Tuesday, April 14, 2009

street action

Edward and H.T. Anthony publisher, Broadway on a Rainy Day from the series Anthony's Instantaneous Views, 1859-65

Talbot, View of the Boulevards of Paris, May 1843

"The weather is hot and dusty, and they have just been watering the road, which has produced two broad bands of shade upon it, which unite in the foreground because, the road, being partially under repair (as is seen from the two wheelbarrows, etc. etc.), the watering machines have been compelled to cross to the other side. By the roadside a row of cittadines and cabriolets are waiting, and single carriage stands at a distance a long way to the right. A whole forest of chimneys borders the horizon: for, the instrument chronicles whatever it sees, and certainly would delineate a chimney-pot or a chimney-sweeper with the same impartiality as it would the Apollo Belvedere."

Daguerre, Boulevard du Temple, c. 1839

1 comment:

  1. hi - who's the quote from?
    great blog