“Spring in New York” Art Show
Human as the one and only coordinate system in our world... /Dasha Melnik/
Путешествие есть победа над жизнью /Николай Рерих/**
** “SPRING in NEW YORK” ART SHOW created and directed by the Australian journalist and photographer DASHA MELNIK.
“Photography has always been something I liked and admire. I do believe that every person, his or her body language, gestures, facial expressions are full of stories, and those stories are just waiting to be revealed”.
Heart of the Theater District and of New York City. “Big lights will inspire you” – and it’s definitely the case when you’re standing in the center of the fascinating square which has the world’s largest concentration of billboards.
Radio City Music Hall
It’s an Art Deco style musical hall and a part of Rockefeller Centre. It had started operating in 1932 and since then became a legend. It looks spectacular at night - with that magenta lights that you can see far away on the distance and never miss out.
The main information booth in the center of the concourse is the most popular meeting spot for New Yorkers. But if your friend was late, you wouldn’t notice how the time passed - just looking up at the astronomical ceiling with the signs of the Zodiac and 2500 stars.
Brooklyn Botanic garden /cherry bloom/
It’s the most popular spring destination to catch the cherry blossoms. Charming pink forest where you can get lost and forget that you are in the middle of the city. One of the locals shared her emotions about that magic time - “it’s spring, true spring in New York, I’ve been waiting for it the whole year, and only these two weeks are the most precious for me in the city”.
Heroes of New York
The Nobel Prize in Literature Joseph Brodsky joked - “New York could be described only by Superman... if he was able to write poetry”. New York desperately demands super heroes, but any super hero would look like as a little kid on the city’s background.
Closer to the Gods
Finally, the puzzles make sense – people are building towers to fake mountains. Being in the heart of New York you can experience the same feeling as if you would be in the Alps. Being among the clouds make you feel closer to your Gods.
Did you know that if Brooklyn Bridge was completely washed it would be light pink?
Originally, Brooklyn Bridge was constructed to connect poor neighborhoods of Brooklyn and luxury Manhattan. Brooklyn invested its own funds into this construction to break the wall between 2 contrast worlds.
I don’t know if New Yorkers are very religious people or not – but every day thousands of people just come to the churches to listen to the beautiful music and enjoy some magic that happening there.
Statue of Liberty
The main and the simplest symbol of New York and democracy. However, it is very tricky to reach this famous lady. As a true French mademoiselle, she is flirting with us by changing her outfit from dull bronze to aristocratic green (verdigris), which looks very elegant in purple lights of the sunset.
Top of the Rocks
I spent half of the day on top of the roof of Rockefeller center observing people behind the window who had spent 6-8 hours in a line obsessed with desire to catch only 3 minutes to take selfie with ridiculously legendary Empire State Building.
It doesn’t matter what you know about modern art. The building is so unique that it is an art work on its own right, which is why many visitors coming not only for art – they coming to appreciate the building itself. It’s a labyrinth in which you need to reach the final destination to realize the concept of modern art.
I dedicated one entire day exploring Central Park, the only little piece of fresh air in New York. My biggest discovery was that you can find a lot of turtles in the middle of the busiest city. You will be surprised by this huge contrast between peaceful, green park and the city that never sleeps, people who always run… It is a quintessence of the world balance. Maybe ancient people were right and the world supported on the back of the turtle?
I don’t believe in American dream. Do you? But the only thing I definitely know – that Big Apple can bring all you want, it’s just the matter of knowing what your true and sincere desire is…
Happy and Sad
You can be happy or sad, this city will cause emotions in any way. Nobody cares frankly speaking. But this city will stay in your memory, in your heart forever, like coca cola…