Category Archives: New York

Happy 4th!

Fire Hydrants across the U.S.

 

Seattle, Portland, NYC and Wyoming. Clockwise from upper left:

Red= Gowanus, Brooklyn

Silver w/orange ring: South Park, Seattle.

Tall, crusty one with white ring: Lower East Side, Manhattan.

Red and Yellow: Portland, OR.

Yellow with blue top: Rock Springs, WYO.

Tri-color: Portland, OR.

Have a hydracious day!!

Maternal Grandfather

fullsizeoutput_3d8fThis is a photo of my maternal grandfather at age 11, taken in 1913. His name was George and he was Dutch, part of a family that were early immigrants to New York.

Fall in Prospect Park

fullsizeoutput_38deTaken a few of years ago. A view of Fall from Prospect Park in Brooklyn, a few blocks from where our son lives.

F Train to Coney Island

Washington Cemetery can be seen from this elevated section of the F Train, as well as the yard where subway cars are parked and serviced. Coney Island is home to very large apartment complexes, something you don’t usually see in photos of the summer retreat.

More like a Journal Entry….

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Thirty years ago I bought this poster from a poster and frame shop on Capital Hill, in Seattle. I had it mounted into a plexiglass cover. The minute I saw it I knew I wanted to buy it. I didn’t have my checkbook on me so drove home and back to the shop. A week or so later I picked up the finished item.

Although an iconic movie print, it has always meant much more to me. Audrey Hepburn exemplified grace and dignity. A wonderful actress who had a pretty scary childhood, she seemed to meet each challenge with pluck and a steely determination. Her last years, while battling ovarian cancer, were spent volunteering her services in Africa. By then she was nearly as skeletal-looking as the children she reached out and touched, yet she endured and shone like a beacon of hope to those children. She died much too young, at age 63. I am 63.

In the last thirty years she has kept me company and reminded me that, although we all have personal and health issues, we can still carry ourselves with grace and dignity and treat others with needs the same.

In the Background

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The Brooklyn Bridge in the far background.

Non-Synchronized Clocks

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The clock(s) in Grand Central Terminal.

We Have a Mannequin Down

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Spotted on a dock in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Passing Time

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Location: Ludlow St., LES, Manhattan

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