Sunday, October 18, 2009

Bird And Statue

bird on railing with the Statue of Liberty, NYC

Even birds enjoy the view of the Statue of Liberty from Liberty State Park.

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(Originally posted here on August 25, 2008.)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Rainy ESB

the Empire State Building scrapes the sky, NYC

The Empire State Building scrapes the sky. Originally posted here on May 01, 2006...(one of my favorite ESB photos)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

Chrysler Magic

The Chrysler Building at sunset, NYC

This is one of my favorite photos of the Chrysler Building, originally posted here September 30th, 2005. Taken along 42nd Street, we also see the south end of Grand Central Station (lower left).

Thursday, September 17, 2009

First Post

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.

PS--Continue following my travels in Alaska HERE.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Mendenhall Reflex

the Mendenhall Glacier as reflected in a nearby pond, Juneau, Alaska

The Mendenhall Glacier as reflected in a nearby pond... (Juneau, Alaska)

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Friday, September 11, 2009

For Steven

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.

[Otilius photo first published here, 5/29/06]

Monday, September 07, 2009

River Fog

fog on the Mendenhall River, Juneau, Alaska

Fog on the Mendenhall River, Juneau, Alaska...
Happy Labor Day!

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Helping Hands

hand prints on dumpster, Juneau, Alaska

I went to the Juneau recycling place and saw the hands on the dumpster again. So, of course, I took more photos of them. We all can use a helping hand some time.

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Thursday, September 03, 2009

Creek Glimpse

Gold Creek as seen from The Flume, Juneau, Alaska

Here's a glimpse of Gold Creek, as seen through trees from The Flume in Juneau, Alaska.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Your Key?

found key, Juneau, Alaska

If you went for a walk near The Flume recently, and you lost a key, this could be yours. (on a tree in Juneau, Alaska)

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Log & Totem

totem pole and extra log at UAS, Juneau, Alaska

The same tree yields a new totem pole (background) and more!
(University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau)

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Monday, August 31, 2009

No Bird Ridge

mountain ridge and clouds, Juneau, Alaska

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.

mountain ridge, Juneau, Alaska

Friday, August 28, 2009

7 Bird Ridge

7 birds fly by a tree and a mountain ridge near Juneau, Alaska

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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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Leaving Juneau

a cruise ship passes Sandy Beach in Douglas, as it heads down Gastineau Channel leaving Juneau, Alaska

A cruise ship passes Sandy Beach in Douglas, as it heads down Gastineau Channel leaving Juneau, Alaska.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Devil's Berries

red berries on top of a devil's club (Alaskan Ginseng), Juneau, Alaska

This time of year, the Devil's Club--also known to some as "Alaskan Ginseng"--yields red berries on top. Devil's Club has many medicinal uses. Play around with them at your own risk.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Rain Stream

a mountain stream created by rain, Juneau, Alaska

A stream created by rainfall (and, sure, melting snow,too) as seen from Basin Road in Juneau, Alaska...

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Highland View

a cruise ship as seen through trees in Juneau, Alaska

A view of a cruise ship through some trees near The Flume (Juneau, Alaska)...

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Finning Salmon

salmon near the water surface at DIPAC hatchery, Juneau, Alaska

Salmon break the water surface at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, Juneau, Alaska.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

UAS Shark


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.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Friday, August 07, 2009

Hydaburg Totems

totem figures in Hydaburg Totem Park, Hydaburg, Alaska

The bottom figure of one totem pole, an owl, "looks" at the top figure of another (double-finned killer whale), in Hydaburg Totem Park, Hydaburg, Alaska.

I came to Hydaburg to see the raising of 4 totem poles over a two day ceremony. Tremendous amazement at every turn!

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Deer Face

imprint of a deer's face in the dust on the hood of a car, Hydaburg, Alaska

So, a guy told me about how he hit a deer while driving. Upon further inspection by yours truly, I discovered this imprint of the deer's face in the dust on the hood of the car.

(Hydaburg, Alaska)

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009


vandalized top figure of a totem pole, Kasaan, Alaska

The ugly face of vandalism shows itself at Kasaan Totem Park, Kasaan, Alaska.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Unity Pole

the Unity Pole on a nice day, Kasaan, Alaska

Not to bore you but here's another look at the Unity Pole in Kasaan, Alaska. With the return of nice weather, you can see the change in color from when the pole got wet.

Anyway, "unity" is an underrated concept.

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Drake Jumps

a boy jumps to shore at low tide, Kasaan, Alaska

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.

FYi: This makes 1,500 posts for New York Nitty-Gritty. Thank you for visiting!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Flyin' Outta Karta

stern of a small boat with outboard leaving Karta River, Alaska

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.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Big And Little

two star fish of different sizes and species on the beach at minus tide, Kasaan, Alaska

Another unusually low tide in Kasaan, Alaska lets us see some critters we might not otherwise. Here, a tiny star fish rests on the beach near a much larger one.