Sunday, October 29, 2006

Inwood, Henshaw Street Between Dyckman Street and Riverside Drive


Mary Sargent © 2006 …………………………….. click to enlarge

This is right across the street from the shot in last night's photo. I remember the first time I lived where zoning was relaxed, and commercial and residential uses existed on the same block. This was in Springfield, Illinois, the state's capital, where I had moved with my husband and children. I was a child of the suburbs, and it seemed exotic to me and charming. I still find it interesting and desirable. I want to be able to go downstairs and get a newspaper or a cup of coffee! Well, dammit, the block I live on now, in Inwood, is strictly residential. I just can't afford to live in a mixed environment, I guess.

Of course, I'm getting a bit far afield here as this block doesn't exactly offer newspapers and coffee. It doesn't have that quality of being in the thick of things, which is part of the appeal to me. But I'm still charmed.

See map.

5 comments:

peteski said...

hope you have not missed an opp. to photo the corner of Dyyckman & Seaman - just for the pun of it.

Olivier said...

Je continue a me ballader et a marcher avec toi dans manhattan. superbe.

I continue have ballader and have me to walk with you in Manhattan. superb.

Robert said...

This is one of my favourite, Mary. Your images are very deceiving. At first glance, they appear very sparse, yet there is so much happening that they hold on to you.

Louz said...

I agree with Robert. An elegant simplicity and great use of color. I enjoyed reading the text of the last week or so too. I like the idea of living in a neighborhood like that too though I never have. There's a mixed zoning old neighborhood here that I've recently fallen in love with for photography at least though I doubt I could ever afford to live there.

shena said...

the color in this pic is very striking. It draws me in.