Harlem

September 2007

 

Took a few photos in Harlem.  Wasn't much that really caught my eye but we got to see a gospel church service, a black pride street parade and a whole lot of brownstone homes that the area is famous for.

 

Around Town

Malcolm X Boulevard

 

Some famous local guy.  The statue looks like a cross between a soviet era statue and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.

 

Old Fallout Shelter

 

Buildings with fire escapes out the front

 

Local church.  Antioch was an ancient city in modern day Turkey and one of the four major cities of early Christianity - along with Jerusalem, Alexandria and Rome.  The converts in Antioch were the first to call themselves Christians. 

 

Antioch was also famous for a massive siege during the Crusades.

 

Old mews?  Love this shot.  Completely unexpected.

 

Brownstones

 

 

Tamy pouting

 

Steps are amazingly detailed

 

 

 

 

 

As are some of the archways on the ground floor flats.

 

Tamy on another set of steps

 

Street

 

Call box for fire brigade and police

 

Black Pride/Community Street Parade

Nice welcome to America street sign.

 

Little boy in his Cadillac Escalade with Sponge Bob Square Pants. 

 

State troopers

 

 

 

Now that's what I call a police car.

 

Harleys

 

Police or Correction Department

 

NYPD van close up

 

Some high school

 

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