white building, astoria, queens
New York has been on my mind recently. Not exactly in an "I'm dying to move back" sort of way. I've been thinking a lot about my brother and sister-in-law, who live down the street from our old apartment in Queens. I've been thinking about the visit that my sister, her husband, and their kids will probably make to NYC this summer, and how I'll miss seeing them there. I've been thinking of the brutal summer heat, which I loved (and, to be honest, hated, too). I've been thinking of the bead shops I'm dying to visit. And I've been thinking of the grit and grime which always made for good photo fodder. I definitely was more shutter-happy in NYC. Looking through files of photos this morning, I was struck by how many shots I'd saved from New York and I'd never posted here... and how similar so many of them are to shots I've been taking in Portland. Today, Exhibit A. Tomorrow, Exhibit B, from a Portland neighborhood that is as close to Queens, New York, as I've been since we moved here.