woensdag 31 oktober 2012

Jane's Carousel

Jane's Carousel NYC - photo: a_popular_user
>>Few pictures of Hurricane Sandy captured both the enormity of the disaster and the unquenchable spirit buried deep in the city’s core better than the image of Jane’s Carousel, the glass-enclosed merry-go-round on the waterfront near the Brooklyn Bridge, taken at the height of the storm. The photo shows the dark water lapping at the horses’ hooves, with the eerie blacked-out lower-Manhattan skyline in the background, and the festive riderless ponies twinkling merrily in the bright yellow light. Originally posted on Instagram and picked up by CNN, the picture was seen all around the world; at one point that night it was at the top of Twitter’s trends.<<  (Read more: The New Yorker)

...wow...the power of Instagram...
but also: annoyed!  - I tried to search for the original via Instagram, but look, all of a sudden numerous people 'made' this image too...long live digital photograhy?!

Screenshot Instagram foto's met  'Jane's Carousel'
#Janescarousel made it through #sandy
with just a little water damage, looks like. Photo: ldugdale
Original source: Dutch photographer ‏@HeleenMees
'During the storm I could see both Jane and her carousel from my window'

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