Archive for: August, 2008

West 42nd Street/Times Square Subway Art 1 [Detail 3]

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The Onset of Winter.
Artist: Jack Beal (1999).
West 42nd Street/Times Square glass tile mosaic art #1 [Detail 3]
as seen on the mezzanine for NYC's Times Square stop at Broadway and 41st for the 1, 2, and 3 trains.
Image: GrrlScientist 2008 [larger view].

The pair of 7'x20' glass mosaic murals, entitled "The Return of Spring" and "The Onset of Winter", depict various New York City street scenes and were paintings translated to mosaics by Artistic Mosaics Travisanutto of Italy. They were first unveiled to the public at the Gallery of Modern Art in Udine, Italy, in 1999 and 2003 respectively. "The Return of Spring" depicts construction workers and other city dwellers in front of a rendering of an original IRT subway kiosk. The scene depicted in "The Onset of Winter" is a crowd (some with faces of the artist's friends) watching a film crew record a scene of a woman entering the subway, as the first snowflakes of winter come down on the background New York skyline.

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London Update: A Brief Comment About the Conference

Aug 31 2008 Published by under London, England

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London's Royal Institution's Faraday Hall, the main laecture hall, where I was a speaker at Nature Network's European Science Blogging Conference 2008 (Notice who is sitting at the podium, facing the audience!).
Image: GrrlScientist 30 August 2008 [larger view].

The image above was taken from the front of the Faraday Lecture Hall at the Royal Institution where I was a speaker in the morning, immediately following the keynpote address which was delivered by Ben Goldacre.

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Least Grebe 3

Aug 31 2008 Published by under Image of the Day

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Least Grebe, Tachybaptus dominicus, at Brazos Bend State Park, Creekfield Lake, Texas.
Image: Joseph Kennedy, 16 February 2006 [larger view].
Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/320s f/8.0 at 500.0mm iso400.

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West 42nd Street/Times Square Subway Art 1 [Detail 2]

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The Onset of Winter.
Artist: Jack Beal (1999).
West 42nd Street/Times Square glass tile mosaic art #1 [Detail 2]
as seen on the mezzanine for NYC's Times Square stop at Broadway and 41st for the 1, 2, and 3 trains.
Image: GrrlScientist 2008 [larger view].

The pair of 7'x20' glass mosaic murals, entitled "The Return of Spring" and "The Onset of Winter", depict various New York City street scenes and were paintings translated to mosaics by Artistic Mosaics Travisanutto of Italy. They were first unveiled to the public at the Gallery of Modern Art in Udine, Italy, in 1999 and 2003 respectively. "The Return of Spring" depicts construction workers and other city dwellers in front of a rendering of an original IRT subway kiosk. The scene depicted in "The Onset of Winter" is a crowd (some with faces of the artist's friends) watching a film crew record a scene of a woman entering the subway, as the first snowflakes of winter come down on the background New York skyline.

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Least Grebe 2

Aug 30 2008 Published by under Image of the Day

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Least Grebe, Tachybaptus dominicus, at Brazos Bend State Park, Creekfield Lake, Texas.
Image: Joseph Kennedy, 16 February 2006 [larger view].
Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/400s f/8.0 at 500.0mm iso400.

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West 42nd Street/Times Square Subway Art 1 [Detail 1]

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The Onset of Winter.
Artist: Jack Beal (1999).
West 42nd Street/Times Square glass tile mosaic art #1 [Detail 1]
as seen on the mezzanine for NYC's Times Square stop at Broadway and 41st for the 1, 2, and 3 trains.
Image: GrrlScientist 2008 [larger view].

The pair of 7'x20' glass mosaic murals, entitled "The Return of Spring" and "The Onset of Winter", depict various New York City street scenes and were paintings translated to mosaics by Artistic Mosaics Travisanutto of Italy. They were first unveiled to the public at the Gallery of Modern Art in Udine, Italy, in 1999 and 2003 respectively. "The Return of Spring" depicts construction workers and other city dwellers in front of a rendering of an original IRT subway kiosk. The scene depicted in "The Onset of Winter" is a crowd (some with faces of the artist's friends) watching a film crew record a scene of a woman entering the subway, as the first snowflakes of winter come down on the background New York skyline.

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Least Grebe 1

Aug 29 2008 Published by under Image of the Day

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Least Grebe, Tachybaptus dominicus, at Brazos Bend State Park, Creekfield Lake, Texas.
Image: Joseph Kennedy, 16 February 2006 [larger view].
Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/320s f/8.0 at 500.0mm iso400.

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My First Real Morning in London

Aug 29 2008 Published by under London, England


Professor Steve Steve has a large appetite, especially for such a small bear! If he keeps eating like this, I am going to have to force him to give me a paying job! [larger view].

I have slept, finally and am ready to go to the Nature offices today for our scheduled day of frivolity (and photography).

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West 42nd Street/Times Square Subway Art 1

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The Onset of Winter.
Artist: Jack Beal (1999).
West 42nd Street/Times Square glass tile mosaic art #1
as seen on the mezzanine for NYC's Times Square stop at Broadway and 41st for the 1, 2, and 3 trains.
Image: GrrlScientist 2008 [larger view].

The pair of 7'x20' glass mosaic murals, entitled "The Return of Spring" and "The Onset of Winter", depict various New York City street scenes and were paintings translated to mosaics by Artistic Mosaics Travisanutto of Italy. They were first unveiled to the public at the Gallery of Modern Art in Udine, Italy, in 1999 and 2003 respectively. "The Return of Spring" depicts construction workers and other city dwellers in front of a rendering of an original IRT subway kiosk. The scene depicted in "The Onset of Winter" is a crowd (some with faces of the artist's friends) watching a film crew record a scene of a woman entering the subway, as the first snowflakes of winter come down on the background New York skyline.

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Bombycilla cedrorum

Aug 28 2008 Published by under Image of the Day

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Cedar Waxwing, Bombycilla cedrorum, at the A&M Tract on Pelican Island, Texas.
Image: Joseph Kennedy, 18 May 2007 [larger view].
Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/250s f/9.5 at 800.0mm iso400.

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