Sunday, November 9, 2008


Yesterday it rained.
I made a video.

I saw Man On Wire.

It was really great.
It's a documentary about a crazy frenchman who did a tight rope walk between the WTC towers in 1974.
It's still playing at the Sunshine Theater if you haven't seen it yet.

Speaking of the Sunshine, every time I go there I think of this photograph by Ben Shahn.

It's called "Houston Street Playground" and it's from circa 1932-36.
That's the Sunshine behind the handball wall.
I don't remember when or how I figured this out but it's true.
Check out this Google Street View for comparison.

The playground is still there too, it's on that little strip between East 1st and Houston.

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