Monday, August 10, 2009

brooklyn newstand


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I wish they had these on long island. there probably isn't enough foot traffic to support them. I asked the woman who was sitting inside if I could take her picture but she wouldn't let me.

10 comments:

Alexa said...

Hey, I recognize this! Nice shot, with or w/o the lady inside. Hope things are going well in Roma.

Marylène said...

Those stands are slowly but surely vanishing from Paris streets and it is very sad !!
Crisis, they say, but Internet too !! Less people read, so buy, news papers and magazines so it doesn't pay enough to make a living !

Shell Sherree said...

I love newstands ~ hope the ones in Paris stay around for a long time. Much as I love reading online, there is nothing like holding a magazine or book and reading it.

bobbie said...

I like news stands too. But can you imagine working inside of one all day long?
At one time I did work in a little photo booth for a while, but there were windows on both sides. I think this would be very claustrophobic.

Anonymous said...

Nice shot, so much history disappears from our every day lives. This to will be a memory. :-)PGma

willow said...

I wonder how long this stand has been in this particular spot? Very charming.

Daryl said...

The ones in 'the city' are now all exactly alike .. standardized and cold looking ..

Janie said...

That tiny building is just packed with goodies. Would be fun to browse.

annulla said...

We won't have them in Brooklyn much longer, you know. The quirky little newsstands are being replaced by mass-produced, standardized, homogenized stainless steel newsstands.


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Pietro said...

Very fine image, Lily. Some people don't like to be photographed indeed!