A snow falls in Brooklyn

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Stop Press – today was the very first time in my life I had ever gone to work during a snowfall. As a longtime resident of Sydney, this constitutes pure novelty. Apparently the snow storms in the  midwest and north-east of the USA have even made the Australian news. While I’m like a kid in a toyshop, for everyone else here, it’s pure hell. As far as they’re concerned, the novelty has long worn off, whereas I’m running around in the snow (well, stepping carefully, to be precise) taking photographs.

Above left: the 9am view of my apartment building as I set off towards the subway; above centre – me outside Simi Linton’s home/office, rugged up complete with waterproof fur-lined boots, 1920s-style hat and goose-down coat. (And they’re only the layers you can see). Above right – close-up of brand new floral-embroidered brown suede gloves, courtesy of Susan, a friend from PlayGroup, as a belated birthday present. Thank you Susan.

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