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Photos taken on January 1, 2017 and December 23, 2016, respectively in New York, NY.

Collage created: January 20, 2017

They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore. [Isaiah 2:4]

Andy Rodker, Sonia Roosen, mrsiko, Narelle Moreno and 100 other people have particularly liked this photo


146 comments - The latest ones
Erika Akire
Erika Akire
...we will see...
18 months ago.
ROL/Photo
ROL/Photo
Ha ha ha ...Trump....!!!!!!!!!!!!
18 months ago.
micritter
micritter
A wonderful composition. Well done!
18 months ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
GREAT collage, William ! Wait and see !!
18 months ago.
Amelia Heath
Amelia Heath
The vision of Trump in his tower does not reassure me that He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. :-(
18 months ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
wonderful.................
18 months ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
Terrific and topical image William,
18 months ago.
Martine
Martine
Un collage réussi et un beau message avec de l'inquiétude.
18 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
If only ..................

Great capture William.
Have a lovely weekend.
18 months ago.
cp_u
cp_u
well done! right moment ...
18 months ago.
Jocelyne Villoing
Jocelyne Villoing
Bonne compo !
18 months ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Nice combination of photos, William. We'll see what happens.
18 months ago.
Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley
Hoping to see good quickly but am not sure !!!
Nice shots William.
18 months ago.
Pam J
Pam J
No Hope.

Not my president.
18 months ago. Edited 18 months ago.
Tess Mc Kenna has replied to Pam J
I agree with you Pam. See my reply to William .
18 months ago. Edited 18 months ago.
Christel Ehretsmann has replied to Tess Mc Kenna
not my president either...
18 months ago.
Ecobird
Ecobird
A terrific image William. Love the clock
18 months ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Hmmmmmmm.............!!
18 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you everyone. Politics aside, the beginning of every presidency is a breath of fresh air marked by renewed opportunity and hope. It doesn't matter who the leader is on day one. Only when reality sets in and decisions begin to be made does this hope begin to evaporate. :( Presidencies are a prisoner of the circumstances they are presented with. So at least on day one I do hope and would have had the same hope had Hillary Clinton been sworn in.
18 months ago.
Tess Mc Kenna has replied to William Sutherland
Yes we have to wait and see. However I don't think that his first to do list which included Trump
stripping the official web site of some of Obama's policies. and rolling back Obama Care.

"The Trump White House also stripped the official website of all mention of Obama’s key policy agendas, including climate change and LGBT rights along with the civil rights history section" ( As reported in the Guardian Newspaper"
Maybe I am wrong but in particular this above action by him smacks to me of trying to erase all trace of Obama's efforts to improve things in many areas.

www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/21/donald-trump-era-begins-with-obamacare-rollback-and-missile-defence-orders
18 months ago.
William Sutherland has replied to Tess Mc Kenna
From what I understand, every incoming administration changes the official website to reflect their policy agenda. With that said, I'm disappointed that climate change (a real concern) along with LGBT rights and the civil rights history section were removed. If anything I would expect him to support LGBT rights in the face of ISIS since they're an important step in protecting everyone's free right to individuality.

One day, though is insufficient to make a judgement. I thought Bill Clinton was a horrible president for his first 1 1/2 years and in the end he turned out to be a great president, in my opinion.
18 months ago. Edited 18 months ago.
Pam J has replied to William Sutherland
William.. yes it is usual to strip the website.. and REPLACE...

NONE of what Tess says has been replaced. The "energy" page put up it TERRIFYING...

This isnt "a normal" changeover.. its catastrophe. Its very possible to make judgement ...

I never EVER expected to have to live in FEAR again in my lifetime.. well Welcome Back Fear.
18 months ago.
William Sutherland has replied to Pam J
Pam,

If the new administration, which I consider unlikely, tries to strip people of their civil rights or overturn the marriage equality act (Trump attended LGBT ceremonies and was viewed favorably by the the LGBT community before he ran for President) or in any way repress individuality, I'll be the sure to speak out against them and oppose these efforts.

