■ORESTES' LIC Editor’s note: Orestes Gonzalez is an architect, photographer, writer and resident of LIC since 1989. He has been taking photographs for over 25 years, traveling to over 40 countries and documenting what has become the overriding theme in his photography – man’s intrinsic need for leaving a mark and the different paths to achieving it. His column, “Orestes’ LIC”, will concentrate on showing snippets of life around the areas we live in. A local record keeper, if you will. Take a look at Orestes’ Haunting video of Black & White photographs taken the night after hurricane Sandy ripped through Manhattan Vimeo. com/78436106 12 FEBRUARY 2016 i LIC COURIER i www.qns.com WALKING ON THIN ICE The day after the big snowstorm created a myriad of photo opportunities here in Long Island City. Here, four pedestrians complement a large photo mural depicting rows of spinach ready for the summer harvest. This contrasts nicely with the skyline view of Manhattan in the background, and the ice and snow in the foreground sidewalk.
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