Tourists Women under a Klimt Umbrella with Flatiron Building - Flatiron District, New York City
In one of the most icon neighborhoods in the history of photography and art from the early twentieth century, three women huddle from the rain under an umbrella of Gustav Klimt print fabric. The orange of the umbrella is like a beacon, while still integrated into the scene by the sharp points of yellows and oranges on a field of browns. Cleaving the frame like a ship’s prow, the Flatiron Building stands majestic and glorious amongst remnants of the history of the neighborhood from the late 19th century to the present. The women are only the temporally quick participants in the passage of time in this street photograph.