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Swingarm City
Woman from Mursi tribe
My paternal grandmother in her home in Pak Tin Estate, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Lost
Beijing Opera
Disneyland
Slow-shutter speed capture of a throw
The pond at the Last Resort RV park
Giraffe Tree Grazing
santa girl rapling on valley
Sayonara
The real Sesame Street in New York City.
Great Sand Dunes National Park
Eucalyptus Tree
A service dog observes her classroom
The villa
Dancing in the Crowd
The Strugglers
Prayer during all souls day
White Rhino & the Art of Being Nonchalant
A Pink Day
Christmas Tree Portrait
Karo family
17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
The real Sesame Street in New York City.

“Sunny days Sweeping the clouds away On my way to where the air is sweet Can you tell me how to get How to get to Sesame Street?” Take the 1 to 66th! As a Columbia alum it makes me so happy that Sesame Street is officially (revealed for its anniversary) now on the Upper West Side. But more importantly: I taught myself English as a baby by watching Sesame Street (although I was born in Chicago, my parents spoke to me in Cantonese, and I learned Toisanese by listening to my mom’s side of the family). For that I’ll always love Sesame Street, WTTW/PBS, and educational television in general. (Also, when under this sign a young man came up to me and asked, “What are you taking a photo of?” “Sesame Street!” And I had to repeat that several times while he looked everywhere until I went “Look up!” to which he went “Oh I don’t look up enough!” So funny how something I used to say back in college returned when I was back in NYC for my college reunion: Look up! Who cares if people think you’re a tourist or something? There’s nothing wrong with looking at your own city with wonder.)

TAGS: Clouds, Education, Manhattan, New York, Nyc, Sky, Street

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Date Taken: 05.2019
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PHOTO LOCATION New York City, New York, United States of America