Two on Park Avenue

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The dog, the basket, and the red sneakers

I found a folder of photos from last year’s Summer Streets, three Saturdays in August each year when Park Avenue/Lafayette Street from the Brooklyn Bridge to 72nd Street is closed to cars. I get a kick out of the dog peering over the basket slightly cross-eyed, the big bell on the handlebars, the funky panniers, and of course the red sneakers.

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Dogs in Greece

In many parts of Greece, dogs and cats run free. The state, however, identifies, spays/neuters, provides necessary shots and collars (the dogs) and the animals are allowed to run free, fed by tourists, merchants and residents. Many areas have independent adoption programs.

Two black dogs in Santorini. I watched them climb up and down the steep slopes and walk the narrow walls.
Two black dogs in Santorini. I watched them climb up and down the steep slopes and walk the narrow walls.

A dog in the Roman Marketplace, Athens. He was chasing a cat that was too quick for the camera.
A dog in the Roman Marketplace, Athens. He was chasing a cat that was too quick for the camera.

A cat in Athens.
A cat in Athens.

Poodle?
Poodle?

A springer spaniel encased in glass, Athens.
A springer spaniel encased in glass, Athens.