Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban

Posted: August 25, 2012 in Architecture, Beauty, God, U2
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As a WordPress.Com blogger, I enjoy participating in the Weekly Photo Challenge.  This week’s theme is Urban.  Well, this scene is about as urban as it gets near the Theatre District in NYC…closer to Off Broadway than “On”. But you get the idea.

But as the current curator and sometime sommelier for u2areloved.com, allow me to submit this pic.  Here’s why!

In every pic, there is a hidden jewel.  And if you know me, or know the band I’m a bit smitten with, then you will see it.   Right there in the middle is Bono and U2 band mates reminding one that:

U2 360 Concert is in NYC on 07/20/11

Because like their song says, “Grace makes beauty out of ugly things.”

Kind of like the theme of this urban photo.

Kind of like the theme I’m trying to express on my site here.

Kind of like what God has done in my lifeHe taught me to see beauty, even in the stark things, the hard things,  this wretched truth of the life we sometimes live.

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New blog post coming soon!  Life’s been a bit crazy lately….



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  2. NiinaMaria says:

    I already commented on someone else’s photo that I’m a sucker for NY photos. When? When will I get to travel there?

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  4. Arindam says:

    Wonderful picture.

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  9. Jeff Sinon says:

    Very urban indeed. Nice, like the way the colors of the billboard pop against the brick.

    • Liz Gray says:

      Thanks Jeff!! It grabbed me from a block away and I had to go “capture” the moment because 3 days earlier I went to see U2 in Philadelphia–best concert I ever
      saw and the next day I met Bono and the Edge right outside the hotel we were at in NYC. It was an amazing U2ish trip!

  10. Really draws one in. graphic pictorial of one of the country’s many problems.

  11. eof737 says:

    I love that shot… Great example from the Theatre district. 😉

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  13. elspethc says:

    love this picture and caught by some of the lines from your poem… ‘bricked in pain’ … home? Thanks for visiting mine, give me the chance to read and see what you are saying

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