I love these magical glass squares in the sidewalk, as chipped and mangled as they are. These are in downtown Astoria. I grew up in a small town in Southern California where there were none, and I probably saw my first in Los Angeles while visiting my grandmother. I don't know why I always liked them so much. It may be the lovely shade of gray-purple glass, or maybe the hint that they connect to a hidden world under the sidewalk. Anyway, Astoria has a few of these along Commercial Street and I hope they never disappear, even though they are obviously crumbling with age, traffic, and the elements.
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