Saturday, June 19, 2010

Ginsberg's Pad

While on a trip to NYC in 2002, I convinced Mary to trek to the apartment building at 206 E. 7th St., where Allen Ginsberg lived for many years. I've been wanting to add this picture to my collection of dead author landmarks, but I could never find it. It recently surfaced when I retrieved some data from the hard drive of a computer that's been out of service for several years.

Ginsberg's Pad


Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Interesting photo and one of great personal pleasure, it seems.

Darryl and Ruth : )

#167 Dad said...

That's some kind of door. It's got to be ten feet,huh? The character in the lower right corner really fits.

David C. said...

Living in WV, thanks for the comment. I was more pleased than my wife after we made a long walk from the subway station.

As you recall, I am well over four feet tall, so your estimate is probably pretty close.

Anonymous said...

You never know what you'll find in those old archives. I find myself saying "where did this come from?" all too often.

Thanks for the kind words about my favorite tree. My first foray into Diafine was with TX but then I tried Ilford FP4+ and loved it. I bought a batch several years ago on sale but that's nearly gone and the stuff is too expensive now.

I'm experimenting with both Legacy Pro emulsions in hopes I'll find a suitable replacement. Can't beat the price. I got (20) 24 exp rolls for $29.95 -- ten of each emulsion.

I love that 35mm lens for most things but I don't like it for portraits -- too wide. I'll stick with my 50's and my 85 for portraits.

I still use TX. It's the film I normally load into my Bessa with the old screwmount 50/1.4 Takumar lens. Great combo.