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Kingdom of Morocco

By UrbanAnthropod, August 8, 2011 1:38 pm
Those who submit at Hassan II Mosque

Those who submit at Hassan II Mosque

Adorama had a sale on photobooks so I rushed to make a book from my recent trip to Morocco. Adorama offers importing from Flickr. This is realy convenient since the pictures don’t store locally per se. And the pictures I have a higher affinity towards are already uploaded online.

I’ve printed an Adorama photobook before …

Casablanca… not the movie

By UrbanAnthropod, July 14, 2011 2:02 pm
Hassan II Mosque

Hassan II Mosque

There’s one thing to be said about Royal Air Maroc and that is that I have not experienced such a flight in 10 years. These days, we expect in flight entertainment, especially for these transatlantic flights. I was worried when we boarded and there were mechanics running through the aisles. I sat next to an …

Pride

By UrbanAnthropod, June 26, 2011 5:44 pm
Pride and Appreciation

Pride and Appreciation

Yesterday marked something momentous in the state of New York. Governor Cuomo got marriage equality passed. I am not gay but marriage equality is something important to me. In our world where so many families exist where there is no love and dysfunctional circumstances are prevalent, who are we to prohibit others who legitimately …

The Holiday Season 2010

By UrbanAnthropod, December 20, 2010 10:40 am
The holidays at Lincoln Center

The holidays at Lincoln Center

The holiday season is a fun time in New York. It’s one of those times when you walk around and it’s extra crowded from all the tourists and shoppers, but it’s OK. They get in your way! But i’s still fun. There’s a cheery mood and everything gets festive. I personally refer to the secularized …

Dia de los muertos

By UrbanAnthropod, November 2, 2010 8:32 am
Sugar Skulls and Anti Hate messages From Dia de los muertos

Sugar Skulls and Anti Hate messages From Dia de los muertos

Dia de los Muertos is celebrated in Mexico and coincides with the the Catholic Holiday of All Soul’s Day. This year, the Mexican community in New York celebrated the Day of the Dead by paying tribute to the dead ancestors. This year, the community also paid tribute to the victims of a recent rash of …

Got the Secret Handshake Down

By UrbanAnthropod, October 20, 2010 10:33 pm

During Open House New York, I made my way down to the Grand Lodge of the Masons in New York. This historical and secretive building is apparently open for touring. During the tour, I learned a bit about the history and ideals of Freemasonry. We were allowed to visit several rooms of different styles within …

NY Comic Con

By UrbanAnthropod, October 11, 2010 10:37 pm
Leia and Storm Trooper

Leia and Storm Trooper

October 8-10 was the New York City Comic Convention and Anime Festival! It was a 3 day celebration of all that is odd at the Javits Center in NY. Like the Gods of old, the Comics scene best represents our current mythology. In our society, superhumans are recognized and established to have powers beyond our …

Hexagrams in India

By UrbanAnthropod, July 26, 2010 4:26 pm
Humayun\'s Tomb

Humayun\'s Tomb

The most noteworthy building of the Agra Fort complex is the palace for royal women, Jahangiri Mahal. The large doorway to the Mahal was adorned with mutltiple hexagrams. As a Gothamite coming across this Mughal structure, I immediately thought of the numerous synagogues I routinely walk past. While the building is of the typical Indo-Persian …

Stalking De La Vega

By UrbanAnthropod, June 8, 2010 9:49 pm
Man Hole Man - De La Vega

Man Hole Man - De La VegaMan Hole Man - De La Vega

Anyone who lives or works near Spanish Harlem is sure to have come across spontaneous chalk drawings accompanied by mysterious axioms instructing one to “Become your dream”. James De La Vega is a fixture in the neighborhood despite being moved down to the East Village. And for the longest time, he was just an apparition to me who only existed in chalk that suddenly appeared before me.

Japan Day

By UrbanAnthropod, June 6, 2010 3:31 pm
Little girl at Japan Day 2010

Little girl at Japan Day 2010

Today was Japan Day in New York! Japan Day festivities in Central Park (East Meadow) aim to promote the understanding of Japanese culture and strengthen the relationship within the local Japanese community. This year of 2010 also marks the 150th anniversary of the First Japanese Diplomatic Mission to New York. What better way to celebrate …

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