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Picture Postcard: Calvert Vaux Park, Brooklyn NY

5 Jul

June 5, 2016

I took these in Calvert Vaux Park on July 3rd. This is a large park in South Brooklyn that, due to its isolation alongside the Belt Parkway, relatively few people go to. You can see the Coney Island Parachute Jump in the background of a couple, and if you look closely, you can spot a horseshoe crab or two. This is their spawning season. Much of the park is brand new and newly renovated, with ball fields and picnic areas. But along the water, there are still old relics of abandoned piers and half-submerged boats. I only covered the southern edge of the park and I’ll follow up with more pics from the bulk of the park later on in the month. 

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Picture Postcard: The JIMJOE Water Tower of Chinatown

27 Aug

August 27, 2013:

As I mentioned yesterday, Allan Keyes and I spent a long day recently in a Chinatown wedding shop. Yes, I’ll get around to that story sometime. Anyway, outside the widow was a view of an old water tower. the sky was nice and bright, the shot clear, so I took it. If you like urban shots of the way NYC used to look back in the day, this is for you. It is getting harder to find things like this. They still exist, but the tend to be blocked or hidden by newer architecture.



I took another shot through the same window, just a step or two to the right. This one was taken through a neon sign in the window. I don’t think it is such a great shot but it is interesting, so here it is.





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