NEW YORK STATES OF MIND

Visual Spaces

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It’s a jungle out there (East 7th St -now painted over in 2017)

Marion Valladares Smith

I always look at man-hole covers cos some of them are made in India…..but the sidewalks sometimes sizzle in summer (1st Ave and 1st St)

 

Walking on NY’s crowded sidewalks is an art (ubiquitous)
Walking on NY’s crowded sidewalks is an art (ubiquitous)

 

PYO: fighting for artists’ rights to the sidewalk

 

Focus on the good….: subway stairs in dilapidated system
Subway stairs in dilapidated system

 

Guns don’t kill: outside a dance disco on Houston St
Outside a dance disco on Houston St

 

No Parking: A New Yorker’s bane
A New Yorker’s bane

 

All photos © Marion Valladares Smith. All rights reserved.

 

Marion Valladares Smith on the terrace of her home in East Village, NYC
Marion Valladares Smith on the rooftop of her home in East Village, NYC
Marion Valladares Smith is a Language Instructor and has traveled widely in India, Europe and the Americas. She is particularly attracted by the human detail of things she sees and the effect it has on her. In the tradition of generations of her family, she graduated from St Xavier’s College, Bombay and went on to hone her language skills in Spain and France where she lived and studied for several years. For the last thirty years she has lived in worked teaching English, French and Spanish to immigrants and professionals in New York City which has, for all practical purposes, replaced Bombay as home.

 

 

 

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