Photos Of BSA 2021: #16: Geese Stopping By

We’re celebrating the end of one year and the beginning of the next by thanking BSA Readers, Friends, and Family for your support in 2021. We have selected some of our favorite shots from the year by our Editor of Photography, Jaime Rojo, and are sharing a new one every day to celebrate all our good times together, our hope for the future, and our love for the street.

One misconception about living in the city is that you can’t really appreciate nature among the harried cacophony of honking cars, screeching trains, bullets flying, and teens screaming at Tik Tok videos. OMG, same!

But in fact, the act of tracking down graffiti and street art requires you to prepare for hours of weatherly indignities… and thrilling moments of natural wonder. Like these geese convening in the snow, goose-stepping around, for a few stolen moments anyway.

“The geese
flew on,
I have never seen them again.
Maybe I will, someday, somewhere.
Maybe I won’t.
It doesn’t matter.
What matters
is that, when I saw them,
I saw them
as through the veil, secretly, joyfully, clearly.”

Snow Geese
by Mary Oliver

Hudson River Park. Manhattan, NY. (photo © Jaime Rojo)