assortment of furniture stores on Broadway and the spacious restaurants lining Park Avenue South.
I'm not done with that neighborhood. Not even close.
Click here for an earlier post about Paris Daily Photo.