Friday, October 23, 2009

Street Scenes

"This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.” ~Plato


"A healthy social life is found only, when in the mirror of each soul the whole community finds its reflection, and when in the whole community the virtue of each one is living." ~Rudolf Steiner



"What is the city but the people?" ~William Shakespeare



"The life of our city is rich in poetic and marvelous subjects. We are enveloped and steeped as though in an atmosphere of the marvelous; but we do not notice it." ~Charles Baudelaire



"The chief function of the city is to convert power into form, energy into culture, dead matter into the living symbols of art, biological reproduction into social creativity." ~Lewis Mumford




“If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world, and that his heart is no island cut off from other lands, but a continent that joins to them.” ~Francis Bacon, Sr.




"The City is a perfect Mandala.
Its radiant pathways
Channel divine
Activity every direction."
~Max Reif



“When you look at a city, it's like reading the hopes, aspirations and pride of everyone who built it.” ~Hugh Newell Jacobsen



"There is no finish line." ~ Nike ad slogan



"A city is a place where there is no need to wait for next week to get the answer to a question, to taste the food of any country, to find new voices to listen to and familiar ones to listen to again." ~Margaret Mead



"The city of happiness is in the state of mind." ~unknown



"Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep." ~Le Corbusier



"Buildings, too, are children of Earth and Sun." ~Frank Lloyd Wright



“Architecture is the reaching out for the truth.” ~Louis Kahn

25 comments:

Pam said...

This is an interesting series of street scenes, Diane. How in the world did you get the police officers to pose for you?

Evelyn Howard said...

I enjoy your photos :) THanks.

Icy BC said...

Beautiful post, Diane! I love all the quotes about city life..

Elisabeth said...

Nice job...I went to town yesterday and took a few snaps. It isn't as easy as one might think. You have the knack for sure. Thanks so much for sharing...these are terrific! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Julie said...

How cool was this post???...love the quotes, and photos!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Excellent post Diana. Love those quotes and most of them so true. As humans I think we tend to act more like animals nowdays and forget what our basics should be.

Gaelyn said...

A wonderful and worth collection of quotes. A love all the candid shots of the people in your city. Especially the Dad's pushing the baby buggys. You are very good at portraits. Marvelous post.

Max Reif said...

Man, I love seeing my poem with Shakespeare, Plato, Mumford et al!
--Max Reif (really liked that poem, but few people seemed to tune in to it, so nice that you did!) So intoxicated I'll have to come back in order to really LOOK at your whole page!

Salitype said...

an interesting post...indeed, what is a city but the reflection of its people!


lovely quotes,i am a big fan of quotables!

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Pacey said...

I have always loved street scenes, coz I think it gives out the heart and soul of a place.

Diane AZ said...

Hi Max, It's cool to hear from an author I quoted. I love your entire "City of God" poem found at PoemHunter.com. Thank you for allowing me to use a portion of it on my City Scenes post.

rainfield61 said...

City is where I live, jungle is where I find my soul.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Some really beautiful and fantastic shots !! I loved the mixed shots !! Nice post !! Thanks for sharing..Unseen Rajasthan

Martha Z said...

Great pairings of quotes and photos. Gandpa would have loved it, I think I can hear him bragging to the angels.

Diane AZ said...

Thanks Martha, your heartwarming comment makes me smile. :)

betchai said...

i agree with everybody Diane, you have such wonderful collection of city scenery.

Lindy MacDuff said...

Always something unique and interesting on your blog. Well done!

Ebie said...

Very interesting scenes, and a great compilation, too. The quotes that came along with the photos are just so true.

Sharkbytes said...

Well, I am not a city fan, but you sure did a great job of creating a mood. Very nice.

Regina said...

How awesome. Those are real life! Nice quotes.
Enjoy the weekend.

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

a lovely set of street photos - I especially like the girls with their dogs and the bloke reading his newspaper.

cieldequimper said...

That's such a great, diverse post! I really enjoyed watching these city dwellers.

Loree said...

What evocative photos and quotes. Very beautiful.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

these are great portraits of people in Tucson. Very well done. I enjoyed visiting your site and really like your images. I have signed up as a follower and look forward to more great photos.

koala said...

What an awesome collection of street shots!