Daily photographs by HANS VON RITTERN, with humorous, artistic and social commentary on life in the big city.

Archive for October 19, 2012


‘Phil’ is an albino peacock who lives in the¬†gardens of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in Harlem NYC with his brothers Jim and Harry who are the standard green/purple colors of a peacock.¬† St. John the Divine is the largest gothic style cathedral in the world, two football fields long. Built in 1892, it is still in the process of being built. When attending an organ concert at the cathedral you will hear Phil chime in, he screeches along to the music.

Photo of the day: FLOATING

FLOATING: This hyper-realistic sculpture sits in Petrosino Square, the triangular pocket park at the intersection of Soho, Little Italy, and Chinatown. It is by artist Carole Feuerman as part of NYC’s public arts program. It is unbelievably detailed down to the translucent drops of water on her skin – it is called ‘The Survival of Serena’. Here is a link to Carole’s web site, it is astounding: http://www.carolefeuerman.com/