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    I believe this venue is now a dance studio.  This sign appears on Cooper Avenue, in the Glendale section of Queens. This images is a bit of a bastard. It was shot with 35mm film, on a Minolta SRT-202 with the 58mm f/1.2 lens, but I cropped to a square fake  medium format look with […]

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  Saturday was my birthday and I drove up to Mystic, Connecticut with my family for an overnight excursion.  The travel was horrific, especially on the way up, but the rest of the weekend was a brilliant success. We had a great afternoon at the Mystic Seaport Museum of America and the Sea, and then […]

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  Once upon a time New York had basically two forms of portable coffee cup: styrofoam and the Anthora: “Anthora – We are happy to serve you” by Dan Bluestein – We are happy to serve you. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons. Nowadays you do not see much of either. Styrofoam is […]

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  Much like Ohio State,* Catholic University proudly insists on the “The” and its full name – The Catholic University of America. I became acutely aware of this when I had the pleasure of attending their graduation ceremony in Washington D.C. last month in honor of my niece. The building above is the National Shrine of […]

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  The circumstances that led to me posting this today were entirely fortuitous. I planned another pre-dawn excursion to NJ ot shoot the sunrise, starting at a location in West New York that I will feature soon, followed by a stop in Weehawken to get another view of the Manhattan skyline. I knew that Hamilton […]

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