monochrome monday

Another 35mm print scanned.
Taken at 77th Street & Broadway
maybe 15 yrs ago or more
All along upper Broadway
there are malls like this with benches
& now there are also lovely plantings



For more monochromes, visit host Aileni's Monochrome site

54 comments:

  1. this is just one of the best photos yet! wonderful!

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  2. A terrific capture of a moment frozen in time.

    I was about to say that it was iconic as well, that that same scene replays itself all over the world, but then I noticed how dressed up the women are - nope, definitely not Israel ;-). Actually, I like all the little cultural differences like that, they're fun to spot.

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  3. A slice of life and I imagine you could repeat a similar scene today.

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  4. All dressed up and SOMEWHERE to go-- this bench with friends! Love the photo. The two people on the ends seem like characters!

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  5. You did it again! I'll have a Cafe au Lait with that slice of Americana. Wow!

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  6. Oh, the stories that can play out in our minds, looking at a scene like this one.

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  7. Oh how nostalgic! I think it's much older than 15 years because I had a plaid jacket with a fur collar just like the one that sleeping man's wearing...when I was in high school.

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  8. fantastic scene
    Nana used to get dressed up and go sit on the bench

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  9. Really nice shot! So much is happening in the picture!
    Thanks for your visit at my blog! Welcome back...

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  10. A great capture. i can just hear those ladies talking - in best NY accents.

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  11. It´s a wonderful photo!!
    Time pass by!!

    have a nice week! /christina

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  12. Happy Blogoversary Daryl! (Sorry I am a day late!)
    I would like to say, thank you for sharing all of your beautiful photos and your NY stories. I love your blog!

    & I love today's photo.
    Now you are inspiring me to go look through some of my older photos.

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  13. I wonder what they are talking about?
    Well done!

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  14. I love this photograph. It's like a frame out of a movie. Great one!

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  15. Your shots of the cleanup and recovery after the storm that hit is simply amazing. We learned how badly the park and trees were damaged but your shots made it even more clear. Wow. BAD!!

    BTW, the dog you shot with his cool neck wrap was great.

    Nice old 35mm post!

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  16. Look at them--what stories in those faces! Wonderful shot.

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  17. my 1st visit... wonderful blog...
    captivating photos...
    ^-^

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  18. Yes, certainly a look of the past about it.
    I feel ancient.
    Do you think there is room for me on the bench!

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  19. One of my favs so far. It brings back memories of my long gone great-aunts and uncles.

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  20. This has an "old Life Magazine" look to it. Fabulous!

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  21. That's the sort of photo one could make up a story about. :)

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  22. definitely looks like a collection of characters!

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  23. wow. lovely pic.
    Your blog is great..dreaming of New York, sigh
    Jasmine

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  24. My favorite kind of shot. I could look at this a long time and not see all there is to see. The facial expressions alone are worth a 1000 words, pardon the old expression!

    Superb!

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  25. HA,
    That reminds me of the 4 sour French babes sitting on the park bench at Les Jardins des Plantes! What a great shot D. Love these old photos you're sharing with us.
    V

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  26. I think I found my long lost Grandma sleeping on the bench. Reminds me of my GM and her friends sitting in town all day on the bench and I mean ALL day in good weather. When it was cold or it rained she would hang out in Macy's on the second floor as they had a sitting area for customers to sit and rest way way back before B&N stores arrived on the scene to hang out in and have coffee. Fun memories for me so thanks for posting your mono photo.
    Joyce

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  27. Thanks for sharing that photo! The dude on the right looks a little colorful, doesn't he?

    I just love older people!!

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  28. Honestly, I would have guessed that this photo was more than 15 years old. You captured the moment of a time long passed.

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  29. I wonder if any of those folks are still among the living...

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  30. Maybe they were all waiting for the mail to arrive. it might not be there yet!

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  31. People watching in a subway must be fabulous and a the underground is a great place to play with a camera. I very much like this photo, Daryl.

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  32. What a lovely photo. Most of the time I don't have the courage to take pictures of people because I don't want to annoy them. Maybe you should teach me. ;)

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  33. My mom had a pair of open toes shoes like those. Just enough for a peek at the toes. Great memory shot!

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  34. Think I'll invite some friends to join me down on the square here in our small town. Just for the fun of it. Thanks for the idea.

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  35. I love the old man in the overcoat wearing short socks with his tennies!

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  36. I love their stylists! :-)

    I love how dressed up they were back in the day.

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  37. I'm with Kate! I absolutely LOVE this capture!

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  38. I believe this is one of my favorite pictures....evah! I heart old people:)

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  39. Wonderful photo Daryl. A true group portrait.

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  40. Multiple times looking at this great photo, I just noticed the tulips in the background. They look "not real", as in superimposed? How is it that they look almost like an insertion? Incredible shot, btw!

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