Monday, March 30, 2020

Vision Rising Out of the Sea

"To me 
New York is a vision that rises out of the sea as I come up the harbor on my Atlantic liner, and which glimmers for a while in the sun for the first of my stay amidst its pinnacles; but which vanishes, but for fragmentary glimpses, as become one of the grey creatures that crawl about like ants, at the bottom of its gloomy caverns."

Alvin Langdon Coburn, quoted in Beyond the Architect's Eye

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