Why: It Rhymes With Soy

I’m back home in Fuengirola after an easy trip and great flights and service on Iberia. Not a moment’s sleep along the way, but you can’t have everything. What a joy to see San Geraldo when I arrived in Málaga.

Back in Brooklyn earlier in the week, I got to take a 2-hour walk beginning on the Boardwalk through Brighton Beach and continuing on through Manhattan Beach to Sheepshead Bay. (Click any image to enlarge.)

WOODEN BOARDWALK WHERE IT MEETS THE NEW CONCRETE BOARDWALK.
NOT EVERYONE LIKES IT, BUT IT’S AT LEAST NICE TO NOT WORRY
ABOUT TRIPPING OVER LOOSE BOARDS.

At one point, as I snapped a photo, a woman stopped behind me and looked, in apparent incredulity and disgust, at what I was shooting. “I used to live here and am back for a visit, so I’m taking pictures,” I explained.

“Woy?!?” she demanded (That’s “why,” which rhymes with “soy”).

I tried to explain. She asked asked a lot of questions. Almost angrily. I don’t know woy. But I made my escape quickly and gracefully.


OLD BRIGHTON BEACH OVERLOOKING NEW BRIGHTON BEACH.
FORMER SITE OF THE BRIGHTON BEACH BATHS (A PRIVATE CLUB, 1907–1994)
(3 POOLS, TENNIS, HANDBALL, MINIATURE GOLF, EVEN — AT ONE TIME — A NUDE BEACH).
THE END OF THE BOARDWALK (SEPARATING BRIGHTON FROM MANHATTAN BEACH).
MY PARENTS USED TO WALK HERE AND KICK OFF THE WALL BEFORE TURNING BACK HOME.
I REPRESENTED THE FAMILY AND KICKED OFF ON MY OWN.
I HEADED ONTO THE BEACH TO SEE CONSTRUCTION
AND THE BACKS OF SOME MANHATTAN BEACH HOUSES.
THE FRONTS OF THOSE SAME MANHATTAN BEACH HOUSES.
OLD MANHATTAN BEACH.
MORE OLD MANHATTAN BEACH.
A McMANSION…
ONE OF THE TUDORS…
A MUTE SWAN: SO, NO NEW YORK ACCENT.
MANHATTAN BEACH SIDE OF SHEEPSHEAD BAY.
THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF SHEEPSHEAD BAY ACROSS THE FOOT BRIDGE.
MANHATTAN BEACH “HOUSE” THE GULLS (IN PREVIOUS PHOTO)
WERE LOOKING AT.

SOME FORMER SUMMER COTTAGES. THE NEIGHBORHOODS
WERE ONCE FILLED WITH THESE.
SOME CHARMING OLD ROW HOUSES IN MANHATTAN BEACH.
BRIGHTON BEACH OLD STYLE.
OLD BRIGHTON BEACH ART DECO.
TWO OF THESE FLANK THE ENTRANCE TO AN
OLD APARTMENT BUILDING IN BRIGHTON BEACH.
“WOY?!?” THE LADY IN BROWN DEMANDED.

Brooklyn USA…

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

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