Friday, July 30, 2010

Weekend Reflections

Not so easy to get a clear picture at
night from a moving boat—but I
figured it was worth a shot! We were
coming up to the Staten Island Ferry
terminal at the tip of Manhattan.

[See more Weekend Reflections here.]

Sunday, July 25, 2010


But you're not allowed to walk on it—it's
strictly for decorative purposes. It's part
of the carefully thought out Japanese
garden at the Brooklyn Botanic.

[See more bridges here, chez Louis la Vache.]

Saturday, July 24, 2010

2 Things Challenge: master/control

This is Stubby (for his Manx-like tail).
He is the Master of all he surveys (i.e.,
my apartment). But he's more of a
jungle cat than a housecat, and most
definitely in Control of his territory
(and all those who share it with him)!

[See more of this challenge here.]

Friday, July 23, 2010

weekend reflections

Venice has the best reflections, and they're not
always in the water. This shiny surface reflects
a palazzo or two across the Grand Canal.

[You can see more Weekend Reflections here.]

Monday, July 19, 2010

Mosaic Monday

My mom's next-door neighbors waited four
years for their little girl, and were finally
able to travel to China and bring this
beautiful child home about 5 months ago.
She's just so bright and happy now. I'd say
she was worth the wait, wouldn't you?

[You can see more mosaics here, at Mary's
Little Red House.]

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Williamsburg Bridge

Not a sexy as the Brooklyn Bridge, or even the
Manhattan Bridge, this one still pulls its weight
—as you can see from this shot taken at rush hour.
When it was built (1896–1903), it was the longest
suspension bridge in the world (and it held that
record for 21 years, until the Bear Mtn. Bridge was
completed in 1924).

[See more bridges here.]

Friday, July 16, 2010

Weekend Reflections

It's almost 11 pm, and still close to
90°F. Really wish I could jump in
this pool right now!

[See more weekend reflections /here.]

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Ponte dell'Accademia

How about a detail? Even two weeks
after Carnevale, the evidence of the
revelry still litters the Accademia
in Venice.

[See more bridges here, chez Louis la Vache.]

Saturday, July 10, 2010

2 Things Challenge: savory/sweet

Are you familiar with the sweet jazz and savory
lyrics of the wonderful Mose Allison?
I tried to upload a little video that I took recently
at a free concert here in NYC, but no luck. But
check this out (from 35 years ago).

Weekend Reflections

This one is courtesy of my daughter Lila,
whose birthday is today. She and her
sister traveled to Peru last month—and
spent a few days on this lake in the
rain forest.

[You can see lots more Weekend Reflections here.]

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Once or twice when I've flown down to Virginia
(which I did the other day), I've been lucky
enough to get this view of the country's
longest suspension bridge—almost three
miles including the approaches, and the
center span is 4,620 feet (just 420 feet
longer than the Golden Gate).
That's Brooklyn at the top, Staten Island
at the bottom.

[See more bridges around the world here
chez Louis la Vache.]