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Better Than Real Because It's Not.

Friday August 24th 2012, 12:53 am
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(Jun 25) June ends with first harvest.

ladies and gentlemen...
Lisa presents

the squash
My first vegetable of the season

really really pours
“When it rains, it pours.”

Through the shielding from wind glass

one world trade center
My travels in NYC have become rather limited

Wednesday May 09th 2012, 7:43 pm
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(Oct 29) No Halloween Parade (again). Maybe next year.

Behind the windshield


or neither
Or litter?

Sunday September 27th 2009, 3:57 am
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September has been something to endure. And that’s being cheerful about it.

president st.
When the gate’s open, I step in for a few shots.

I keep meaning to just ask someone if I can come in.

union st.
I’d like to get shots of all of it before I move.

union st.
Crazy Sign Person went into re-runs.

the marigolds of memory
I remember when summer meant marigolds

and so is the bank
Speaking of memory, the night depository is a relic now, right?

apple on the sidewalk
Returning from the bank in the early morning, I saw an apple on the sidewalk.

apples on the tree
I looked up.

water supply sampling station
Then I went out to Port Jefferson. I always walk to the LIRR now as well. My legs are cheaper and still more reliable than the subway.

raindrops on the train window
It rained. It was apropos.

train window on the raindrops
Wet. Scattered. Metaphor.

Down the drain and on the street.

hiring soon!
Hot Pink. Not the ideal way to keep Victoria’s Secret.

Sunday September 28th 2008, 1:00 pm
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(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.

Saturday September 27th 2008, 8:02 pm
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(September 3) The parts of my life that generally go off without a hitch are those whose dates and times are well established long in advance. Primarily these are Python workshops and Dorkbot meetings. This month they were on consecutive days.


sam pluta
One of the presenters is a shape-shifter.

canal street: the remake
After Dorkbot, I finally got a replacement shot for an image I’d put into masthead image rotation. I liked the original shot, but I’d taken it from the wrong angle, and it had a fuzziness that I grew not to care for.

raindrops keep falling on my head...
Cue the Burt Bacharach, hurricane season is in full swing.

Speaking of rain…