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And now.... some geese and turtles.


Enjoying the unusual tranquility this spring in Central Park.

More images of New York - and animals - "here" (albums) and nesting on my site @
New York: http://www.fenichel.com/NYNY.shtml
Central Park: http://www.fenichel.com/centralpark.shtml

Below: View from Bow Bridge, through its pinhole carvings, in "before" times with rowboats on the lake




#centralpark #NewYork #NYC #NYNY #myphoto #mywork #fenfotos #bowbridge #turtles #geese #nature
 
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Bow Bridge, Central Park, New York


A beautiful day in the neighborhood, but...
"What's missing from this picture?"


Answer: http://www.fenichel.com/autumncpboats.shtml

#NewYork #NYC #pandemic #CentralPark #BowBridge #fenfotos #myphoto #mywork #spring2020
 



So I just updated my Bow Bridge page from the 80s/90s, made it multi-media and (possibly) various screen-sizes friendly. So... I updated the page and now take a breath and continue to process...

Bow Bridge, Central Park - Images from the 80's to 00's and Pandemic of Spring 2020


Enjoy. You can take a self guided tour of NYC - as well as many other places - if you have time on your hands &/or enjoy such stuff. My homage to Bow Bridge, beloved destination of both locals and tourists from everywhere. Then and now. Bittersweet to see again.

#bowbridge #NYC #myphoto #mywork #NewYork #fenfotos #Olmsted #CentralPark #photography #travel
Better week! Stay Safe #staysafe #InItTogether
 
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Bow Bridge - Memorial Day (May) 2020 - Black & White

Central Park, New York


More images - in parks and streets of Manhattan, black and white and color:

Pandemic





Stay safe! #staysafe #COVID19 #NewYork #NYC #myphotos #fenfotos #pandemic
 

Bow Bridge, Central Park - Memorial Day 2020, New York





That was before. Always. In my lifetime anyway. Crowds on the bridge - and rowboats all over the Lake, no masks... (masks?)
You see the the Bridge and as I pan left (handheld, sorry), past the pond is Central Park West and far left, The Dakota. And Imagine.

Now.... Here's our intrepid accordion man, a second song and a second angle (socially safe and photographically prime)
Here you see a bit more of the bridge, which in springtime in NYC, in the heart of Central Park, is usually mobbed, on the bridge, on the trails, and in the rowboats. It's like a small-town park now, open spaces, closed hazards, distance but also sunning on Strawberry Fields (only a few people), bicyclers and joggers with masks on or at the ready... Well, as Dylan said, Things Have Changed!

Accordion Man & Birds (1-Minute Video)


More images of New York, always-before-now, @ www.fenichel.com/NYNY.shtml

STAY SAFE! #staysafe #COVID19 #NYC #NewYork #myphotos #myvideo #mymy #CentralPark #spring2020 #NYNY
 
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Some crowd-sourcing eyes please?

I've been working on a web page of "Covid Chronicles" - photos from my two outside adventures in the past 9 weeks, one cool day (April) and one warmer day in May. I have posted some of my favorites already, and incorporated those I like best (and with good feedback). I need to choose a few more to complete the web page collection. So.... Here's a 'baker's dozen' +1 which catch my eye, but I'd really value any objective feedback on these. If I were to choose one or two or three of these... which? Thanks!

Stay safe! Beautiful day here today (NYC) - from my window. "The waiting is the hardest part" - Tom Petty

#myphotos #NYC #covidchronicles #photography #COVID19 #NewYork #masks #StaySafe
 
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Eleanor Roosevelt

Modeling Safe Behavior - Still a shining example of inspirational leadership


A legendary woman, the much admired and beloved first lady of the USA during WWII. Eleanor Roosevelt was a voice of national conscience and purpose, in similarly challenging times. A summary below, from the FDR library. [ fdrlibrary.org]
The First Lady
Upon moving to the White House in 1933, Eleanor Roosevelt informed the nation that they should not expect their new first lady to be a symbol of elegance, but rather "plain, ordinary Mrs. Roosevelt." Despite this disclaimer, she showed herself to be an extraordinary First Lady.

In 1933, Mrs. Roosevelt became the first, First Lady to hold her own press conference. In an attempt to afford equal time to women--who were traditionally barred from presidential press conferences--she allowed only female reporters to attend. In 1939, the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) refused to allow Marion Anderson, an African American singer, to perform in their auditorium. In protest, Mrs. Roosevelt resigned her membership in the DAR.

