Sunday, October 30, 2011

New York photographs

In an H-Mart in Linden Hill, a warning.

Sunday afternoon, 2 October, driving through St. Albans, on the way home to Flushing, I came upon this: BusOmove, a bus that provides entertainment: a party bus, a movie bus. Ingenious.

On the way back to my vehicle, from getting lunch at Fishnet Jamaican Restaurant, I came upon this part of a brick on 190th Street, just south of Linden Boulevard – across the street from where New York Shoes (as I titled the picture of shoes I took a month earlier, and, yes, the shoes were still there, in the same spot).

New York Shoes.

Now that it has snowed for the first time in October in New York City, this picture seems especially incongruous. It's a house in Bayside, and the climbing vine contrasts with the still-green bush, 6 days before the snow.

 A vehicle in Flushing, this morning, showed a small amount of snow, but in October, any snow is weird.

The intersection of Brookville Boulevard and 135th Avenue showed traces of snow.

And I was at that intersection in my quest to find the waterway that makes its way to Conselyeas Pond, Brookville Park, and hence to the swampy area near JFK. I can not tell if the water makes its way to Jamaica Bay, but I guess that it does.

What fascinates me is this obscured waterway wending its way through the concrete of southern Queens.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

October snow

Intense October Storm Moves Into Northeast trumpets wUnderground.
Weather Underground: Record report: 1.3 inches of snow in NYC. "an inch of snowfall has never been recorded in the month of October"

Winter brings colors to weather maps, and it ain't even winter (on the calendar, though sure as anything it looks wintry outside).

At 1pm, it was a coating of slush. I was headed back inside after lunch.
By 3 pm it looked whiter. That's the parking lot of the Peninsula Public Library.

Nice selection of pictures in

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Wisteria on Murray Lane

Monday 9 May 2011, out for a bicycle ride; taken on Murray Lane, Flushing, NY

Same house, same wisteria, same bicycle, same camera, Tuesday 11 October 2011

Autumn leaves

In the neighborhood bounded by Farmers and Springfield, on 183rd Street.

Along Rockaway Boulevard, looking south, headed east.

Across Rockaway, on the north side, one of many businesses located near JFK Airport.

A picture of my taking a picture of autumn leaves behind me, using the side-view mirror.

Further down on 183rd Street, apprioaching 144th Avenue.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Street names

On 71st Street, near Union Turnpike, across and up one block from Forest Park.
Just visible: Sybilla Street.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Lives in photography

Edward Steichen : lives in photography

Amateur photography

 Oops, car post in way: looking at car port on corner of 196th Street and 116th Road, St. Albans. (Here is an older shot of same scene that looks far better)
 Oops, same car post; looking at Baptist church on 196th and 119th, St Albans.

The zig-zag intersection at 196th and 120th Avenue (and reflection of dasboard on windshield).

122nd Avenue ahead.

Nashville Boulevard and 197th Street, 9 October, noontime, on my way to Hewlett.

 One of those interesting houses on 224th Street (where they are on east side, only; on 225th they are on both sides, and on 226th they are only on the west side).

Funky little house on 224th and 133rd Avenue. Nice shadow effect on stop sign.
Brush has been cut back, quite recently; it used to spill over onto the east-bound lane on 149th Road, near 262nd Street.
Red painted on bushes outside HWPL. That's the Children's room, behind the school district parking lot.
86,060 miles on Rocinante.
This is a structure between 22nd and 223rd Streets, south of Merrick Boulevard; I can not figure out what it is (my guess is a gas tank, but that's a pure guess).
Another look at it. Both shots are from my ride home, after 5pm.

One of many pretty houses I pass by, in St Albans, along 196th Street.
Riding along a very narrow street, 190th, approaching Hillside Avenue. The angle of the light poles intrigues me.