Lost Landmarks: 5 Pointz

5 Pointz, Panorama, © February 2013. Click to see full image.

This infamous graffiti-covered factory building was one of the most inspiring discoveries I made when I first became acquainted with New York City. I couldn't wait to go explore it with my camera to capture the best parts of it (even if it wasn't quite following their rules). 

A year later, and I'm very glad I didn't completely respect their wishes. On Nov. 19th, the multitude of talented works of art were whitewashed to make room for a condo complex, despite public protest. In memory of the beautiful endeavors of those artists' works, here's some of the photographs I took last year.

I wish I could supply credit to the various graffiti artists who made these, but at least we can all appreciate their efforts.

Missing Sweet Summer

I don't know about you, but right around this time of the year, I hit my winter wall; that period where spring seems much too far away, and winter much too cold, and all I wish for is past warmer days. What I wouldn't give to be out and about hiking in Jim Thorpe right now, back at Glen Onoko Falls. 

A few days ago, I was going back through the photos from my last trip there, and remembered some panoramas I'd been meaning to edit. In my spare time, I finally finished this one, so in longing for summer's return, I wanted to share it with all of you. Can't wait to get back out and take more photos of such a beautiful town!

Jim Thorpe, Summer 2013

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