Throughout Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency, Eleanor traveled extensively around the nation, visiting relief projects, surveying working and living conditions, and then reporting her observations to the President. She was called "the President's eyes, ears and legs" and provided objective information to her husband. When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and the United States entered WWII, Mrs. Roosevelt made certain that the President did not abandon the goals he had put forth in the New Deal. She also exercised her own political and social influence;

She became an advocate of the rights and needs of the poor, of minorities, and of the disadvantaged. The public was drawn in by the First Lady's exploits and adventures which she recounted in her daily syndicated column, "My Day". She began writing the column in 1935 and continued until her death in 1962.

During the war, she served as Assistant Director of Civilian Defense from 1941 to 1942 and she visited England and the South Pacific to foster good will among the Allies and to boost the morale of U.S. servicemen overseas.

"First Lady of the World"
After President Roosevelt's death on April 12, 1945, Mrs. Roosevelt continued in her public life. President Truman appointed her to the United Nations General Assembly. She served as chair of the Human Rights Commission and worked tirelessly to draft the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which was adopted by the General Assembly on December 10, 1948.

In 1953, Mrs. Roosevelt dutifully resigned from the United States Delegation to the United Nations, so that incoming Republican President Dwight Eisenhower could fill the position with an appointee of his own choosing. She then volunteered her services to the American Association for the U. N., and was an American representative to the World Federation of the U. N. Associations. She later became the chair of the Associations' Board of Directors. She was reappointed to the United States Delegation to the U. N. by President Kennedy in 1961. Later he appointed her to the National Advisory Committee of the Peace Corps and chair of the President's Commission on the Status of Women. Mrs. Roosevelt became a recognized leader in promoting humanitarian efforts.
Meanwhile....her spirit lives with the rest of the ghostly sights in New York.
And even today, she is doing her part - and wearing a mask! [Statue in Riverside Park]

More images of "old New York" @ http://www.fenichel.com/NYNY.shtml

And a musical tribute , because she's so on my mind, And I do so miss leadership and inspiration like hers. Stay safe!

Eleanor


#eleanorroosevelt #staysafe #stayhome #STFH #masks #N95 #PPE #myphoto #NYC #NewYork #fenfotos #COVID19
 
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First Encounter

A few steps from my door but after 6-7 weeks the simplest taste of spring and nature was invigorating. My first close encounter - after marveling at things like grass, trees, clouds, and blue sky - was this ubiquitous critter. I think the look s/he gave me was something like, "Why are all these humans in my park wearing masks?"

No. 1 of a series to come. Just a short walk along the edge of the island, but with camera and fresh air.
Ahh. My hour of exercise and fresh air before return to confinement. More images to follow. I saw flowers too! And masks....

More images of NYC (in more densely-packed days) at: http://www.fenichel.com/NYNY.shtml
And something perfect for these times, a virtual New York visit @ http://www.fenichel.com/NYC

#NewYork #NYC #NYNY #myphoto #squirrel #socialdistancing #photography #nature #fenfotos #mywork #staysafe
 
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Sigh.... today in New York:


Yesterday mandatory wearing of masks if in public or stores or transportation (which is mostly shut).
We've not seen mail here for at least 3-4 days (time blurs), and now there is talk about impact on mail-in elections, among other things.

Meanwhile I just got yet another text from the city, saying their emergency phone number (non-critical, "3-1-1") is overwhelmed and people should go to the web page (which is likely overwhelmed and under-staffed too) or call after 7PM (?!) .

A fittingly grey, cool day here. It almost hurts to see the sunny skies - from only a window. The last "street" photos for now...

#NYC #myphotos #NewYork #COVID19 #masks #fenfotos #staysafe #stayhome #STFH
More NYC photography: http://www.fenichel.com/NYNY.shtml
 
I wish I were out there taking photos as the weather turns nice... 😞
Getting cold now for April, actually. And Sad though, as it was seeing Ground Zero '01. Sigh.

This gallery was featured on an article by CBS, one of our largest media companies. But the photographer is freelance.
Some great shots along with his interviews and his focus on resilience, the human spirit, and the beauty of life.

Pandemic: A snapshot of life in New York City


Stay Safe! #STFH #staysafe #NYC #NewYork #COVID19 #stayhome #photography #streetphotography #PeterTurnley
 
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New York City
April 1, 2020

Empty streets, masks, plastic sheeting and still-empty shelves in stores. As many are prepared to seal ourselves inside for the month of April. (Yes, I was out, one time, 45 minutes, wearing N95 plus surgical mask - to safely prepare for round 2, after 2-week quarantine.) Be mindful. Be kind.

