Photography: Springtime in Quarantined New York Part 9
I’ve been adhering to social distancing guidelines and self-quarantining/isolating whenever possible for the past 63 days, if my math is correct. Of course, during the time I’ve gone out to run errands and for walks in and around the neighborhoods of Corona, Elmhurst, Forest Hills, Rego Park, as well as Flushing Meadows-Corona Park with my Canon 77D. (The one notable exception so far is a car ride I got into Manhattan to drop my mom off at Mount Sinai, which turned out to be the first time I was in Manhattan in some 50 some odd days.)
With temperatures in the mid 80s, yesterday was probably the warmest and nicest day of the entire season. So I decided to walk up Junction Blvd. to Roosevelt Avenue. Interestingly, I would up discovering some murals I didn’t know existed.
Walking down a popular an well-traveled thoroughfare when it’s practically deserted is an eerie and surreal experience: the entire time, I realized how much I missed walking through and being a part of a crowd: During my walk, I couldn’t help but think of walking through the crowds of Frankfurt-am-Main’s Haupwatche District and longing for a face like mine in the crowd. Will we experience that any time soon? Who knows?
In the meantime, this walk’s soundtrack included some Nashville area funk and soul — A.J. and the Jiggawatts‘ self-titled full-length and DeRobert and the Half-Truths‘ Soul in a Digital World and The Horrors‘ Luminous. Check out the playlist and photos below.