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Photo Journal/ Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting Moment, New York Style

I am glad to once more be a part of the Weekly Photo Challenge, whose theme is street photography that captures Fleeting Moments. As I am currently traveling right now with my family, I thought that this would be a perfect time to also share some of my photos from my new favorite city in the world, New York City!

Streets of New York, New York!

“There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless.” 
― Simone de Beauvoir

“It’s ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City. New York City is itself a detective story.” 
Agatha Christie 

With my ten-year-old in New York

A ‘fleeting’ moment between my ten year old daughter and I. As I walk with resoluteness, she seems to walk with a bit of uncertainty and caution.

“I would give the greatest sunset in the world for one sight of New York’s skyline. Particularly when one can’t see the details. Just the shapes. The shapes and the thought that made them. The sky over New York and the will of man made visible.

– Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

We are sisters. Twin souls.

“I love New York, even though it isn’t mine, the way something has to be, a tree or a street or a house, something, anyway, that belongs to me because I belong to it.” 
― Truman Capote

We are truly privileged to spend an afternoon with the literary icon, Madam Ninotchka Rosca who is based in New York, our Featured Academic during our Girl Power bimonthly theme. From L-R: Madam Ninotchka Rosca, my ten year old daughter, and myself.

“Practically everybody in New York has half a mind to write a book -and does” 
― Groucho Marx

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

11 comments on “Photo Journal/ Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting Moment, New York Style

  1. Nice work…the photos are great, but the quotes you chose are also great.


  2. jakesprinter

    So stunning 🙂


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  5. The perfect place for street photography, and you’ve captured some beauties!


  6. Excellent post… I like.. 🙂


  7. Amar Naik

    agree with you that NY city is a detective story 🙂 but i love it


  8. great images and I love the tones you used


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  10. I love your Manhattan shot and the sepia adds something special to the feel of the photos. 😉


  11. Love these and the quotes with them. Great pics. 😀


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