New York City, 1950. Photo by Elliott Erwitt. Buy it here.
A Mediterranean mantis. This photo is among the early entries in the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest.
The Back Bay in progress. Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, looking west toward the intersection of Dartmouth Street, ca. 1872. The photo seems to have been taken from the tower of the First Baptist Church, on the corner of Clarendon Street. From the wonderful Flickr stream of the Boston Public Library.
A beautiful web site from photographer Andrew Zuckerman with a gallery of remarkable photographs of animals. The concept: “Substituting his minimalist visual language for the conventions of traditional nature photography, Zuckerman extracted his subjects from their environments and recontextualized them in the clarifying white space to distill each animal to its most essential qualities.”
Fog in New York, January 1, 1950
Via Facie Populi
West 134th Street, New York, 1944