A Space for Place: Photography at SF’s Pier 24

Pier24 Shapshots

At first glance the hill looks like a bunny slope only that this one is covered in snapshots. Yes, real snapshots. 350,000 of them to be exact, a representative sampling of the over one million photos uploaded for public viewing on Flickr in one given day during 2010. The exhibit was part of San Francisco’s Pier 24 Photography gallery’s current show, “A Sense of Place.”

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Topsy Turvy in New York: The Chelsea Hotel Changes Hands (Video)

Chelsea Hotel New York

The legendary Chelsea Hotel in New York City has changed hands.

Again.

Stanley Bard, proprietor of this hive of artists and eccentrics sold it in 2011. A developer proceeded to remodel, removing the art from the walls, raising the ire of residents, some 100 of them who can’t be evicted.  It just sold again to a luxury hotel developer. Some of the tenants remain, but the place will never be the same as when I revived the good old days with Stanley in 2001.

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