I hope in the end it will prove your fears were unfounded.
18 months ago. Edited 18 months ago.
Diane Putnam has replied to William Sutherland
"I hope in the end it will prove your fears were unfounded." Well, today he announced he wants to eliminate "75% of regulations, maybe more." So, if that happens, get ready for a Wall Street and Corporate free-for-all.
18 months ago.
William Sutherland has replied to Diane Putnam
I doubt it will happen. It's not realistic nor practical.
18 months ago.
Berny has replied to William Sutherland
I cannot see any breath of fresh air. Frankly speaking, this is a catastrophe for the whole world and especially for the US. It's getting far worse than expected, observing the selection of his 'team' of right conservative, extremely reach people and his first actions. They will do good things, yes. For the big US companies maybe, for the finance speculators, wall street, for the extreme rich, but not for the mass of people, not for peace, not for freedom, not for justice, not for the environment, not the future. I really cannot understand - even in my wildest treams - why any thinking human being can support this man and his scary crew. I'm very concerned about many comments here, I really feel a rising fear.

I'm curious what you want us to tell with this (technically good quality) photos. Do you think, this Ishaia words have any meaning for Trump? This is a total corrupt gang, interlinked with Goldman Sachs (as the Bush team was), Trump and his team, they have only one target, to make themselves richer and more powerful.

Read this, no fake news, no alternative facts, just BBC.....
www.bbc.com/news/world-38760792
18 months ago. Edited 18 months ago.
Christel Ehretsmann has replied to Berny
I do agree with you, Berny...
18 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Thank you for sharing your exceptional creation with us,
here in ✴ Digital Dreams ✴
18 months ago.
Jeanne
Jeanne
très joli
18 months ago.
FloryNeige
FloryNeige
amen...
qu'il en soit ainsi... très rapidement !
18 months ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
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18 months ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
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18 months ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
18 months ago.
Evangrek63
Evangrek63
great
18 months ago.
Soeradjoen
Soeradjoen
Great picture!
They need more than words..............
18 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Tess, June, Jeanne, FloryNeige, Ron, Evangrek, and Soeradjoen!
18 months ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Well presented, William. Well, I fear we soon will find out...
18 months ago.
Danielle
Danielle
Quelle si MERVEILLEUSE image d'une grande BEAUTÉ+++++++++++++
18 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Tiabunna and Danielle!
18 months ago.
Helena Ferreira
Helena Ferreira
Beautiful composition. Wish you a lovely weekend
18 months ago.
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
A lot of questioning ... and disapproval too here in France.
However, hope that he is going to surprise us ... positively sometimes...
Very beautiful picture, William !
Have a nice Sunday.
18 months ago.
FloryNeige has replied to Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
très bien parlé, christiane : attendons, voyons les faits... et jugeons-les par la suite.
qui sait si ce n'est pas un mal pour un bien ?
18 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Helena, Younger than yesterday, and Christiane!
18 months ago.
My Awake Gottica (m.a.g)
My Awake Gottica (m.…
In very bad thing can find a good quality, in every good thing can discover bad effects.
We should be balanced.
18 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Well said My Awake Gottica!
18 months ago.
Cheryl Kelly (cher12861 on flickr)
Cheryl Kelly (cher12…
The gold and black theme is stunning, William! Nicely done!!
18 months ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Thanks for the visits and kind comments, William.
18 months ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Have a great day.
18 months ago.
Thérèse
Thérèse
Ce serait de très bonnes résolutions !
2 Magnïfiques photos assemblées !
Bon dimanche
18 months ago.
Esther
Esther
Wishful thinking, I fear.
18 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Cheryl, Ron, Therese, and Esther!
18 months ago.
bluehazyjunem
bluehazyjunem
Great picture.
18 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Janwillem, Jacky, and Bluehazyjunem!
18 months ago.
Tess Mc Kenna
Tess Mc Kenna
Wonderful shot William Regards Tess.
18 months ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Peut être que tout va se dérouler normalement ....
18 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Tess and Malik!
18 months ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
superb combo !
not a serene time for USA, hope that I'm wrong...
18 months ago.
Gary Schotel
Gary Schotel
Awesome photo work.
18 months ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
I smile . . . for many reasons ....
I watched the inauguration with interest
and have read and listened to the
debates on how many turned out
etc etc ... but ... he says he loves
the CIA ... ;-) do they love him :)
18 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Muriel, Nora, Freedom.to.live, Gary, and Beverley!
18 months ago.
Gisela Plewe
Gisela Plewe
Today we have day three of Trump Time !
18 months ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Have a great day, William.
18 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Hope you don't keep counting Gisela or it will get tiring real fast! Thank you Gisela and Ron!
18 months ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Brilliant work as always, William!
18 months ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
great hope for peace..love the words of isahia
18 months ago.
Herbert_S
Herbert_S
kraftvoll und Effektiv gefällt mir sehr gut

s.G.Herbert
18 months ago.
Jean
Jean
Love the photograph and the hope. The war I want to see the end of is the one between the right and the left. People on all sides seem to be getting more fearful and angry and bitter.
18 months ago.
William Sutherland has replied to Jean
18 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Sasithorn, Christine, Annemarie, Herbert, and Jean!
18 months ago.
Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann
Beautiful combination. We only can wait and see. No prejudice!
18 months ago.
Diane Putnam
Diane Putnam
Ugh, never have I felt more darkness in political events. Unlike Rainer and others, I have prejudice. It's not just the top dog himself, it's his Cabinet and supporters that worry me. A scary and corrupt bunch.

