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Better Than Real Because It's Not.

Saturday June 06th 2009, 4:05 am
Filed under: General

(May 25) The end of this journey and the return home.

lover boy

alarm box
I thought these were all gone.

gowanus canal

elevated subway

g subway

firehouse flag
I thought this was a very Memorial Day weekend shot

the bank tower clock
Still, and for the foreseeable future, the tallest building in Brooklyn

ironic sticker
Yes indeed, the Gowanus are some dirty waters.

Friday June 05th 2009, 7:19 pm
Filed under: General

(May 25) Continuing down Bond St. peeking in on the Gowanus Canal.

the gay wall you can't stop from freeing tibet
More graffitti evolution

gowanus art
I was surprised to find this here.

gowanus facing north

gowanus facing south

green and white
Grass in the gardens

Thursday June 04th 2009, 12:02 am
Filed under: General

(May 25) I was planning on going into Manhattan, but it was already getting dark, and I made the decision to photograph around the Gowanus Canal instead, and I saved $4 which I sadly need.

Seeing animals in Superfund waters frightens me.

toxic waters
I want to chase the duck out of that poisonous water

There’s a lot riding on him now

is he on the other side of the wall?
This always reminds me of Billy for some reason

Down 1st. St.

barbed canal
Looking back toward home

the plumber and the water tower

abandoned, but not
I still don’t know what this place is

the end
The early part of this jaunt covers material I’ve photographed before, and this is not the end. Yet.

Sunday September 28th 2008, 1:00 pm
Filed under: General

(September 6) I had never been to Astroland in Coney Island, and on the day before it is apparently this this time for reals, closing, I decided to go get photos. In the rain. I thought there was something apropos about the remnants of a large storm blowing through at the end.

The Cyclone and the Wonder Wheel have landmark protection and will remain. Not sure how that’s going to work out.

ferris wheel
Wonder Wheel

whipping winds
Down at the beach

Back on the boardwalk

happy trippy trash
I shared the boardwalk with maybe a half dozen other people.

fireman ride
This is probably where Tony_M went to play as a child.

sell short!
Oddly enough, I ran into the architect of the US economy for the past 30 years. You’d have thought he had more important things to do right around now.

saturn 6
The rocket to somewhere, but not back to here.

very, very near
The end is near.

but, will there be balloons?
As previously noted, the gift shop marks the end of the event.
And so thus ends our tour of of world famous Astroland on the Coney Island boardwalk.

hot dog hq
Heading back to the subway, I passed what I think is the Nathan’s mothership

And their Countdown to Gluttony

F track
Exit, Coney Island

rain, rain, go away,...
Back out into the rain on Smith St.

orange zinnia, no relation to orange crush
I suppose the rain is good for something

This cone has known better days. I understand how it feels.

oh the smell
Somehow, really don’t think the Gowanus Canal has any chance of being non-toxic any time in the foreseeable future.

Thursday August 14th 2008, 6:30 am
Filed under: General

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. This must mean it’s my annual trek to Kohl’s for the menswear sale.

Mural in the Bronx.

west 4th & grove
Twilight in the West Village.

The stuff new photoblog mastheads are made from.

gowanus canal
Passing the toxic canal.

the 'hood
View from the canal end of my block.