40 More Days of Outdoor Memories

Covid 19 Taketh Away, but these Photos Remindeth

When Covid 19 started us sheltering at home, and I started posting daily photo reminders of lovely outdoor memories, I didn’t think I would be doing this for three months and counting.

New York State is slowly and carefully opening up – more carefully than can be sadly said of several other states in the country, states that really should have better benefitted from New York’s experience. I took my first subway ride in three months yesterday, going about important business wearing my mask and keeping my distance, as do most (if not quite all) New York City denizens. But it will be many days before I am likely to take another subway ride and even more than that before I’m living anything close to my normal city rhythm before all contracted mid March 2020.

And as to travel … Maybe again in August, our usual two-fisted touristing travel month, but who can say today to where and how then? Back in March when our trip to Europe was cancelled we felt confident we would be able go to Germany in August. Now, not so sure. America has so messed up its response to Covid, Europe would rather we didn’t visit for the time being …

So the Outdoor Memory pics will continue. The first 40 were posted there. The next 40 are collected here. And I’ll keep posting them until something close to normal travel feels possible again. Without mandatory two week quarantine.

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #41:

Kitzbühel, Austria

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #42:

Tirol, Austria

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #43:

AIDS Memorial, Greenwich Village, NYC

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #44:

Painted Hills, Oregon, during the total eclipse of 2017

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #45:

Cherry Esplanade – Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #46:

Manhattan Bridge

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #47:

Ilhabela, Brazil

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #48:

56th and 8th, NYC

(Not a faraway escape for me maybe, but heck, I may live in NYC, but I hadn’t been in Manhattan since March 13 and wouldn’t again until June 20.)

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #49:

Walnut Canyon National Monument

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #50:

Ed and I in the Amazon

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #51:

Brasilia

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #52:

Tree-climbing in the Amazon rainforest

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #53:

The sculpture garden of Izulina Xavier

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #54:

Festive lights on Bergen Street

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #55:

A church in Vila, Brazil

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #56:

Pernambuco, Brazil

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #57:

Blumenau, a very German town in Brazil

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #58:

Pink dolphin in the Amazon

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #59:

São Paulo

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #60:

Olinda, Brazil

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #61:

One of Salvador’s many beaches

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #62:

The Lençóis

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #63:

The Lençóis at eye level

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #64:

The Pantanal

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #65:

The Amazon

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #66:

The Pantanal

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #67:

Petar, Brazil

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #68:

Cristo Redentor, shrouded in mist

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #69:

Rio de Janeiro

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #70:

Ipanema

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #71:

The Floating Forest of the Amazon

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #72:

Amazon Sunset

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #73:

A floating village on the Amazon

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #74:

Foz do Iguaçu

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #75:

Spree Forest, Germany

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #76:

Pride March, 2016

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #77:

The Rose Garden in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (still closed so far this year…)

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #78:

Stahnsdorf Cemetery

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #79:

A pear tree in bloom in a back yard in Berlin

which I would have visited if not for Covid

Daily Outdoor Memory Escape #80:

Grave of F. W. Murnau, director of “Nosferatu” and “Sunrise”, in Stahnsdorf cemetery

About dannyashkenasi

I'm a composer with over 30 years experience creating music theater. I'm also an actor, writer, director, producer, teacher and general enthusiast for the arts.
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