Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Lomo, Godot, and Design

Carl's apartment. It's above a funeral home!

On Bleecker St.

Lomographic Society Gallery.

All the photos on the walls are individual pictures taken with vintage cameras. Click on the picture for a closer look. It's pretty cool!

Museum of Art and Design (MAD!). It's the white building.

John and I were talking and decided there is a difference between a trip and a vacation. Trips are meant to conquer. You get your maps, travel guides, and agenda and create an attack plan to see as much of a city as possible. When on a trip you stagger into your hostel or hotel room exhausted and wake up to do it again. Then there's a vacation. We think a vacation is more leisurely. You stroll, sit, gaze, and soak it all up. Our New York trip, this time, was more of a vacation.

On our second day we visited the Lomographic Society Gallery and store. It is an accumulation of vintage and toy cameras (Holgas, Diana's, Fisheyes, etc) and pictures taken with said cameras. I wanted to take more pictures but whimped out because of the cooler people who had DSLR's and beards while I was toting my little point and shoot. I did buy some new film for my Diana and am excited to try it out.

Next we headed to the Museum of Art and Design, also known as the MAD. It just opened in the fall of 2008. Our favorite was the fourth floor which was filled with art made from every day objects. A chandelier made of glasses, a couch tribute to Emelda Marcos made of vintage shoes, and the most intricate little origami like trees cut out from shopping bags.

That night we went to see Waiting for Godot with Carl. We got lost on the subway (sad). We all got a little depressed after the play. I think I'd rather wait for Godot than hang myself from that tree. Afterward we scarfed down burgers, shakes, and fries from the Shake Shack. Yum! It was a very satisfying day. We went home stuffed and a little more optimistic because of our food.
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holtkamp said...

glad you had a good vacation! i can't wait to see your diana pics!

Amanda said...

:) i'm glad you guys had fun. vacations are always needed...and it's nice to do a little bit of both--seeing things and relaxing.