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Greenwich Village thunderstorm, 1969 | by Ed Yourdon
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Greenwich Village thunderstorm, 1969

I took this photo from the southeast corner window of my apartment, looking down at the corner of Bleecker and West 10th St. in Greenwich Village. It was a flash storm of some kind, and within a few minutes, everyone was off the street. I had just gotten my first 35mm camera, a Yashica something-or-other, and I didn't know anything about photography at the time; but it seemed like such a "natural" scene that I felt should poke my camera out the window and record it...

 

This photo was published in a June 17, 2008 Internet blog article about Washington Square Park, entitled "Last Call, Bohemia. Or, As Jane Jacobs wrote, the benefits of the “strange”." It was also published in an edited Aug 17, 2009 version of the article, titled "Last Call, Bohemia." And it was published in a Sep 17, 2010 blog titled "Stuff You Might Have Missed." It was also published in a Nov 14, 2010 issue of Annie Syed's "Still Sundays" blog. And it was published in an undated (mid-Nov 2010) Digital Camera Product Reviews blog, with the same title and detailed notes as what I had written on this Flickr page.

 

Moving into 2011, the photo was published in a May 11, 2011 "Nice Product Reviews" blog, with the same caption and detailed notes I had written on this Flickr page.

 

Moving into 2015, the photo was published in a Sep 15, 2015 blog titled "Group Shaming in the Internet Age: The 21st Century Bystander Effect."

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Taken in July 1969