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Why walk with no camera???

July 1, 2009 pm31 8:11 pm

Took a Bronx walk this morning, almost 6 miles, zigzag around 149/138, then a shot up the valley east of the Concourse, ending at Tremont and Webster.

Then a straight shot, almost 4 miles, this afternoon, from Westchester Square, straight up Williamsbridge, across Allerton, skirting the Botanical Gardens, again crossing Webster.

I wouldn’t have taken many photos, but…

  • The red-tailed hawk perched precariously on an upper window ledge, at Hostos Community College.
  • The monument to Major Deegan (real guy. think he doled out lots of patronage)
  • The east west side of Franz Sigel Park – damp and dank and shady and musty… (west, west, not east, which I’ve walked by dozens of times. This was my first time on the Walton side)
  • Some of the narrow streets around the Hub. I forgot they were so small.
  • The funny mix of old buildings and newer houses and remaining empty lots and community gardens along Sherman Avenue.
  • The mall in Mt Eden Parkway.
  • Some good shots capturing both the Cross Bronx and regular people stuff, like playgrounds, buildings, stores. How can such a busy, choked, pollution-generating gash of concrete have been built right where people live and sleep? NIMBY? Not in anyone’s backyard!
  • Pelham Parkway. Driving it, it’s easy to forget what an oasis it is.
  • Mulberries and Lindens. Images of favorite tastes and smells.
  • The Bronx River, flowing swiftly.
  • Chipmunk. He would have disappeared before I could snap his picture, but I would have tried.

if I’d brought a camera.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. cherokeebydesign permalink
    July 1, 2009 pm31 8:21 pm 8:21 pm

    I never leave home without mine….kinda like another part on me.


  2. July 1, 2009 pm31 8:28 pm 8:28 pm

    I’m with you–I never leave home without it! I just bought a Nikon D90 to go along with my Olympus Stylus.

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