Thursday, August 17, 2006

WHERE WAS I? Please leave your guesses in the comments section!
























VISUAL CLUE ADDED AUGUST 18
























Photos: David Marc Fischer

30 comments:

Scott said...

were you at the dragon boat races in flushing?

gary said...

Hmmm, a rock and origami. I'll guess the Noguchi museum.

the chef said...

is it in manhattan?

the chef said...

is it at PS 1?

David Marc Fischer said...

Scott: No, sorry!

Gary: No, but you're warmer than Scott because....

The Chef: Yes, I was was in Manhattan! (So no, I wasn't at PS 1.)

Scott said...

were you at some sort of wildlife habitat, or zoo?

the chef said...

Is it below 10th st.?

Emma said...

The asia society on park avenue?

Emma said...

is it a gallery in soho?

Emma said...

is it a gallery in chelsea?

David Marc Fischer said...

No, Scott, I wasn't at a zoo or wildlife habitat.

Chef, I wasn't below 10th Street.

Emma, your Asia Society guess is the warmest so far!

Emma said...

the Japan Society on east 47th?

the chef said...

are you below 50th?

Emma said...

The garden at the China Institute on east 65th?

the chef said...

Is it the Asian art gallery?

the chef said...

Rubin Museum?

Debbie said...

Hey! Chef and Em, slow down! You're bombarding the poor guy.

Were you at the American Craft Museum back in 2001 for their Origamic Architectue exhibit?

David Marc Fischer said...

I was not below 50th.

Asia Society on Park is still the warmest guess so far!

gary said...

OK, I'm going to make a different supposition and hypothesize that that those colorful items are not origami and therefore guess you were at El Museo del Barrio.

David Marc Fischer said...

Gary, you're running hot and...er...actually warmer and cold.

gary said...

Were you at the Whitney?

David Marc Fischer said...

Interesting guess...but nope!

gary said...

Were you on or east of 5th Ave?

David Marc Fischer said...

No, Gary.

Scott said...

riverside drive? in the 90s.

Debbie said...

Some part of Central Park that I've never seen, with buildings and statues? And little drink umbrella stuff.

David Marc Fischer said...

Scott's very warm!

Debbie's not!

Scott said...

the new york buddhist church at 331-332 riverside drive!

David Marc Fischer said...

Congratulations, Scott! You're hot!

I was outside the New York Buddhist Church, on Riverside Drive between 105th and 106th Streets.

In front of the church, behind a gate, atop a pedestal that stands on a foundation raised well above street level, is the statue of Shinran Shonin (1173-1262), the founder of Jodoshinshu True Pure Land School Buddhism. The statue was formerly on the outskirts of Hiroshima.

At the base of the statue, out of view, were the origami figures.

This was a challenging shoot. Because the gate was locked and the foundation is high, I didn't even see the origami figures until after I'd taken the picture! In other words, it was a blind shot--and much better than many other shots I've taken. Even taking the picture of the statue was challenging because of sunlight and the gate.

Debbie said...

Good goin' Scottie! Only took you 2 days to realize that this is 3 blocks from your home... plus Google!!