Living in a high-rise apartment in the middle of a city has made the COVID-19 pandemic a little easier. Being high above the ground gives a distance that creates an illusion of safety: a strange oasis in the air. Click on the image for a larger view.
While walking to the Jefferson Memorial, I heard loud music approaching me from behind. What I saw was part party, part road race. This group of illuminated cyclists (with the occasional motorized skateboard and scooter) took a couple of minutes to pass because of their numbers, not their speed. I asked one member that had stop by the side of the road if this was some kind of flash mob. His reply? “It is like the fight club, what is done in the fight club, stays in the fight club.” Click on the image for a larger view.
Naomi and I have not lived in a city for a very long time. It is a treat to be able to walk out of your home and enjoy restaurants and the arts. A block away from our apartment is the Milwaukee Delicatessen: a wonderful place to relax. Perhaps it is the mid-western attitude or the character of a neighborhood landmark, but the atmosphere is unhurried and friendly. The pizza is great too. Click on the image for a larger view.