And on another note...
Here are some pictures I took one rainy day a few weeks ago, of the walk from our house to Hedgie's school, and back again:
Here's Hedgie, walking up our block, briskly ahead as she likes to do:
Some odd little houses around the corner--they always remind me of tiny Taras, little plantation homes:
A forbidding view of the pretty church attached to my old preschool:
The pear tree next door to Hedgie's school:
Inside school, where there has been a little lice epidemic; funny public service announcement posters by the kids:
On my way back home, without Hedgie, more opportunity to take some pics. Here's the sign outside a neighborhood church, always changing and always very thoughtful. I especially like this quote:
The church steps where my friends and I would sit between high school classes, back in the day:
A dying breed: the emergency call box:
As far as I'm concerned, best bagels in the city. But I'm sure folks would argue that their neighborhood bagel place is best. Hey, most of them are good. Just like the pizza. It's damned hard to find a bad slice of pizza in Brooklyn.
The store where my family has shopped for generations:
Took a detour with camera to the scenic promenade; Gothic and Victorian and melancholy in the rain--my favorite look for a neighborhood:
Can you quite make out Lady Liberty, ethereal in the fog?
And back home again, balancing umbrella, camera, handbag, and iced coffee to give you a taste of my Brooklyn neighborhood: