Author Topic: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today  (Read 85132 times)

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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #100 on: January 29, 2008, 12:33:54 pm »
In Spain the press is not making a big deal about Heath's death either, but then again there's nothing new to report. However,  El País newspaper ran a story -I believe it was on Thursday- saying their news about Heath passing away was the most read and commented on Wednesday. I took a look at the comments and many, many people here were shocked and sad. I saw beautiful poems and messages dedicated to Heath.

That's good to hear. He did have a huge impact op people all over the world...  :'(

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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #101 on: January 29, 2008, 06:55:23 pm »
THANK YOU MERYL AND JOHN!!! Fabienne told me about it, while I was away. What you did is just so incredibly sweet!  :-* Thank you so much for the pictures!!

I was away for 6 days and leave tomorrow for another two days, but I'll be back on BM after that and will read this thread and the many posts in more detail.

Again, thank you!

j.U.d.E. - from Belgium too and desperately looking for any article about Heath, without much success. I'm so glad that BM exists! Thank you all!
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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #102 on: January 29, 2008, 07:04:00 pm »
THANK YOU MERYL AND JOHN!!! Fabienne told me about it, while I was away. What you did is just so incredibly sweet!  :-* Thank you so much for the pictures!!

I was away for 6 days and leave tomorrow for another two days, but I'll be back on BM after that and will read this thread and the many posts in more detail.

Again, thank you!

j.U.d.E. - from Belgium too and desperately looking for any article about Heath, without much success. I'm so glad that BM exists! Thank you all!

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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #103 on: January 30, 2008, 12:17:06 am »
421 Broome Street, Tuesday, January 29, 2008, 1:00 PM

The weather is gray and cloudy; it is raining. The Memorial continues and grows, but slowly. 

Although I have attempted to photograph the Memorial and the (unobstructed) individual items clearly as possible, the images are a bit artificial as I do not show the people (or vehicular traffic; Broome Street is very, very busy). Therefore, the last three images at the bottom of this series show some of the viewers. Even this is artificial--at one point there were many more people stopping and looking, photographing, thinking, but I just didn't get the right shots. That's the way it goes, I'm afraid.

And of course: Tuesday. Incredibly, inevitably, sadly, it is now a full week since Heath's death.



421 Broome Street, Tuesday, January 29, 2008




Last Wishes from Luxembourg (Nam-myoho-renge-kyo)




The Joker's Wild (The Talent and the Art We Will Never Find Again)




Votive, Cigarette and Image with Cranes




Paper Boat with Cargo (Four Dried Roses)




Until We Meet Again




Full: Thank You for Everything and God Bless (With Love and Respect)




Inside and Out




Such Beauty Gone (The Gaping Heart in Vacant Anguish)




Sympathy




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Pullback View 3


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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #104 on: January 30, 2008, 12:29:57 am »
Thank you, again for the visit to Heath's apartment.

I LOVE the hundreds of little colorful origami cranes -- very sweet.
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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #105 on: January 30, 2008, 05:45:35 am »
Thank you for today's view, John.  What a good gift you are giving us. 

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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #106 on: January 30, 2008, 06:03:32 am »
John, thank you so much. This is invaluable for Brokies who are so far away.

I wish I could step on a plane and join you there next time you go.... One day I will go back to NY and pay my tribute to Heath there...

Crying again. I thought today was a better day. I was wrong I guess. 

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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #107 on: January 30, 2008, 06:36:31 am »
John,

I can't thank you enough.  I've never been to New York and I've never met Heath, but you are bringing me close to him. 

It must be heartbreaking to go in the knowledge of what happened and I just want you to know that I am so grateful to you for taking the time to share this with me. 

 

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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #108 on: January 30, 2008, 08:54:53 am »
John,

Thank you for all these pictures and thank you for your continued pilgrimages. You are wonderful.

I think the thing I find amazing in all of the tributes are the paper cranes. So colorful, and all hand folded. Speeding Heath on his journey....

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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #109 on: January 30, 2008, 12:47:01 pm »
I could be wrong, but isn't there some special meaning behind origami cranes? I remember that a friend of mine who is in a community service organization on campus had to make a bunch a cranes for something. Does anyone know anything about this?