New York: The Big City, The Big Apple, The City that Never Sleeps.
Detroit: The Motor City, America's Comeback City, The D.
What's in a name? Our hopes, our dreams, our aspirations? I spent some time in both cities again at the end of 2014, whilst making my documentary 'Metropolis: A Timelapse Perspective'. Some of these shots made it to the edit, some did not...
We all have a personal relationship with where we are right now... today, last year, a decade ago. Some things stick. For me it was Michigan Central Train Station, and the fist of Joe Louis in Detroit.
In New York, Grand Central Train Station with the MetLife building sitting on top of it, and of course, the notoriously hard to access for timelapse, The Empire Stare and now 1WTC by Daniel Libeskind who features in my documentary.
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How do you keep your center solid as you continue to evolve? When Brain Pickings turned 7, Maria Popova stopped to consider that question. Her labor of love had grown from a weekly email she sent to seven friends to a treasure trove of curiosities, creativity, and inspiration beloved by millions. What did she learn in that time? In 7 Things I Learned in 7 Years of Reading, Writing, and Living, Maria shares her reflections on living a life that fulfills your heart, mind, and spirit.
Adapted from Maria Popova's October 2013 essay: http://bit.ly/1xFw9io. From the original essay: “I share these here not because they apply to every life and offer some sort of blueprint to existence, but in the hope that they might benefit your own journey in some small way.”