The Newtown Pentacle

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– photo by Mitch Waxman

Recent endeavor found a humble narrator walking a friend back to their Jackson Heights digs, followed by a night time stroll back to Astoria via Woodside. One is generally not enthralled with taking photographs of residential structures, or shops. My preferential subjects are usually heavy and maritime industrial, transportation and related infrastructure, cool cars and trucks, and the occasional angry bird.

Woodside, of course, is heavily residential but it does have its charms.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

I don’t know what the scoop is with this apparently abandoned church building, but I’m sure there’s at least one neighborhood ghost story told about it. That’s just the nature of things, or it should be.

C’mon, zoom in on the the windows. Is there a demon staring out at you from behind the glass? Must be. Tell me what you see in there? Spooky!

– photo by Mitch Waxman

I’m always fascinated by the polychromatic lighting offered by the various forms of street furniture in Queens. That’s what the professionals call traffic signals and street lamps and all the other gear they install – fire boxes, bike racks, benches, hydrants. Street furniture is kind of a catch all phrase for the stuff which allows us to do our thing. If it’s well deployed, you don’t even notice its presence.

Back next week with more at this – your Newtown Pentacle.

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Written by Mitch Waxman

June 11, 2021 at 11:00 am

Posted in Photowalks, Pickman, Woodside

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  1. “…walking a FRIEND back to THEIR Jackson Heights digs.”

    Shouldn’t it be “his digs”? Or “her digs”? Or “friends digs”?

    Or have you succumbed to the PC winds?

    georgetheatheist...curious cat

    June 14, 2021 at 12:39 pm

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