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    Note: this photo was published as an illustration in an Aug 2009 Squidoo blog titled "Discount Laptop Batteries." And it was published in an Aug 13, 2009 blog titled "Laptops werden laufend geklaut." More recently, it was published in a Sep 14, 2009 blog titled "Best Italy Expat Blogs: The Most Helpful Bloggers."

    Moving into 2010, the photo was published in a Jan 13, 2010 LifeHacker Australia blog titled "Questions To Ask Before Buying Mobile Broadband." And it was published in an Apr 8, 2010 Tech and Gadget Blog with the same title as the caption that I used on this Flickr page. It was also published in a Jun 25, 2010 Lifehacker blog titled "About To Get Pre-Paid Mobile Broadband? Check Lifehacker First." And it was published in a Jul 4, 2010 Fresh Networks blog titled "Social media does not just take place online, and a Jul 9, 2010 Lifehacker blog titled "Planhacker: Complete Australian Postpaid 3G Broadband Guide." It was also published in an Aug 4, 2010 Buy Laptop Guide blog titled "christmas special offer for computers & laptops," as well as an Aug 6, 2010 Buy Laptop Guide blog titled "How do I get my teacher discount from Dell?" And it was published in a Sep 9, 2010 blog titled "5 Great Online Marketing Tools for Small Green Businesses." And it was published in an Oct 11, 2010 blog titled "intnternet Marketing Business Opportunity," as well as an Oct 23, 2010 Nice Online Business Marketing photos blog, with the same title and notes as what I had written on this Flickr page. It was also published in an undated (late Oct 2010) blog titled "10 Happiness Tips for Busy People." And it was published in a Nov 8, 2010 blog titled "Viral Internet Marketing Technique – not Using it Could Kill your Online Home Based Business Internet Affiliate Marketing!" It was also published in a Nov 26, 2010 blog titled "Who Else Wants Their Own Internet Home Based Business?" And it was published in an undated (Dec 2010) blog titled "The Ten Commandments of Internet Affiliate Marketing, Thou Shall Read This!", as well as another blog titled "Marketing to International Audiences." It was also published in an undated (mid-Dec 2010) blog titled "Slow Food’s Terra Madre helps local delegates make global connections." It was also published in a Dec 14, 2010 Nice Home-Based Business Australia Photos blog with the same title and detailed notes that I had written on this Flickr page. And it was published in an undated (mid-Dec 2010) blog titled Advocacy Group Seeks Economic Development for State’s Music Business Advocacy Group Seeks Economic Development for State’s Music Business, with the same detailed notes as what I had written on this Flickr page. It was also published in a Dec 31, 2010 blog titled "10 Happiness Tips for Busy People | Tiny Buddha."

    Moving into 2011, the photo was published in an undated (early Jan 2011) blog titled "How to Choose an Internet Affiliate Marketing Program." It was also published in a Jan 13, 2011 "Learn 2 Earn Online" blog, with the same title and detailed notes as what I had written here on this Flickr page. And it was published in a Feb 15, 2011 blog titled "Revenue Potentials Introduced by Internet Marketing Tools." It was also published in a Feb 24, 2011 blog titled "How to Avoid Laptop Repair Errors." And it was published in a Mar 8, 2011 blog titled "The Importance of Focus in Internet Business and Finding Yours." It was also published in a Mar 14, 2011 Funny Games Pictures blog, with the same caption and detailed notes that I had written on this Flickr page. And it was published in a Mar 24, 2011 blog titled "Wilmington Based Lumina Academy Offers Online Education." It was also published in an undated (early Apr 2011) blog titled "Ten Happiness Tips for Busy People." And it was published in an Apr 30, 2011 blog title "Making 'Introduction to Computers for Arts and Social Sciences' Even More Awesome." It was also published in a May 9, 2011 blog titled "Pessoas como Mídia: Os Novos Modelos de Comunicação." And it was published in a Jun 28, 2011 blog titled "Binnenkort gratis Wi-Fi hotspots door heel de Algarve." It was also published in an Aug 27, 2011 blog titled "Can you rank high in Google with just one page?" And it was published in a Sep 14, 2011 blog titled "6 Signs That a Winning Notification Email Is a Fake." It was also published in a Sep 24, 2011 blog titled "Q&A: WHERE TO ADVERTISE ONLINE FOR FREE YOUR HOME BASED BIZ OPPORTUNITY."

    Moving into 2012, the photo was published in a Jan 1, 2012 blog titled "Chile lauded for social media development, information technology." And it was published in a Jan 4,2012 blog titled "The Practical Alternatives to Learn to Play Guitar." It was also published in a Mar 1, 2012 Venezuelan blog titled "Ingeniería ambiental: controlando el cuidado del planeta." It was also published in an Apr 23, 2012 Affiliates Money Tools blog, with the same caption and detailed notes that I had written here on this Flickr page. And it was published in a May 21, 2012 blog titled "Different Kinds of Internet Marketing Tools."

    Moving into 2013, the photo was published in a Jan 28, 2013 blog titled "Nice Social Media Marketing Tips For Small Business photos." And it was published in an undated (mid-Feb 2013) Affiliates Money Tools blog, with the same caption and detailed notes that I had written on this Flickr page. It was also published in a Mar 25, 2013 blog titled "Mobile Computer Repair - Getting Started," as well as a Mar 25, 2013 blog titled "NVQ Procurement Simplified." And it was published in an Aug 2, 2013 blog titled "Facebook Enters the Television Age With Video Ads in Timeline," as well as an Aug 5, 2013 blog titled "Banks Survive Cyberattacks: 5 Things to Know for the Week," and an Aug 27, 2013 blog titled "大量の時間を消費するコンテンツから卒業するための荒療治なシステム「Pavlov Poke」."

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    Back in the spring of this year (2009), I decided to pay a visit to Washington Square Park (pictures of which are available here), having earlier stumbled upon some photos I had taken there 40 years earlier, in the spring of 1969 (photos of which are included in this album). I was surprised to see that the park was undergoing massive renovation, and that the fountain was closed off; but some construction signs promised that it would be open once again in the summer ...

    So this past weekend, I decided to venture back to the park once again. The renovation was indeed finished; the fountain was operating again, and the warm, sunny weather had attracted throngs of New Yorkers and tourists to spend a pleasant afternoon engaged in all sorts of activities — much of which involved splashing around in the water. But there was also juggling and chess and scrabble, guitar-playing folk-singers and a violinist, two different jazz bands, and an energetic quartet singing old 1950s doo-wop ballads.

    I spotted tourists and visitors from Japan, Italy, Scandinavia, and various parts of the U.S. People were sunbathing on various patches of grass around the edge of the park. There were children, students, lovers, families, and old hippies; and there were half a dozen dogs, at least a few of which enjoyed the opportunity to splash in the pool. There was an ice-cream cart and a hot dog stand, and if the park was anything like the old days, there probably at least a few places to buy drugs of every conceivable kind. For those who might have wondered what this place really was like in the "old days," there was a cheerful old guy (named Robert Fogelnest, from what I could find on the Internet) peddling copies of a book titled The Streets of Greenwich Village.

    All in all, there was something for just about everyone. If you've got an afternoon free while it's still summer here in New York City, I highly recommend a stroll through Washington Square Park. Remember: summer won't last forever...

    Creative Sage™, Mike Sansone, and 14 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. passengercis 6 months ago | reply

      Hi, I used this picture for a page on the English version of our Ghent University College Librarywebsite (lib.hogent.be/how-to/search-at-home/). There's also a part of the picture shown on our homepage (lib.hogent.be).

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