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The Brooklyn Stoop 1977 70s Kodachrome 25 Slide

ON THE BBC !!!

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Randy, Chris, Me, Paula, Christine.

Across from my house down the street a bit. This was the second most popular stoop to hang out on: Chris' stoop. Timer on SRT-102 or my XE-7 50mm Kodachrome 25 slide film on tripod: I ran in.People have asked why is it not like this now. A good question. I sincerely believe that young people have become anti-social in many ways. Conversation on "the stoop" was slow and sporadic. We chided each other, told stories about school and occasionally broke out into a box-ball challenge when the afternoon cooled off in the summer. We all had many cousins who would come over when visiting. This stoop is still there, empty. When I passed by it about a month ago. I stood looking at it and was saddened especially since Chris, a fellow ham radio operator, I learned had passed away about 12 years ago. The whole area has nobody there I know any longer. Nobody at all. [UPDATE this high-quality replaced the horribly bad thing that was here before - a digital photo taken of slide on frosted glass! UGH!] I opened the plastic/glass slide mount: It's Kodachrome 25 !!! - I did use a tripod and my friends were used to holding still for me. :-) MUST SEE THE LARGE VERSION - click on "all sizes" above & go to "original". The Stoop: Here, the blog of Susans Szold, describes the concept of The Stoop better than my words ot those of anyone I have read or heard do so as of yet. (scroll down a bit) susanszoldsays.blogspot.com/

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Taken on May 4, 2009