Continuing today's New York theme, I read that Tony, of Tony's Park Barbershop (any style you like) has retired. Here, my full set of pictures made during a quick visit to Tony's a few years back. Swipe left for more. <> From Jeremiah's Vanishing New York: "Tony 'Felice' Garofalo has done well for himself. He left Italy after World War II and stayed in Switzerland until he was 26, emigrating to Brooklyn in 1964.
Within a week of his arriving, Garofalo got a job in what is now his barbershop, located on Fifth Avenue between 44th and 45th streets. He bought it less than a year later, for $1,800, from another Italian immigrant.
Working a second job loading beer trucks, he bought the building several years later for $35,000. He now owns the salon and the seven apartments above it."
I have always thought of airplanes as strangely intimate places. On my flight from Delhi to Hyderabad I sat next to a couple that were on their first flight. I reassured them that everything would be ok and no, the seat belt didn’t have to be too tight. As the flight was taking off, they held each other’s hand. I sat there wondering if my parents ever hold hands on airplanes. I wondered if the two people sitting behind me and resting their heads on each other knew each other or were simply 18A-18B-acquaintances. I heard 16B’s rhythmic snoring and wondered if their partner approves. I wondered if the couple next to me would remember that I drank 6 glasses of water. As the flight was landing, the couple held each other’s hands again. I looked at them and smiled. I don’t know if we will ever see each other again but I will remember that I sat next to them on their first flight.
I met Roland and Nikki from New Brunswick on the parking lot outside Walmart in South Keys. They drove about 1000km to visit Roland son who lives in the capital city. They invited me for a beer outside their massive RV, shared stories and Roland who is a skilled musician played guitar and sang a song in French which is his native tongue. You never know what might happen on a parking lot in Canada. Only bonfire was missing... From "Ottawa" series South Keys, Ottawa