Story #248. NEW YORK ON FOOT. Hells Kitchen. Being just a few blocks from the Theater District, there has to be a pun about “hoofers” in there somewhere . . .


247. NEW YORK ON FOOT. Brownsville, Brooklyn. Street scene in the life of New York on the eastern end of Eastern Parkway, my favorite steet due to its similarity to boulevards in Paris. Art writers talk a lot about “narrative” in photos, or “movement in a still image”, which is about subjective contour and incipient motion.


246. NEW YORK ON FOOT. Greenwich Village.


245. NEW YORK ON FOOT.


244. NEW YORK ON FOOT. Hell’s Kitchen.


243. NEW YORK ON FOOT. 7 train at Grand Central. The most unique NYC subway station? The best thing about the 7 is that it goes above ground as soon as it hits Queens.


242. NEW YORK ON FOOT. The 7th ave local on the IRT. “The Interborough Rapid Transit Company was the private operator of the original underground New York City Subway line that opened in 1904. The IRT was purchased by the city in June 1940.


241. NEW YORK ON FOOT. Turtle Bay, the most inaptly named New York neighborhood.


240. PASSAGES. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Kingstown, the capital. Founded in 1722; population 16,500.


239. NEW YORK ON FOOT. Kings Highway station on the B train; south Brooklyn is a world all its own. The first thing a Midtowner notices is the ocean air. It has oxygen in it.


238. PASSAGES. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

237. PASSAGES. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Who knew there were such things as goat sheds? If the flora on this mountainside doesn’t show the fecundity of the soil here, tasting the produce definitely does. Modest lodgings aside,  Vincentian goats do not go hungry.

236. PASSAGES. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.


235. NEW YORK ON FOOT. Avenue of the Americas.


234. PASSAGES. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Kingstown, the capital. A cramped and restless port that has had goods coming and going since 1722. The Wiki description of its geography is humourosly terse: “the town is surrounded by steep hills.”


233. PASSAGES. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. That Caribbean sky…


232. PASSAGES. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Kingstown. Why is it that shoreline cultures are more given to bright colors?


231. PASSAGES. Saint Vincent and the Granadines. I can stare for hours at large bodies of water–how they move, how sunlight plays on them at different times of day. I am not alone in this, and have often wondered about this universal human attraction. I finally understood it while reading Genesis: “And the earth was without form, and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.”


230. PASSAGES. Saint Vincent and the Granadines. I have a good camera (more importantly some great glass), so I’m always shocked by the quality of images taken on a $199 cell phone.


229. PASSAGES. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.