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This is NOT Rockaway or Queens or any other boro of New York City. This residence is a post-hurricane structure. The location will be identified at the end of this post.
For the previous installment in this series . . . Sandy to Nemo . . . from four months ago, click here.
Here’s a March foto taken by Barbara from her 7th floor terrace, showing water/land edges in southern Queens. In fotos farther down, you’ll see this reinforced building now painted greenish yellow.
Early April 2013.
The rest of these fotos I took today at sea level. Note the lifeguard on duty, bundled up for morning 60-degrees beach. In the foreground beyond the fence is one of the concrete supports for the boardwalk Sandy peeled away. Maersk Denver, anchored on the horizon, will serve as a reference point. When Nemo happened, this vessel was in port in Taiwan.
And now in situ are the bathrooms that Ashley send a foto of about a month ago here. Foto looks roughly north.
Same bathrooms, looking roughly south.
Beachside view of the bathrooms and yellow structure housing life guard offices/concessions-to-be . . . looking northeast.
Click here for more info on the artwork created from portions of Sandy-splintered boardwalk.
Where once a mosaic covered cetacean I dubbed “rockawhale” resided,
construction trailers now stand. A geodesic dome marks the intersection of Shore Parkway and Cross Bay Parkway.
A closer look showed it to be part of another artistic response to Sandy’s devastation. I wonder what will happen after June 30.
I took the top foto in this post in New Orleans’ Ninth Ward, where the Make It Right project is attempting to do just that. I hope we make it right too.
Click here to see fotos Barbara took from her apartment on three or so successive days about three months ago—before, during, and after Sandy.
The next two fotos she took this morning–here of snow on top of post Sandy transformation– after our first significant 2013 winter storm in the sixth boro. For outatowners, Barbara’s apartment–on the beach–is within the limits of NYC. In the sky, that’s a midmorning sun.
Click on the foto below to see where I got it . . . but to me, Nemo is the guy who drove that vessel out of the imagination of Jules Verne and into mine a half century ago.
Barbara . . . thanks for the top two fotos, and as for the one of Nemo’s ride, you can make it your wallpaper as I made it mine.