Retro Notes: “Blade Runner (Part 6)”

Photo by Rick Stachura. July 1, 2017.



I didn’t know whether Leon gave Holden a legit address. But it was the only lead I had, so I checked it out.



Photo by Rick Stachura. July 1, 2017.



Words by Rick Deckard taken from Ridley Scott’s film Blade Runner, 1982.

Photos by Rick Stachura. 25-40 Shore Boulevard. Astoria, Queens. July 1, 2017.

Standing before the Shore Towers condominium complex, the iron rods of a 12-foot fence block your way. Cameras are taping from either end of its impregnable chain of vertical links. From an anchorage atop the roof of the building’s 23rd story, lines of rope reach out until they grasp a window-washing gondola run aground on the cement patio below. Some panes of glass flicker, expecting to be polished. Everything else here is cauterized by the afternoon heat.

(This story was originally posted to my old Tumblr site on July 6, 2017.)




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