#staysafe #stayhealthy #STFH #COVID19 #NYC #NewYork #myphotos #pandemic #myphotos #socialdistance
 
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New York City
April 1, 2020

Empty streets, masks, plastic sheeting and still-empty shelves in stores. As many are prepared to seal ourselves inside for the month of April. (Yes, I was out, one time, 45 minutes, wearing N95 plus surgical mask - to safely prepare for round 2, after 2-week quarantine.) Be mindful. Be kind.

#staysafe #stayhealthy #STFH #COVID19 #NYC #NewYork #myphotos #pandemic #myphotos #socialdistance
 
Wo-oh! 🎶 This from Sting and friends - amazingly tasty, and just so right for the moment.... To all the Englishmen in New York, and Jamaicans too, and so many others now "prisoners of New York" and of the spreading virus outside everywhere ...

Sting And Shaggy: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert




New York City is the most populous city in the United States, with an estimated 8,491,079 people living in the city, according to U.S. Census estimates dating July 1, 2014 .....The city's population density of 26,403 people per square mile (10,194/km²), makes it the densest of any American municipality with a population above 100,000. [20]Manhattan's population density is 66,940 people per square mile (25,846/km²), highest of any county in the United States.[21] [22],,,, New York City is multicultural. About 36% of the city's population is foreign-born, [23]one of the highest among US cities. The eleven nations constituting the largest sources of modern immigration to New York City are the Dominican Republic, China, Jamaica, Guyana, Mexico, Ecuador, Brazil, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago, Colombia, Russia and El Salvador. [24]- Wikipedia Stay Safe! Be kind.
Photo is #myphoto. More photography of NY and beyond @ http://www.fenfotos.com
#BeSafe #BeSane #BeKind #NYC #NewYork #COVID19 #Sting #Shaggy #music #musica #musique #fenfotos
 
Thank you for the wishes - for the many people of many nations in New York, and back at you, as the world faces this all together. Stay safe & healthy. Be mindful and kind.

All together now






"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It's not."
-- Dr. Seuss

"All of us are much more human than otherwise."
-- Harry Stack Sullivan

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."
-- Plato

#covid19 #newyork #NYC #myphoto #fenfotos #beatles #music #musica #musique #together #staysafe #stayhealthy #STFH

YouTube: All Together Now (Remastered 2009) (The Beatles - Topic)

 

A Trip Through New York City


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Old film of New York City in the year 1911. Print has survived in mint condition. Slowed down footage to a natural rate and added in sound for ambiance. This film was taken by the Swedish company Svenska Biografteatern on a trip to America


7:45 min video
#nyc #1911 #gif #video
 
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A sample of phone alerts in NYC the past 24 hours... The good, the bad, the ugly.

#staysafe #stayhome #COVID19 #coronavirus #NewYork #NYC Stay safe. Be mindful. Be compassionate.
 
Surreal.... A few days early, suddenly the Late Show has gone to taping without an audience. Today they went on air with a bunch of rehearsal footage. While up the street, the Broadway theater district went dark, no more big-venue concerts, museums closed, and...

Live entertainment and cultural venues: Put on Hold due to COVID 19 (New York)


#covid19 #coronavirus #newyork #NYC #NY #Colbert #lateshow #sethmeyers #broadway
 
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The Gates


This is #myphoto on a very cold February day, exactly 15 years ago, in Central Park, New York.
Not about the gates of Hell (although... no, I've already posted a song or two about that)...

This was a huge event, and unique for Central Park, a gigantic canvas for a project of conceptual art, as conceived by Christo and Jeanne-Claude [Project Description, Artist Bios and More @ https://christojeanneclaude.net/projects/the-gates]

And the musical accompaniment for this, a good one for history, the weather, and headphones:


More images of Central Park, New York and a bit of the world elsewhere @ http://www.fenichel.com/centralpark.shtml

#music #musica #buckinghamnicks #stevieicks #classicrock #musique #fenfotos #thegates #NYC #centralpark #NY
 
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"People are crazy and times are strange
I'm locked in tight, I'm out of range
I used to care, but things have changed" - Bob Dylan

This was the opening song last night at the intimate and acoustically heavenly Beacon Theater, NYC

Dylan, contrary to the belief of some, has in fact aged well.

A-mazing on vocals, keyboards, guitar too, and most of all, harmonica.

I am still processing that show, and swimming in the string parts of "Simple Twist of Fate", and now really listening to the songs on last night's the set list. Beginning with....

Things Have Changed


Dylan is one artist I was aware of and appreciative, but not a huge follower, distracted by other things, from Beatles to Kinks, Who, Doors, Joplin, Jimi, Rolling Stones, Van the Man, Joni, Traffic, Tull... and festivals and tours and recording studios. Now a bit of Dylan.

