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Metamorphosis: Meatpacking District 1985 + 2013 | Brian Rose | Via

Perhaps no part of Manhattan has changed as dramatically since the 1980s as the Meatpacking District. Located on the Lower West Side, the district has gone from a blue-collar warehouse district with a seedy side into a hyper-luxurious, bustling neighborhood.

From the High Line to the expensive shops and restaurants along the oldcobblestone streets, everything looks quite different from when Brian Rosefirst brought his camera to the Meatpacking District. A young photographer in 1985, Rose spent a few days that winter walking around the area in the mid-afternoon, after the meat markets closed and before the sex clubs opened. Right around the time Rose took his photos, one of those clubs, The Mineshaft, was shut down by the city for permitting ”high-risk sexual activity” during the worsening AIDS epidemic.

Rose never got around to printing the film from that shoot—until 2012. Blown away by what he saw when compared his photographs to those same streets and buildings today, he decided to re-create each shot. The result is an incredible set of then-and-nows in the new book Metamorphosis: Meatpacking District 1985 + 2013.

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sonoanthony:

We try so hard to extend our life a little longer, to reach 90 etc. but for what? to be on a wheelchair for the last 10 years of your life? 
Instead of trying to live longer, we should try to live a happier life. Do the things that scare us, sneak out at night and wonder the city. Go to a new country. When you’re 70 or 80 we won’t have the energy to do anything. 
So live a full life. Contribute something good to society and find happiness. That’s all there is to life. 
The only true fact is that “Death is the only certainty in this world”. Take care of yourself of course, but don’t have this hope that living longer will make you happier. Living until 90 is a miserable and lonely road. - @SonoAnthony - “90”.
#SonoAnthony #Thoughts

sonoanthony:

We try so hard to extend our life a little longer, to reach 90 etc. but for what? to be on a wheelchair for the last 10 years of your life?
Instead of trying to live longer, we should try to live a happier life. Do the things that scare us, sneak out at night and wonder the city. Go to a new country. When you’re 70 or 80 we won’t have the energy to do anything.
So live a full life. Contribute something good to society and find happiness. That’s all there is to life.
The only true fact is that “Death is the only certainty in this world”. Take care of yourself of course, but don’t have this hope that living longer will make you happier. Living until 90 is a miserable and lonely road. - @SonoAnthony - “90”.
#SonoAnthony #Thoughts

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