Love at first sight? (Aruba c. 2002?)

As mentioned in the previous post, I was going through my photo archives. I stumbled onto this one, an absolute favorite taken with my old Nikon F3. The location is Charlie’s Bar, San Nicolaas, Aruba. I remember turning from my drink at the bar and seeing this little girl look at Chavez the Cat and Chavez looking at her. Here it is (a photo of a photo):

A little girl and Chavez the cat at Charlie's Bar in San Nicolaas, Aruba, c. 2002.

A little girl and Chavez the cat at Charlie’s Bar in San Nicolaas, Aruba, c. 2002.

That is a photo of a print, which actually gives it a more archival feel, like a photo from many, many years ago. I’m fairly certain that I took this in 2002. I was using film back then, film by the mile actually. There’s boundless emotion in this little scene. I only wish I could find the negative and make more prints.

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Photo Archive of 9/11 Attack (May 2014)

With the opening of the 9/11 Museum at the former World Trade Center site in New York City, I was compelled to dig into the photo archives. I departed New York Harbor aboard a ship on Sunday, 9 September 2011 and took a number of photos of the Manhattan Skyline, including the World Trade Center itself, not to mention several tugboats working the Hudson River. Of course, two days later, disaster struck. And one week later, I drove to the site for a first-hand look, toting my Hasselblad, Nikon, and plenty of gear. It was a long walk down to the site and worth every drop of sweat. One of the photos I took was of a newsstand that had been closed since 11 September. Inside, it was like a time capsule of the news of the day. Here’s a look at the sheet of film of those images:

Archive page of photos from 11 September disaster.

Archive page of photos from 11 September disaster.

The one labeled “#6” is the one I mentioned avow. Here’s a closer look:

Look into a closed newsstand from 11 September attack.

Look into a closed newsstand from 11 September attack.

There you see the Daily News with it’s screaming headline. ¬†You can also see the reflection of my leg and foot in the glass. It was quite a site to see that day, one I will never forget. I’m grateful to have my own images, ones that I will keep forever.

Published in: on May 17, 2014 at 12:14 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Scenic Airport Approaches

The Daily Telegraph news paper of Britain recently published a photo essay of the most scenicl airport approaches according to their readers. Here is the link:

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/activityandadventure/9836487/The-worlds-most-scenic-airport-approaches.html?frame=2466030

 

My favorite island, Aruba, made the list and the description is very accurate. Looking forward to flying there and enjoying the view one more time. Check out the link to enjoy the photos.

Published in: on May 16, 2014 at 1:13 am  Leave a Comment  
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The Continental, Philadelphia

Enjoyed a tasty business lunch at The Continental in Philadelphia. The restaurant is on the corner of 2nd and Market Streets, in the vicinity of several people with whom a do a lot business. So, it is a logical location. We were in a bit of hurry but hungry. Sat down at 1PM and by 1:15 we were eating. Service here is on top of everything. A couple of cups of minestrone (the soup of the day) and a grilled chicken melt with salad you see here:

Grilled Chicken Melt with Salad at The Continental, Philadelphia.

Grilled Chicken Melt with Salad at The Continental, Philadelphia.

Also a club sandwich that you see next:

Turkey Club at The Continental, Philadelphia.

Turkey Club at The Continental, Philadelphia.

Decent atmosphere here, especially if you get a booth by the windows from which you can watch the action in the street. Pay attention to business, but enjoy the meal. You can do both at The Continental, which is why I stop in here on a regular basis.

Published in: on May 15, 2014 at 11:06 am  Leave a Comment  
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