Bob Dylan was a legend I saw once only, at the Academy of Music. The band was The Band. :)) The performances led to the album "Stage Fright", Dylan & the Band. It was The Band headlining, not Dylan. I'd seen the other shows, great but there was no expectation of Dylan. But at the end of the last show, out walked this guy in denim as the music swelled into "Once upon a time you felt so fine...." and I thought the balcony would fall down, it was so bouncing, things flying... A Beatle-mania moment. Once in a lifetime. Twice now for me. And again, the mysterious Mr. D. actually seemed to be feeling & enjoying the performance, and the ambience. Tres Cool.

#BobDylan #dylan #rocklegend #thingshavechanged #music #musiclegends #beacontheater #NYC
 
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"People are crazy and times are strange
I'm locked in tight, I'm out of range
I used to care, but things have changed" - Bob Dylan

This was the opening song last night at the intimate and acoustically heavenly Beacon Theater, NYC

Dylan, contrary to the belief of some, has in fact aged well.

A-mazing on vocals, keyboards, guitar too, and most of all, harmonica.

I am still processing that show, and swimming in the string parts of "Simple Twist of Fate", and now really listening to the songs on last night's the set list. Beginning with....

Things Have Changed


Dylan is one artist I was aware of and appreciative, but not a huge follower, distracted by other things, from Beatles to Kinks, Who, Doors, Joplin, Jimi, Rolling Stones, Van the Man, Joni, Traffic, Tull... and festivals and tours and recording studios. Now a bit of Dylan.

Bob Dylan was a legend I saw once only, at the Academy of Music. The band was The Band. :)) The performances led to the album "Stage Fright", Dylan & the Band. It was The Band headlining, not Dylan. I'd seen the other shows, great but there was no expectation of Dylan. But at the end of the last show, out walked this guy in denim as the music swelled into "Once upon a time you felt so fine...." and I thought the balcony would fall down, it was so bouncing, things flying... A Beatle-mania moment. Once in a lifetime. Twice now for me. And again, the mysterious Mr. D. actually seemed to be feeling & enjoying the performance, and the ambience. Tres Cool.

#BobDylan #dylan #rocklegend #thingshavechanged #music #musiclegends #beacontheater #NYC
 
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"People are crazy and times are strange
I'm locked in tight, I'm out of range
I used to care, but things have changed" - Bob Dylan

This was the opening song last night at the intimate and acoustically heavenly Beacon Theater, NYC

Dylan, contrary to the belief of some, has in fact aged well.

A-mazing on vocals, keyboards, guitar too, and most of all, harmonica.

I am still processing that show, and swimming in the string parts of "Simple Twist of Fate", and now really listening to the songs on last night's the set list. Beginning with....

Things Have Changed


Dylan is one artist I was aware of and appreciative, but not a huge follower, distracted by other things, from Beatles to Kinks, Who, Doors, Joplin, Jimi, Rolling Stones, Van the Man, Joni, Traffic, Tull... and festivals and tours and recording studios. Now a bit of Dylan.

Bob Dylan was a legend I saw once only, at the Academy of Music. The band was The Band. :)) The performances led to the album "Stage Fright", Dylan & the Band. It was The Band headlining, not Dylan. I'd seen the other shows, great but there was no expectation of Dylan. But at the end of the last show, out walked this guy in denim as the music swelled into "Once upon a time you felt so fine...." and I thought the balcony would fall down, it was so bouncing, things flying... A Beatle-mania moment. Once in a lifetime. Twice now for me. And again, the mysterious Mr. D. actually seemed to be feeling & enjoying the performance, and the ambience. Tres Cool.

#BobDylan #dylan #rocklegend #thingshavechanged #music #musiclegends #beacontheater #NYC
 
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Marathon # 067
All's well for the green
New York City Marathon - 3 November 2019

#nycmarathon #myphoto #NYC #NewYork #street #portrait #marathonrunner #green #events #x-t2
 
No honking

A very short video snippet (26s)
The video is from a few weeks back, but it's still only yellow and green, with little bits of orange.
The snowy bridge is from a prior Christmas week, the day after snowfall.

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Geese and Rowboats - Central Park


More photos of Central Park and New York (all seasons) @ http://www.fenichel.com/NYNY.shtml

#newyork #autumn #fall #winter #myphoto #myvideo #geese #centralpark #NYC #rowboats

YouTube: Geese in Central Park (26s) (Michael Fenichel)

 
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Central Park Turtle


As opposed to the many runners there on Sunday (NYC Marathon), ordinarily some of the wildlife here is content to take things slow and easy. The fable goes, "Slow and Steady Wins the Race". Here's one of the more sedate creatures of Central Park, a "winner".

