Do Not Sit on the Cow
Tuesday 7/11: Midwood, Gravesend, Homecrest
Distance: 8.12 miles
Weather: muggy and hazy
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Unique Miles Today: 8.12
Total Unique Miles: 88.60
Percent of Brooklyn Run: 5.09
Route: Start on Avenue J and E. 15th. Then west to E. 12th, south to Avenue P, west to Bay Parkway, then around that little triangle to Stillwell and south on Stillwell to Avenue T. East on Avenue T to E. 29th St, then back up to Avenue J, west to E. 21st, south to Avenue K, and back up E. 19th to Avenue J.
Notes: Large tracts of Midwood are very suburban, with single-family homes set back beyond lush, shaded lawns. So I apologize for the dearth of photos from areas like this, since there are fewer things that seem to jump out and demand to be documented. Like many other amateur photographers (judging by sites like flickr, at least), I'm drawn to typically urban tableaux like graffiti-strewn walls, brightly colored storefronts, peeling paint, industrial equipment, odd or ironic signage, and so on. I suppose one of the skills I'll have to work on as I progress with this whole thing is developing a better eye for the less obvious photo opportunity.
That said, once again there was plenty to see on today's run -- I especially liked the dozens of art deco apartment buildings along Avenue P. It was the humidity that was a real drag, though, with not much relief in sight for the next week or so. Maybe I'll get up even earlier tomorrow, and try to get the miles in before the sun's too high. Herewith, today's photos:
Off Avenue P
In front of I.S. 96 on Avenue P
On Avenue T
Mosaic on the front of the Yeshiva of Flatbush on Avenue J