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this is new york city.

28 Jun 2012

I’m fairly certain that when my parents think of New York City, they imagine something like this: there are always already trashbags on the street, waiting to be — or, in my parent’s imaginations, never getting — picked up; there is a nonsensical collision of architectural styles (what is up with that pagoda roof on the right side?); strange doorways jut out from the sides of buildings; and people put the strangest things in their windows.  Oh, and there’s always a small puddle of murky, mosquito-y water.  And though you can’t see it, in my parents’ minds, there are always cars honking their horns, and — well, this is certainly true — the whole place smells a little funny.

This, however, is also New York City:

Much more serene, except around 7:50 any weekday morning, when my alarm goes off and I moan to no one in particular about how I’d really rather not start my day.

[Photos taken with my friend Jeffrey’s Rolleicord V, c.1954.  Jeffrey had asked me last year to do a test roll with the camera — I only just now got around to it.  Sorry, Jeffrey!  The camera works splendidly!  Mind if I hold onto it a little while longer?!]

3 Comments leave one →
  1. 29 Jun 2012 4:38 am

    I just love the first shot. It perfectly encompasses NYC.

  2. joiedevivre74 permalink
    3 Jul 2012 4:57 pm

    Reblogged this on This beautiful life.

  3. 5 Jul 2012 2:01 pm

    wow. awesome photos! that first picture definitely is NY!

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