Retro Notes: “Blade Runner (Part 1)”

Ashland Place. Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Photo by Rick Stachura. March 18, 2016.

 


 

 

“I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Hmph! Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time… like tears in rain. Time to die.”

 

 


 

Ashland Place. Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Photo by Rick Stachura. March 18, 2016.

 


 

Words by Roy Batty taken from Ridley Scott’s film Blade Runner, 1982.

Photos by Rick Stachura. March 18, 2016.

Author’s Note: When I was dwarfed by this monstrous residential thing going up on Ashland Place in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, the “off-world colonies” beyond New York were suddenly appealing.

This story was originally posted to my old Tumblr site on April 6, 2016.

 


 

 

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