Early April Morning …and the Moon
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The Smith Tower – Seattle, Washington
At forty-two stories, 462′ (141 m,) the Smith Tower was the tallest building in Seattle for fifty-five years, 1914 to 1969. On a vacation some years ago, we enjoyed the history of that building and climbing to the observation level near the top.
From the NW corner, eleven-year old Steve stands before the Seattle Space Needle seen here to the north.
Eastern Elliot Bay forms the waterfront of Seattle.
And the view south is the old King Dome, which we thoroughly toured earlier, with the King Street Train Station (with tower) and I-5 in the distance to the left, here looking south
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Walking in Annapolis, Maryland
While in town for a wedding some time ago, we walked past the impressive Maryland State House, still in use, and dating back to 1772.Above is the upper portion of the building including its lightning rod, designed by Benjamin Franklin.
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Freaking Out in Quarantine
April 25, 2020
A long time ago, while marginalizing higher education, …I may have had an OMG moment, …a thought, …a vision, of what it might be like living through a Pandemic!
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Within the invisible digital world we play in, the past three weeks have been frustrating as about 35,000 select archived images appeared to have been lost. As of this morning, however, all have been recovered. 🙂 As promised (in a comment on my last post,) below is the “missing” 1987 capture of the now long gone Swiss Army Knife at the Museum of Contempoary Art, Downtown Los Angeles.
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Fun in Downtown L.A. Then and Now
Family Vacation, 32 years ago. American Airlines 747 from NYC’s Kennedy Airport to LAX. After the image below, is the story of “Early A.M. in L.A. on 11/10/87”
Twelve hours after landing, I would be exploring Los Angeles by foot before the morning’s rush hour, while the family slept off jet-lag in the Holiday Inn about a mile away. An awesome two hour adventure into an “architectually diverse” downtown, with parks and plazas, and… WHAT??? – a Giant Swiss Army Knife??? Yes indeed!
And, not far away, …Swinging Cars!hi
Years later, and of course living 3000 miles away, I wondered exactly where these two photos were taken. I searched maps, and photos where I could, without success – until now. Thanks to the remarkable 3D satellite image and orientation tools available on most any smart phone and/or computer, I “flew” between the buildings and first found the cars: W. Fourth street, and S. Grand Ave. See it below?
The Swiss Army knife was a lot harder. In fact, it’s not there anymore. BUT, by looking at the photo I took in 1987, and specifically for the glass pyramid in its background, I zoomed way in on the “Tom Tom” 3D map, and searched until noticing the glass pyramid structure. Below is from today’s mapping app, zoomed in showing that same glass pyramid. A “new” contempoary display is in the exact place where the knife was 32 years ago.
Below, another photo of downtown Los Angeles on that beautiful morning.
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Covering the world – Second Posting
Note: Originally posted January 2019. One of my personal favorites, but seemingly with few responses, I decided to repost it now, 10/27/21. (M!)
This is my coffee cup. It dates back to my career days, which brought me, in part, inside the world of newspaper production – including the Gannett Company, a major publisher of newspapers and “USA Today” with distribution worldwide.
I’ve always admired its brand LOGO, which first appeared in the early 1980s when “USA Today” was introduced. That iconic newspaper was eventually printed and distributed pretty much simultaneously at numerous facilities across the United States, and in Europe. All print sites produced the same content, which was uploaded to satellites from the company headquarters just outside Washington DC. and received by the local print/distribution sites. Accordingly, this wonderful logo imaged not only the “G” covering the world but, the black image of an uplink-downlink “state of the art” satellite communications antenna.
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Boscobel and the Hudson River School of Art
Happy New Year
Last week we toured the Boscobel Federalist Mansion near Cold Spring, New York. Below is the view from its front lawn overlooking the Hudson River, …the i-Phone capture reminiscent of a genre of Early American Art from the Hudson River School. Information on this impressive site can be found at
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The Coat Hook
Diffused sunlight reflecting off the nearby floor, softly illuminates the coat hook in our entrance hallway.
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