PAIRS: Gulls, Planes and the Sea of Tranquility

This post contains three photos. Click on any… for a closer look.

I felt that tugging feeling…. that another post was due. So I “captured” these images a little before sunset tonight, Monday, April 27th 2015.

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The plane was about 12,000 feet (3600m) probably heading to Kennedy Airport, NY. The moon was about 240,000 miles (386,000 km.) with the Sea of Tranquility being the darker plain in the center.
Gull landing on neighbors house
Gull landing on a neighbor’s house
Gull heading west with American Flad in foreground
Sea Gull heading west with the American Flag in foreground

🙂 This is my 101st post. 🙂

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NYC’s Radio City Music Hall – The Best of the Best

This Post contains six images, all captured last night, April 18th, 2015

Short on time? Just browse the photos.

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Jeanne and I had not been to this iconic 6000 seat theater in a while, but with the first clear, warm night of the season, we took the ferry across the Hudson, and enjoyed a remarkable “New York Spring Spectacular.”

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The Rockerfeller Center, Radio City Music Hall is known for their precision and awesome dance troupe, the “Rockettes.” They… are backed by the best of the best orchestras, settings, special effects, technical wizardry and talent one could ever experience. 

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Additionally, this production starred Derek Hough (left)and Laura Benanti (right) along with a steller supporting cast.

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A sampling of the staging was this dance number, “Singing in the Rain” during which a torrential rain storm, complete with lightning and thunder, inundated the stage and actors.

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Of course, no Radio City Music Spectacular would be complete without the high stepping Rockettes.

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And, after the show, the Manhattan skyline from the ferry was the nightcap.

If you get a chance to visit NYC, you’ve got to see the Best of the Best, as found here, and in countless other productions on Broadway. We love it! 

Thanks for viewing, and comments are always welcome. M 🙂

Holy Man Shoos Huge Gull – On The Isle of Capri, Italy

This post contains seven images, and two maps. 

Exploring by boat off the south-west coast of Capri, Italy 2011, we sighted this territorial confrontation.

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“Sciò via” (“Shoo,  Away”)

Continuing around the island brought views of rocky shorelines and local boating heritage.

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When the sun shines, the island’s coast offers stunning water clarity and colors

Below: Returning from our short excursion to Capri, broken clouds enhanced this nice view of Sorrento and its stunning seaside cliffs.  

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Below: Not far, on the next day’s bus tour along the Amalfi Coast, was Positano, typical for this region, it being built over centuries on the steep slopes above the sea.

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Below: As seen from off-shore –  a view of a few Italians relaxing on a beach along the Almafi Coast.

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Below: As seen from on-shore, a view of a few (thousand) Jersey Girls (and guys) relaxing on the beach along the New Jersey Coast (?!?)

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Seaside Heights, New Jersey, August 1968!    ‘Music Radio W-A-B-C…Ding’
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Capri is located just left of the Sorrentine Peninsula but not indicated on this map.

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and comments are always welcome. M 🙂

After walking the Brooklyn Bridge, 3/27/95

 A follow-up from my previous post about the Brooklyn Bridge, found here.

Just off the Brooklyn Bridge, is the 40 story Manhattan Municipal Building,  on the National Register of Historic Places. A magnificent structure with intriguing interior design elements complementing its Beaux-Arts architecture, topped by columns and cupolas, and …an impressive guilded copper statue:  “City Fame.” 

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Back in 1995, I was fortunate to see these features up close, but as was typical for those days, my camera was out of film. 

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Picture taken from Brooklyn Bridge, 1995, Canon Rebel, SLR 200mm telephoto

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However, 15 years earlier, in 1980,  I had photographed the Brooklyn and Manhatten bridges from the World Trade Center, as seen below.

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The Manhattan Municipal Building would be just out of view to the left, at about the same height as the white “former” AT&T building shown here.

 As usual,. thanks for visiting, and comments are always welcome. M:-)