Friday, July 9, 2010

Shift Shots 9/21/09

Downtown at South Street Seaport
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Downtown in the Financial District
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The Lower East Side
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24 comments:

Chrissy said...

Cool perspective of the building u caught in the side mirror!

It's Time to Live said...

The world you live in each day is vastly different than the one I wake up to. Yours is interesting but I much prefer my mountains, swamps and wildlife.

NYC taxi photo said...

I'm assuming I much prefer your mountains as well.

but
there is a tranquility to being in the car, and having an illusion of controlling your own destiny, sitting and moving, and covering all ground and at the same time, having nowhere in particular to go by any particular time.

Kaleidoskope Eyes said...

I don't think the possibility of controlling your ouw destiny is an illusion... even if it is just by doing what we have to, we're making our own destiny...

it's a conforting thought...

cherry said...

nice photos!! ;)

pokechopsamich said...

in The Lower East Side photo, were you intentionally trying to capture the man in your side mirror or was that just wonderful timing? he was the 1st thing that caught my eye. a picture hidden within a picture lol, so to speak.

NYC taxi photo said...

that was definitely not intentional just a lucky shot.

Mynx said...

Living on the other side of the world my perception of NYC is one of frantic activity. I love how your photos show a quiet restful side.

noo-ddd said...

nice photos very much...

Jonathan said...

Wicked blog. But one side thing,...GO RED SOX!

~JON
lifeofakidnamedjon.blogspot.com

cxijs said...

I love viewing your pics, the main reason I became one of your followers. We are looking to relocate to NYC soon, currently looking for employment there, and your pictures really make me home sick :) keep'em coming.

Finding My Green Thumb said...

great blog, glad i asked you to write the name down on the receipt.

Gunel (Guni) said...

wow...second pic is just so calming...i love your dark street pics..

NYC taxi photo said...

ignorance! as if we didn't have another team, that kicked the red sox' ass back in 86' i hate the yankees

NYC taxi photo said...

Hah! fantastic Green Thumb, thanks for stopping by! i don't usually tell people about it, but nobody else talks to me about taxiblogs!! thanks again!

The Kid In The Front Row said...

Dude, just spent an hour on your blog. Your pictures are fucking beautiful.

Keep up the amazing work.

NYC taxi photo said...

thank you

Carla said...

great project, loving the taxi photos,
thanks

CARLA
www.carlacoulson.com

The Kid In The Front Row said...

no worries, keep up the great work!

Michael O'Hara said...

Hey, I walked past a lexus NYCTaxi last night around 95th & Broadway and thought of you. What do you have to do to drive one of these things? Here are a few iPhone snapshots:
http://www.phattire.net/iphone/mobile85.jpg
http://www.phattire.net/iphone/mobile86.jpg
http://www.phattire.net/iphone/mobile87.jpg

Enjoying your photos,
Mike

NYC taxi photo said...

I assume they all own their cars, one for sure owns everything, the medallion and the car. I envy them for their commitment, they have to be saying to themselves that they are spending so much time in the car they may as well be comfortable, but you've had to have owned the medallion for a good chunk of time, or inherited it to be living large. otherwise with that kind of car you need to drive everyday, and do it at both the morning and evening with a break in the middle for an hour or two, and just enough time to sleep at night. some people are getting the jetta wagon now! I confirmed today that there are now more than one of those too.

NYC taxi photo said...

GAh! dang it! I'm letting comments slip in with urls! Michael is an exception to my rule because he's commented before this popularity explosion, and has an awesome photoblog too, and the urls are referring to special taxis which i have an interest in as I have an entire photo album dedicated to that subject. But Carla, what? are you related to a Jez Coulson?

Angelika Conan Bammer said...

I love the financial district at night. it's so deserted that's actually kind of restful. And spooky. Spooky in a restful way.

NYC taxi photo said...

OMG MIKE! I HAD A THEORY that this particular lexus cab was belonging to someone who had the medallion for a long time, who owned the medallion! not only that, but i think this was the first driver to buy the hybrid lexus cab! now when i saw the american flage and the pow mia stickers, I flashed on a thought, maybe i have a picture of his old taxi. I DO!!!

NOTE THE SAME MEDALLION NUMBER ON A FORD EXPLORER TAXI FROM AROUND 1998 http://www.flickr.com/photos/noahforman/2510346396/sizes/l/in/photostream/