So my leisurely Sunday walk in the park was less calm and uncluttered... Not possible to see trees within the forest, of people.
Change of plans, and I explored some of the back-stories and neighborhoods. Not yet blossomed in full autumn foliage, but pretty.




A more developed foliage peak here, from 2015. More Central Park photos from the peak of foliage season, and winter too, at fenfotos.com

#myphoto #centralpark #turtle #tortoise #nature #newyork #NYC #myphotos #autumn #fall #sundayinthepark
 
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Autumn Colors - New York, Halloween 2019


I know others are knee deep in snow (or in the dark from fire)...

New York today: 70℉, and very humid... people in shorts and light-weight costumes.

Yellow leaves have now suddenly peaked and are shedding, but no reds or oranges really, yet.
I know, I know: "your time is gonna come" for cold and snow... but not today!

Still waiting for fall. But I'm happy to wait for winter. "We'll see".
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Trick or Treat! ("Strange Days Indeed") Climate-wise & otherwise.

More images of New York in Autumn: http://www.fenichel.com/NYC/cpboat3.shtml

#halloween #newyork #NYC #allhallowedsaints #DíadeMuertos #costumes #autumn #trickortreet #myphotos
 

1879: NYC Campaign Actual Play

1879: Actual Play NYC this episode has the players organizing a Mission: Impossible type scheme with the Levellers and the sandhogs to gang up on the smoke demon and put an end to it. Transcript at https://bit.ly/2ph0KHL #fasa1879 #ttrpg #rpg #victorian #nyc #steampunk #brooklyn
 
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Birds, too...


The newish subway station at the Hudson Rail Yards (near the High Line and Javitz Center in New York)

More images of New York: http://www.fenichel.com/NYNY.shtml
More birds (bigger and more colorful) @ http://www.fenichel.com/birds




#myphoto #birds #gplusrefugee #newyork #NYC #myphotos #HudsonRailYards #goldenowl #subwaystation
 
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Bethesda Fountain # 2 (Central Park)


One more look - from a longer/wider perspective - at Bethesda Fountain in its entirety, with people sitting, selfie-ing, etc. As you can see, as of mid-October, the trees are just getting tinged with yellow, later each year in fully changing colors (peaking) so it seems.

This is the view, atop Bethesda Terrace, or on the fountain level, walking down the stairs which are atop a very elegant arcade, where performers are often found (and wedding photographers). The stairs themselves are fascinating, with carvings depicting the "early birds" of the park on the eastern (sunrise) side of the stairs, while the western side features daytime and evening creatures.

Off to the right the Boathouse (restaurant) and rowboat rentals. Behind the trees, to the left here, is the larger expanse of pond and Bow Bridge. Nearby also, Imagine (the mosaic), the Bandshell, and Strawberry Fields.

You can see more images of autumn (in full fury) and Bow Bridge at
http://www.fenichel.com/bowbridge.shtml




#bethesdafountain #centralpark #NewYork #myphotos #gplusrefugee #bowbridge #NYC #myphoto #autumn #foliage
 
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Hello, Geese!


Today in Central Park

More images of Central Park in "New York" album 'here' and @
http://www.fenichel.com/centralpark.shtml


Photo below is Bow Bridge in Autumn,
from my online collection, taken a few years ago; no sign of such colorful foliage as of yet, mid-October '19 in New York. But soon....




#NewYork #BowBridge #CentralPark #NYC #fenfotos #myphoto #myphotos #gplusrefugee #geese #parks #autumn #nature
 
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Central Park Boathouse - Revisited October 2019


This is more of a little gazebo (the big "clubhouse" is where one rents the rowboats). I took a photo of a couple and their rowboat, stopped at this exact spot, many years ago. That became a book cover! I re-visited this favorite spot a few years ago in the height of autumn and you what that looks like here .. with a link to the original photo as well, and to many more photos of Central Park.




#centralpark #gazebo #boathouse #NewYork #NYC #autumn #myphoto #gplusrefugee #fenfotos

More/mas/plus: http://www.fenichel.com/NYNY.shtml Happy new week and season...
 
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Imagine


A lovely time, early autumn in Central Park. Especially with a bit of "Indian Summer"

It seems the leaves turn colors a little later each year lately, maybe peaking in another 2 weeks, end of October -ish.
Many tourists here still, as you can see, always queuing up to grab quick photos posing with the mosaic.
Watch out for the selfie sticks when it's crowded!

More images of New York in album "here" , on flickr, and @
http://www.fenichel.com/NYNY.shtml




#NYC #NewYork #Imagine #CentralPark #fenfotos #peace #myphotos #myphoto #fujifilm #x-t2 #blackandwhite
 
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