Saturday, March 04, 2006

Pictures I wish I had taken

There are many more than I can remember, but this is one:

On Belair Road a few blocks north of here there is a senior citizen day center called Paradise. Beth and I were walking one October Saturday--without the camera, carelessly--soon after we moved up here, to get a look at the neighborhood. This day center is a one-story storefront place, looks like it was built sometime between 1955 and 1972, with a big glass window angled a little inward from the street toward the glass front door. The inner workings of the place are concealed behind an off-white curtain. On the inside of the big window are several narrow, full length glass shelves. On the shelves this Saturday were lots of little plastic and plush Halloween souvenirs: black kitties, pumpkins, little tulle bags of candy, etc..., all spaced neatly and fairly wide apart--a lonely distance from one another--and on the window itself was a banner reading "Welcome To Paradise".

Do you have a photograph you wish you had taken?


Anonymous Beth said...

Do you wish you had taken that photo of the Lincoln Memorial, the one that was actually taken by me?

3:51 PM  
Blogger Portipont said...

I have never even SEEN the Lincoln Memorial. What's the Lincoln Memorial?

11:06 PM  
Anonymous beth said...

Oh, I took a great photo of it once. Remind me to show it to you sometime.

9:41 AM  
Anonymous Anderson Tallent said...

There was a poster in all the New Jersey Transit train cars a few months back, advertising the governor's new mental health initiative. It read:

"People with Tourette Syndrome are lucky to live in New Jersey."

I wish I'd have snapped a picture of that one.

12:39 PM  

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