Thursday, July 30, 2009

Apple Tree and Bumblebees

"Don't sit under the apple try with anyone else but me" That tune got stuck in my head when I saw this nice looking apple tree yesterday. The top picture looks like the bumble bee is trying to tighten or unscrew a screw. The second picture is the same bee with my surreal touch.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Old Mill Window

This window view is from the ruins of an 18th century mill.
I plan to do a post on this old mill and the old mill house on my Newtown blog when I have time.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Something Sighted

While standing on the shore of the Delaware river in the town of Bristol Pennsylvania I spied a riverboat and a very tall spire on the other side. I later found out that the town on the other side is Burlington New Jersy. The riverboat is called the Liberty Belle and can be seen here. The church with the tall spire is Saint Mary's and it can be seen here.

"B" is for Bristol and Burlington.

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Fade to Black

This is my Monochrome weekly post.
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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Dusky Delaware River

I took this on the shore of the Delaware river on a cloudy day in Bristol Pennsylvania.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wonderful Rouen

It's been raining in Newtown so I decided to post the cool beautiful skies of Rouen France that I took in February of this year. You might remember seeing some of these buildings in previous posts.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Huntington Beach Jogging Path

This is my old stomping grounds in Huntington Beach California, looking toward Long Beach.

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Clowning Around on the Mean Streets of Dallas

"Yeah, man, my laughing gas is top quality, the best on the market."
"What's the matter camera boy, you ain't never saw a deal going down? Get out of here before I box your ears."

"Ha ha ha, put-em up, put-em up, camera boy. Wow, this is good stuff, hehehe hahaha."

"Darn. The guy with the camera brought the cops with him. Hide the gas!"
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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Ghostly Workshop

This is my Monochrome Weekly post.

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Sky is Free

Yep, I just got Photoshop.
Thousands of inmates lived and died in Eastern State Penitentiary. I wonder how many of them watched the same sky as the people on the outside and felt a connection even a momentary sense of freedom.
You might have guessed that yesterday's picture was taken here too.
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Fork in the Road

Which path would you take?

Wordless Wednesday on Thursday.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

"Z" is for Zen

For a price you can have your very own Zen slave, or at least a Zen like statue in a box .

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Monday, July 13, 2009

La Tour Jean sans Peur

This is the very easy to miss Tower of Fearless John Duke of Burgundy, he lived from 1371 to 1419. It's in the 2nd arrondissement in Paris on Rue Etienne Marcel very close to Rue Montorguiel. The tower is actually called "Tour Jean sans Peur" and is Paris' only fortified medieval tower.

Can you see the pigeon in flight? I just now noticed it.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Al Capone's "Park Avenue" Cell

This is Al Capone's Eastern State Penitentiary cell preserved for posterity with Art Deco and Victorian furniture popular in the late 1920s. I that it looked much nicer back in his day.

Eastern State’s most famous inmate, Al Capone (C-5527) was transferred to his "Park Avenue" cell in August of 1929. Capone was reportedly quite pleased with his new quarters. An article published in the Philadelphia Public Ledger, August 20, 1929, described his cell:
"The whole room was suffused in the glow of a desk lamp which stood on a polished desk.... On the once-grim walls of the penal chamber hung tasteful paintings, and the strains of a waltz were being emitted by a powerful cabinet radio receiver of handsome design and fine finish...."
The article’s headline read, "'Very Comfortable' says Capone from Luxury Cell at Eastern Pen."
The restored cell, with its oriental rugs and fine furnishings, is a popular stop for many visitors.
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Friday, July 10, 2009

Reading Railroad

This is a peek inside the Reading Train Station in Philadelphia.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

100th Post

I really like this picture. The sky isn't clear and blue but I find it mysteriously beautiful. It looks like the statue has a heavenly spotlight above it.
I wish I knew who the statue is supposed to be. I do know that I took this picture with my old camera next to the Philadelphia Museum of Art last month. There were thunderstorms coming and going.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Waiting for the Show

I looked out of my 21st floor hotel room window just before sunset on July fourth and noticed these people on a balcony high above Philadelphia undoubtably waiting for the fireworks to begin. They were a few hours early but what a great place to watch the show.
I just love the wonderful details on lots of the old buildings in Philadelphia.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Golden Blog Award

I am proud and pleased to announce that Juergen Kuehn has awarded me the "Blog De Ouro" award. Juergen is a very talented poet and photographer who lives in the beautiful German town called Marburg. He has several blogs of photos and poetry so I encourange anyone who reads this to check out his blogs.
The slightly amended rules of this award are:

1)Show the award in your blog.

2)Link back to the blog that tagged you.

3)Pass on the award to 8 blogs that you love. (Since this award has been around for a while feel free to pass it to as many or as few as you want.)

4)Inform the bloggers that they have been awarded.

5)Take your time there's no pressure, but try to check out the oher awarded blogs.

I am passing the award to the following blogs:

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Just another Brick in the Sky

I have been having terrible problems with my computer so I couldn't post for a few days.
I took this picture because I thought the bricks and the sky looked cool together. This was taken a couple of days ago on one of my walks.

You may have noticed that this picture is larger than normal and for that I would like to thank Jacob from Ocala daily photo and Ai Shiang from It's Raining Ice Cream for their help.

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