Photography: Summer in Quarantined New York, Part 12

Photography: Summer in Quarantined New York, Part 12

Sunday was a pretty quiet day for me. I had a late breakfast of grits, bacon and coffee with my mom, watched a dreadful New York Yankee loss in Baltimore against the Orioles on TV and worked on a post. It was a gorgeous, late summer afternoon so I decided to shower, get dressed and take my camera with me for a brief walk.

Check out some photos below.

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I didn’t notice this when I took the picture but you’ll see a little bug getting some pollen. No matter how weird humanity makes things, some things remain the same.
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Queens is a rather diverse place. So much so that you’ll come across signs in English, Spanish, Korean, Russian, Farsi and so on. Here we see signs in English and what appears to be Korean on COVID-19. Again, it’s a reminder that this shit is serious.
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In case you may have forgotten: we’re still in the middle of a pandemic — and we shouldn’t forget it. So that means being socially distant and keeping a mask on when we’re in public and unable to socially distance.
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This tiger mural is at my junior high school, Stephen A. Halsey in Rego Park, Queens, NYC. I’ve set foot on the property twice in the past 26 years and both of those times have been this year. Of course, while i was walking on the property, there were a few things I couldn’t help but notice: 1. the things that have remained the same and the things that have changed since I graduated back in 1994 and 2. that despite the differences in clothing and technology, kids are essentially the same — including the occasional terrible music choices.

For these photos and more, check out the Flickr set here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmNYNS1b