My wife, Barbara, and I traveled to New York City on October 22, and we left a few days before Sandy hit. We were on a “retirement vacation,” which is a vacation from retirement, and we visited a friend who lives in New York.
Some images of New Yorkers follow. The photos show people doing ordinary things, and they offer a contrast to the images now on television. Ordinary things offer a goal toward which New Yorkers now work.
An age-old group
Cellphone and tired feet marks New York
A boy seeking adventure on a rock in Central Park
Testing a fire hydrant
Marking time and religion
Something interesting is going on over there
Traditional music fills the air
Boys and a ball
A special hat
A man and a belly
A young man and a ghost
A young woman and a device
After school, a pose for a stranger
Some of us are always waiting for a train
Eighteen images of New Yorkers before Sandy. May all New Yorkers return to their regular pursuits soon.
© Copyright 2012 Warren Flick