img 2330 www.ipernity.com/doc/1227338/44168532
18 months ago. Edited 18 months ago.
Berny has replied to Diane Putnam
I agree, never have been so scared!
18 months ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
Good to view again

A Terrific Image!!
Thanks for Posting in
The Hawk's Aerie!!
18 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Rainer, Diane, and Roger!
18 months ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Congratulations on Explore.
18 months ago.
Gilloudu95
Gilloudu95
superbe !!!!
18 months ago.
Eve
Eve
France is rather negative at this election, wait to see?
Excellent shot
18 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Ron, Gilloudu95, and Eve!
18 months ago.
Cheryl Kelly (cher12861 on flickr)
Cheryl Kelly (cher12…
Back again for this beauty!
18 months ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Congratulations on Explore!

Admired in Group: Ipernity Frontpage & What's Hot
18 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
I agree Kate re: ego. So far he has kept it in check. If he listens to his team, he should be ok.
18 months ago.
Berny has replied to William Sutherland
Dear William, why do you think, he should be OK then. This is the richest team ever, linked to big multinational companies, banks, arm industry and wall street. Whose interests will they represent in your opinion? Betsy DeVos is responsible for education with the main target to privatize the system - the death of a widespread education for all, which is a premise for a living democracy. The former wrestling specialist Linda McMahon and wife of a billionaire is responsible for mid tier business, no joke! You think Andrew F. Puzder will represent the interests of workers? Look at him and his record, for sure NO! Scott Pruitt for envirenment, who tells us, there is no men made climate change? Wilbur Ross for economy? A man, who earned his billions with equity fonds, investing in bancruptcy candidates in the financial crisis! You trust him? Steven Mnuchin for finance, ex-Goldman Sachs, this is disqualifying and guarantees the use of our tax money for bank bailouts. Rex Tillerson as former president of Exxon and close friend of little dictator Putin as foreign minister? And so on.....don't you see the reality? These are no alternative facts! This is real!
18 months ago. Edited 18 months ago.
William Sutherland has replied to Berny
I understand your concerns but keep an open mind. Considering how well his meeting with the labor union heads went, I think it is encouraging. Sure I would have picked different people for some of the positions, but he's the President. If the economy improves, the shrinkage of the middle class is reversed, trade imbalances improve, realpolitik is eliminated to encourage peace and end this new cold war, ISIS is destroyed, and the current unaffordable healthcare system is replaced with one people can afford with reasonable deductibles and doctors' choice I'll consider it a successful year.
18 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Cheryl, Sasithorn, and Kate!
18 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Tim!
18 months ago.
仙姑 (仙姑) 王
仙姑 (仙姑) 王
寓意深刻的精致文物。
A profound cultural relic
18 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Kate and 仙姑 (仙姑) 王!
18 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Muriel!
18 months ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
GREAT capture !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
18 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Rambonp and Les!
18 months ago.
Zsuzsa
Zsuzsa
Wonderful photos
18 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Zsuzsa!
18 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
This is the 4th out of the last 6 winters in NY that is unusually mild. Below are photos I took today:


Top: Mamaroneck, NY - January 26, 2017; Bottom: Bronx, NY - January 26, 2017
18 months ago. Edited 18 months ago.
Christel Ehretsmann
Christel Ehretsmann
I'm not reassured at all, though...
18 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Christel! I think the Real Clear Politics article, The World turned Upside Down says it best with it's conclusion -- "The future is blank." No one really knows how it will turn out -- good, bad or somewhere in between.

www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2017/01/26/the_world_turned_upside_down_132896.html
18 months ago. Edited 18 months ago.
Berny has replied to William Sutherland
The future is not blank, the first days since 'he' is president, shows a dramatic change

read this:
www.ipernity.com/blog/berny/4649208
18 months ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Superb !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wishing Happy weekend !
18 months ago.