Sunday, April 30, 2006


The country's first public memorial for the Polish soldiers killed by Soviet secret police during World War II in the Katyn Forest massacre. This centerpiece of Exchange Place in Jersey City, NJ, stands along the Hudson River waterfront.

The 17-foot statue of a Polish soldier, his hands tied behind him and his back pierced by a bayonet, is mounted on a granite base.

photo by me, of course
facts from:
The Record (Bergen County, NJ)
Duane Stoltzfus, Record Staff Writer


KATYN 1940

The irony of this particular statue standing directly across the Hudson River from the World Trade Center site constantly amazes me.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Fun with Reflection: #2

Another beautiful day in the NYC area...

Fun with Reflection: #1

Shiny, new construction and puffy, old clouds make this happy little scene...


"April is the cruelest month...mixing Memory and desire"

T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land, 1922

Friday, April 28, 2006

Thursday, April 27, 2006

13 Thursday: #13

Underneath the elevated tracks of the J, M, and Z trains, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn...
Scroll down to enjoy my version of "Thirteen Thursday".

13 Thursday: #12

The tracks for the J, M, and Z trains, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn...

13 Thursday: #11

On Broadway, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn...

13 Thursday: #10

"Dirt Bike", a cautionary tale from Greenpoint, Brooklyn...

13 Thursday: #9

Construction stuff in Greenpoint, Brooklyn...

13 Thursday: #8

On Kenmare Street in Manhattan...

13 Thursday: #7

A man working--taken in Manhattan's west side, somewhere in the 20's...

13 Thursday: #6

An assortment of street signs and light posts and more, from below Canal Street...We even see a bit of the top of the Empire State Building, about a third of the way up the right edge of the frame.

13 Thursday: #5

Here, in Jersey City, NJ, across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan, we see the remnants of the Guard Lock of the now forgotten MORRIS CANAL, an important part of New Jersey history.

13 Thursday: #4

Construction seems to be everywhere these days and, more often than not, the words "luxury condos" figure in the mix.

13 Thursday: #3

More fun with a Jersey City telephone pole...

13 Thursday: #2

Besides many great Greek main dishes and appetizers, the real treat of the Orthodox Easter meal is the lamb, roasted over a fire.

Click HERE to see a unique use of a mop as baster. [Warning: graphic]

13 Thursday: #1

Many bloggers do a thing called "Thirteen Thursday" where they post a list of 13 things about themselves or about whatever strikes them. I got the idea to do it with photos, since I am usually always shooting and many of my photos just don't get photoblogged.

This last weekend, I went upstate to celebrate the Orthodox Easter with some good friends. Here, we see the barrel that collected rain water from the party tent. The rain poured. Our spirits did not dampen, however, and all had a great time, as usual.

FYI: Around noon on Sunday, when I first saw the barrel, the water reached the lower ridge. By late afternoon, most of the rain had stopped. I took the photo Monday morning. You guessed it--I was too busy eating until then.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Net Bridge

On the upper roadway of the Queensborough (or 59th Street) Bridge, heading to Manhattan...

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

After the Rain

Driving from the West Side Highway toward the Holland Tunnel, on Canal Street. It had stopped raining but I didn't have time to wait for something to happen. Usually not too much foot traffic on this part of Canal anyway.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Fun with Awning

I saw this potential and had to lean waaaaaaay back to get it. Tuff stuff! Must have been funny to see, I got a couple looks but kept moving, after the shot.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

2fer Sunday #2

Some trees have blossomed but we still have plenty of these around...for now.

2fer Sunday #1

I took so many pictures this week, with all of the nice weather. Maybe I'll start putting up two on Sundays, instead of hoarding them. Enjoy!

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Whitney View

Sometimes, the best thing at a museum is seen by looking outside. This time, I saw good things INSIDE, too.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Water Tower Canyon

New York City has plenty of these "canyons" created by tall buildings on both sides of not-so-wide streets. Here we see some metal tanks on top of a building instead of the usual wooden ones.

Mister Softee Season

It's that time of year again! With temperatures reaching 80+ degrees Fahrenheit today, we see the Mister Softee® trucks annual return to New York City streets. He sells soft serve by the sidewalk--and other frozen delights.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

More ESB

You know how I love it so...Here's the Empire State Building seen from Seventh Avenue, somewhere in the 20's, over the top of other buildings...
If you want to see another ESB shot, go to CROAKER'S CORNER where I am today's Guest Blogger.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

A Few Good Things

This photo includes a few of my favorite New York City "things" -- the Empire State Building, water towers, and razor wire.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Extra Clouds: Part Two

Clouds and construction...

Happy Easter!

Extra Clouds: Part One

We had such great weather this week and plenty of puffy clouds--no extra charge! So, I took lots of photos looking up...
Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Cloud Caught

Photos play tricks on our eyes all the time. Here it looks as though this little cloud might get stuck in the power lines. Not music to its ears, to be sure...

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Sidewalk Watching

Return viewers know about my love for shadows. With so much going on in New York City, we find a lot going on in the shadows as well.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Chopper Ave

Maybe it's not for nothing that Sixth Avenue also has the name "Avenue of the Americas"...You might see just about anything there...

Monday, April 10, 2006

Sunday, April 09, 2006

3 Buildings

In this photo, we see parts and evidence of 3 different buildings...Yes, and more puffy clouds...

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Friday, April 07, 2006