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ADDITIONAL NOTES:

time marches on, memories fade, people change, buildings fall or are torn down before they are replaced, moments pass and might never return if not for a witness who captures what they see... and then tells a story about the way they saw it. there are many reasons to keep a photoblog, but perhaps this is one of the main reasons why i've kept one...

in closing this chapter, i'm leaving behind a city that has given me some lovely, difficult, and irreplaceable experiences, both captured and uncaptured on this site. maybe i wouldn't remember as much of my eight years in new york city if not for the five years of photos... each shot reminds me of the day i took it, of the conversations that took place before or after it, and of who i was in that moment that i clicked the shutter.

above, some photos that weren't previously picked. they aren't a summary and they don't begin to explain my time in nyc, but they're all little moments of my everydays that, in looking back, feel extraordinarily and uniquely new york city.

next post: paris.

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Friday 7 April 2006

extra shots from familiar moments in new york city

08 April 06 @ 11:19
I have enjoyed your pictures of New York immensely. I hope you have a safe trip to Paris.
08 April 06 @ 12:18
Excellent series - photos and text say so much.
08 April 06 @ 13:51
It brings a tear to my eye that this is potentially the last NYC post you'll ever do. Paris is lucky to have you!
Dan Dickinson // http://vjarmy.com/

08 April 06 @ 14:08
1) Paris blog should have more writing, like below. 2) Miss you. 3) Write/shoot/produce a book.
Susan T //

08 April 06 @ 14:18
thank you. thank you, thank you. i've treasured your photography of new york city & will miss it terribly. best wishes as you begin your new parisian life!
pamie //

08 April 06 @ 15:26
Hi..I've been through every post in here and I saved the links to "places to go to in New York". I can't wait until you explore Paris.. Good luck!
Emaratioryx //

08 April 06 @ 22:16
Aww im so sad that this is possibly the last shoot by my favourite blogger of my favourite city :( But Paris is a beautiful city fit for beautiful photographs which im sure youll give us....Also, it'll hopefully give you the opportunity to explore and document the rest of Europe alot more?? I hope so..... Thankyou for giving us all amazing New York memories, whether we were there or not x
Paul Joseph Winter //

09 April 06 @ 10:25
Your work in NYC inspired me as (I'm sure) it has many many others. I'll miss your photo perspective of my favorite US city, but look forward to your shots from my favorite city in France! best wishes...
W (wvallen) // http://www.wvallen.com

09 April 06 @ 21:45
*smile* Thank you Rion!!! Bon Voyage! ~*~rainfairy~*~
Felicia //

09 April 06 @ 22:35
that table wanted at least one more poker game. but i suppose a breakfast was good enough.
09 April 06 @ 23:42
great shots, i like the first and the fifth best, but they are have a unique mood.
10 April 06 @ 07:08
This is crazy... you are leaving nyc
I'm so sad :( I have been your fan of nyc photosfor past 4years and this is the first time leaving a comment.
I'm sure you will have more amazing stuff about paris but I will definetly miss the daily new moments of your nyc.
Good luck and be happy~ c'est la vie
10 April 06 @ 09:40
You two will certainly be missed, but I think nothing rules out occasional visits to back to NYC. I imagine your new photo's of France will be a marvel to see. Best of wishes to the both of you.
10 April 06 @ 13:07
One chapter closes and another begins... so cliche but I just had to say it! Or as Ottomanelli used to say... Huuurry up, I'ma closin' da store! Brilliant work, a whole lotta fun... go conquer Paris!
joe g //

10 April 06 @ 15:30
Wish you all the best in Paris (my hometown), I think you'll make some great shoots in Montmartre, Belleville, Bastille or along the Seine... Spring and Summer in Paris is excellent! You missed the student protests, the city is very calm now! :)
Mick //

10 April 06 @ 17:48
you taken me on a wonderful NY journey through your photos. i am looking forward to your life in paris now. i really like the picture of mike in this set. very good one :)
10 April 06 @ 19:51
you are not only our friend, but an inspiration to capture the simple, yet special moments of the environments you are in. you are our virtual host to the wonderful and mundane places that you frequent. i for one, look forward to seeing what your "mind's eye" sees in Paris. Good luck, good health, and good fun for both of you. -Blaine
11 April 06 @ 10:53
great last new york series!i have the same pic of the same people on picture number 8. that was a fun day! hope things are great in paris!
16 April 06 @ 04:54
Don't forget that the Big Apple is always home.
18 April 06 @ 22:18
Thanks for a wonderful record of NYC over the years, you were one of the first photoblogs I visited. Looking forward to seeing Paris through your eyes. All the best.
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Rion Nakaya is an expat photoblogger in Paris London.

One of the first photobloggers in New York City, Rion has been documenting her photos online in narrative sets since late 2000. (Most are on this site.)

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