I recently just got back from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. Before leaving I was conflicted with a decision. I didn’t want to take a camera that wouldnt be pocketable, along with a bunch of lenses. Even my EP3 with its lenses seemed impractical and bulky in a cumbersome sort of way, especially since I planned on riding every ride Universal had to offer, many of which involved water. Sooo.. I did something completely out of the ordinary, for me anyways. I picked up an Olympus Tough 820iHS. Best decision I could’ve made. Although slightly restricting in its settings and customization, the camera was small enough, tough enough and flexible enough for me to get some amazing shots I otherwise wouldn’t have been able to shoot with a dslr or micro 4/3 camera. I’m growing quite fond of this little tank of a camera.
Here, writer Roxana Robinson reflects on the power and allure of Manhattan bookstores, many of which have closed over the years: http://nyr.kr/UAsTn3
Do you have any fond memories of a particular bookstore? Share them with us in the comments section.
Photograph: Condé Nast Archive
Old ad on side of Maroons Sports Bar
Taken with Instagram
Beach side (Taken with Instagram)