Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Lured out of the fog in the late afternoon, a deer eats grass near the Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia. If you have never been to this park or to Virginia, you might put it on your "Places To Go" list. You can even stay in a cabin complete with fireplace (like I did).
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
On the way to Virginia this weekend, I saw this little guy in Maryland. Usually, a fire hydrant will have a flag on top in order to protect it in case of heavy snowfall. This one has the flag to the side, so it looks like he is protesting or advertising something by holding up his flag. It struck me funny, but that's just me. ;]
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Theses poles stand near the ones from yesterday's post. Enjoy the view of the Statue of Liberty from the Liberty State Park parking lot. This park has to be one of the most under rated in the area. You can walk along the Hudson River and look at the Green Lady (lower center) and/or Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island, etc. A terrific place!
Saturday, April 26, 2008
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Sunday, April 20, 2008
One of my favorite places in America, Weeki Wachee, Florida--the only city of live mermaids! Here we see the adagio sculpture which stands out in front of the park. The sculpture shows two women in the adagio pose, usually performed at the end of each performance of the mermaids.
I got to go to Weeki Wachee last week. What a thrill! Of course, I had been there before and am even working on a documentary of it (see sidebar). But I always enjoy going there. It is so unique.
For over 60 years, women perform their entire show underwater by breathing from air hoses. Whether wearing a mermaid tail or simply in bikinis, the women amaze you with their breath control and "dance" moves. If you have never been, what are you waiting for? Get down there and enjoy!
Saturday, April 19, 2008
So, after a beautiful stay in Florida this last week (see previous two posts), I had to laugh at seeing this scene on Route 1/9 in New Jersey, while coming from the Newark Airport on the way toward the Holland Tunnel. This is what NYC snobs think of as "New Jersey", as if the whole state had only these environments. Oh, well, what can you say?
Friday, April 18, 2008
The sun sets on another great day at St. Pete Beach, Florida, on the Gulf of Mexico (see yesterday's post, too). Yes, I did stay at the Don Cesar, a terrific hotel--no question about it. Look it up, go there, and thank me later. ;]
No, they didn't pay me to say this. Darn!
Thursday, April 17, 2008
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Sunday, April 06, 2008
"X" marks the spot of King Jagiello in Central Park. For whatever reason, I hadn't looked at this very large bronze monument before. I like when it blends with the trees in silhouette, of course, but, also, the closer shot of the king's defiant gesture. So, why not enjoy both?
Saturday, April 05, 2008
Even on dreary days, one can always find something that catches the eye. Here some graffiti tags liven up a paint-peeled, rain-streaked mailbox.
"Where is the graffiti stamp?", I ask. Well, perhaps the government doesn't want to condone "crime" in that way? Hmmm, they give enough stamps to presidents and other politicians, don't they? ;]
Friday, April 04, 2008
Too many choices
It all comes down to nothing
Six senses feeling five around a sense of self
Four seasons turn on and turn off
I can see three corners from this corner
Two's a perfect number
But one, well...
[all apologies to Dave Matthews Band, TYPICAL SITUATION]
Thursday, April 03, 2008
You have seen a bunch of cranes on here lately and there are a few in this photo as well. However, let me offer you an insight into the changing skyline of lower Manhattan. You get a feel for the emptiness of the World Trade Center site.
This sign itself could use an upgrade, for sure.