Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Today I saw a strange older woman jogger who did so in tiny steps. She was carrying a tiny notebook in which she was nervously scribbling notes while "jogging". She moved into the bike lane and almost got hit by a bike rider who was carrying a huge American Flag in one arm.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
So many dogs on the bridge this morning. Last night when I was trying to get home, the bridge closed down. People and cars were being walked off and backed off. I biked over to the Manhattan Bridge and crossed that way. Took a couple of pictures of the boats clustered below the jumper. It was a suicide attempt.
But today, it was all dogs and a couple of bags. My whole commute was so fast even though I stopped to take pictures.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Now that the weather is warming up, the empty water bottles are taking over the bridge trash cans, filling them to the rim and beyond. The water bottle vendors are also appearing in strategic places along the pedestrian path with their "WATER $1 ONLY" handwritten signs.
Thursday, May 10, 2007
The bum was busy washing his feet and changing his shoes this morning. I'm not a bum yet. Being a bum would mean not having a good place to go to the bathroom. But it would also mean not caring if you took a sh*t out in the open. It would mean having to sleep in an unsafe place. But also not thinking that kind of stuff.
Sunday, May 06, 2007
This week I rode my bike every day over the bridge, so taking pictures was much harder.
But I did stop to take a shot of this helicopter that kept buzzing round and round the bridge, with a man hanging off the open side. All the tourists were mesmerized, like they'd never seen a helicopter so up close in their lives.
Thursday, May 03, 2007
You see dogs on the bridge sometimes and it's always a nice touch. But today I saw a woman with her little dog strapped into a bike basket! The dog was sitting up with it's tongue out loving the wind and the motion. I'm not saying I would trade places with it, but I was tempted.