Back in Brooklyn earlier in the week, I got to take a 2-hour walk beginning on the Boardwalk through Brighton Beach and continuing on through Manhattan Beach to Sheepshead Bay. (Click any image to enlarge.)
|WOODEN BOARDWALK WHERE IT MEETS THE NEW CONCRETE BOARDWALK.|
NOT EVERYONE LIKES IT, BUT IT'S AT LEAST NICE TO NOT WORRY
ABOUT TRIPPING OVER LOOSE BOARDS.
At one point, as I snapped a photo, a woman stopped behind me and looked, in apparent incredulity and disgust, at what I was shooting. "I used to live here and am back for a visit, so I'm taking pictures," I explained.
"Woy?!?" she demanded (That's "why," which rhymes with "soy").
I tried to explain. She asked asked a lot of questions. Almost angrily. I don't know woy. But I made my escape quickly and gracefully.
|OLD BRIGHTON BEACH OVERLOOKING NEW BRIGHTON BEACH.|
|FORMER SITE OF THE BRIGHTON BEACH BATHS (A PRIVATE CLUB, 1907–1994)|
(3 POOLS, TENNIS, HANDBALL, MINIATURE GOLF, EVEN — AT ONE TIME — A NUDE BEACH).
|THE END OF THE BOARDWALK (SEPARATING BRIGHTON FROM MANHATTAN BEACH).|
MY PARENTS USED TO WALK HERE AND KICK OFF THE WALL BEFORE TURNING BACK HOME.
|I REPRESENTED THE FAMILY AND KICKED OFF ON MY OWN.|
|I HEADED ONTO THE BEACH TO SEE CONSTRUCTION|
AND THE BACKS OF SOME MANHATTAN BEACH HOUSES.
|THE FRONTS OF THOSE SAME MANHATTAN BEACH HOUSES.|
|OLD MANHATTAN BEACH.|
|MORE OLD MANHATTAN BEACH.|
|ONE OF THE TUDORS...|
|A MUTE SWAN: SO, NO NEW YORK ACCENT.|
|MANHATTAN BEACH SIDE OF SHEEPSHEAD BAY.|
THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF SHEEPSHEAD BAY ACROSS THE FOOT BRIDGE.
|MANHATTAN BEACH "HOUSE" THE GULLS (IN PREVIOUS PHOTO)|
WERE LOOKING AT.
|SOME FORMER SUMMER COTTAGES. THE NEIGHBORHOODS|
WERE ONCE FILLED WITH THESE.
|SOME CHARMING OLD ROW HOUSES IN MANHATTAN BEACH.|
|BRIGHTON BEACH OLD STYLE.|
|OLD BRIGHTON BEACH ART DECO.|
|TWO OF THESE FLANK THE ENTRANCE TO AN|
OLD APARTMENT BUILDING IN BRIGHTON BEACH.
|"WOY?!?" THE LADY IN BROWN DEMANDED.|