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Sunday Afternoon in Sunset Park / Bush Terminal - Riffs and Licks
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Sunday Afternoon in Sunset Park / Bush Terminal
I took a long bike ride Sunday afternoon, down through Bensonhurst and Bay Ridge to the Belt Parkway, around under the Verrazano Bridge to 65th Street, and back through Sunset Park and Bush Terminal. I didn't have the camera, just the cell phone, but I took a few photos anyway. Wrapped up the weekend with The Corpse Bride which was quite fun and like all Tim Burton's work, beautiful to look at.

Update: The modified walk sign in the first photo is apparently the work of ThunderCut, a pair of Brooklyn artists mentioned in New York Magazine recently.


Don't Walk, Stumble Don't Walk, Stumble

Having much more fun than the average walk icon. Underhill Avenue and Pacific Street, Brooklyn.
First Avenue, Brooklyn First Avenue, Brooklyn

This abandoned locomotive is in Bush Terminal, at First Avenue and 44th Street. The New York Cross-Harbor Railroad is a car-float operation (meaning that it loads railroad cars on barges and ships them across from Red Hook and Sunset Park to New Jersey).
Abandoned Redbird Abandoned Redbird

An old IRT subway car, stored next to the NYCH locomotive just pictured. New subway cars arrive in NYC via the NYCH, and old ones depart the same way.
Bush Terminal Bush Terminal

Quiet cobblestone streets on a Sunday afternoon. (Actually, these are not cobblestones, but Belgian Block.)
On the Waterfront On the Waterfront

39th Street, looking east from Second Avenue.
Hot Cheese Bottle Hot Cheese Bottle

Seen in bulk, the yellow substance they serve with nachos at the movies looks even more frightening. It always looks to me like the stuff they paint stripes on the road with.

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crazyzim From: crazyzim Date: October 3rd, 2005 02:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
that walk sign is so coooooool!
chaossix6_photo From: chaossix6_photo Date: October 3rd, 2005 04:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ditto.

Loved these, thanks for sharing.
steelbrassnwood From: steelbrassnwood Date: October 3rd, 2005 04:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey, thanks much. I don't comment very often but I absolutely love your photos.
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steelbrassnwood From: steelbrassnwood Date: October 3rd, 2005 05:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's cool, isn't it? The phone is a Treo 650 (geek joy).
From: ___flight_risk Date: October 3rd, 2005 10:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Don't Walk, Stumble

I LOVE IT!

Also, *woot* for Bhurst.
bad_bad_zoot From: bad_bad_zoot Date: October 3rd, 2005 11:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
A Feline-American can't help but notice that there's not one living thing in those photographs—with the possible exception of cheese. I'm sure in Hairless Person Psychology this says something deeply disturbing about you; I just want to know where the mouses are at.
steelbrassnwood From: steelbrassnwood Date: October 4th, 2005 12:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Bush Terminal on a Sunday afternoon is as deserted as the People For the American Way booth at a Baptist convention. But I'm sure the, er, mouses were in the photo. Those cell phone cameras don't have great resolution, you know.
From: laurie_daniels Date: October 5th, 2005 05:31 am (UTC) (Link)
I CANNOT believe you got such good shots with just a cell phone! Great job!
steelbrassnwood From: steelbrassnwood Date: October 5th, 2005 01:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! <GEEK-BRAG>It's a Treo 650<GEEK-BRAG> If nothing else, it did let me get some fun photos even though I hadn't thought to bring the camera.
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