From the B61 this week a blurry, almost ghostly, summer shot of the corner building where the Botanica de la Milagrosa used to be. Botanicas are thinner on the ground these days. Whenever I pass the corner, I look to see if the old signs are there, expecting to see some higher-end replacement business. Present still, they resonate - symbols of another, lost order.
537 was sold a year ago, and the retail space is for lease. At the Massey Knakal website, the image is crisper altogether than my smudgy through-the-window bus-ride shot. Botanica shopped clean away.