This was the first photo ever posted to New York Nitty-Gritty. You see a street scene in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, taken in August of 2005 from the apartment of a dear, dear friend who recently got married. [Congratulations, Eric & Phoebe!]
As you know, I've been on an extended trip back home to Alaska this summer and have posted many photos from my journey. However, this remains NEW YORK Nitty-Gritty. So, until I get back to NYC, I will offer some highlights of previous posted photos.
I did not know Steven A. Giorgetti personally. He loved baseball and his family. Married for 18 years, he and his wife had two children--a boy and a girl. If work caused him to miss one of his young son's games, he would call his wife several times throughout to see how it was going.
He worked 20 years for the same company. Like many people, he lived on Long Island and worked in New York City. His office was in Midtown Manhattan.
Unfortunately for him, on September 11, 2001, Mr. Giorgetti had a meeting at the World Trade Center. That fateful morning, he died there, one of the many victims of the coordinated terrorist attacks. He was 43. READ MORE
In a previous post, you saw this ridge (part of Thunder Mountain, Juneau, Alaska) in different weather and with some birds flying through the scene. In the photos above and below, you see the same ridge with different weather...and without any birds.
So, it had stopped raining...briefly, as it turned out. Anyway, in this photo, seven birds flew into the scene, just as I snapped the shutter. They either make or mar the image, as William S. might say--you be the judge. (part of Thunder Mountain, Juneau, Alaska)
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Enjoy a close up view of a figure--a shark--on a new totem pole at the University of Alaska Southeast's Juneau campus. The pole, carved by Haidas TJ and Joe Young of Hydaburg, Alaska, will get raised next year.
I caught a cousin, Drake (5 years old), in mid jump during the lowest low tide of the year (-4.4 feet, tied with one of the same in June). The distance from dock to beach measured a little over 3 feet at Kasaan, Alaska.
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In Southeast Alaska, we have lots of islands and no roads between them. Gee, that would involve "bridges to nowhere", right?
Here we leave the mouth of the Karta River at high speed, en route to our next destination, aboard a 22 foot Boston Whaler®. You can see the outboard motor's power with your own eyes. Trust me, it goes even faster than it looks.