Friday, December 30, 2016

Times Square: And Up and Coming Rap Artist

The gentleman below asked if I would be willing to take his photo.   He was trying to get his career going as a rap artist....or Hip Hop.   I really can't tell the difference.

But, I like the photo a lot!

My sincere thanks.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Times Square: Buildings

I generally like to look at the architecture and reflections of buildings.   Times Square provided a great opportunity to get images of various buildings at various times.

I liked the reflections and color of this building.

And, the photo below is of a video being displayed on the side of a building.  It was huge!

And...I stopped and bought M&M's after seeing it!  

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Washington Square: People

There were a couple of street artists at work.  And, I really liked this gentleman's passion for what he was working on.

He, and friends, were having a wonderful time creating their art.

My sincere thanks!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Washington Square: A Lovely Couple

The couple below were trying to do a selfie.    I asked if they would let me take the photo, knowing it may show up in the blog.

I rather like this photo.

 The lighting was a bit harsh.   But, I think it turned out nicely. 

And, they are a cute couple!

My sincere thanks.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas Eve: 2016

This Christmas Eve day, take time to give thanks for who you are, for what you have, for your health, family and friends.

And, enjoy the beauty around you.  Take a big breath.   The world will be here tomorrow.

And, to my friends, thank you for letting me share part of your life.   I hope I have been able to give to you, the joy, compassion, and love that you have given me.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Washington Square in Greenwich Village

Meet Sheilly!

We was demonstrating her juggling skills before the crowd.  Working as a street artist can be a tough gig!

Thanks Sheilly!  You look awesome and the juggling was fantastic!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Bronze Dog's with Cameras in NYC

I don't exactly know what to make of this.   I did a quick search online to find out why there were be bronze statues of dogs...with Greenwich Village. 

But, I liked them!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

People of New York

No, not the blog.   The ladies below were trying to do a selfie with an iPhone when I walked by.  They were gracious enough to let me take their photo.   And, if they ever email me, I will send them a copy! 

Thank you, ladies!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Bleecker Street

I don't imagine may people care much about Bleecker St.

But for me, it was a hauntingly beautiful song by Simon and Garfunkel that drew me to want to play the guitar. 

Fogs rolling in, off the east river bank.
Like a shroud.......
It covers Bleecker St.
Fills the alley's, where men sleep
Hides the shepherd, from the sheep.

For the original, check it out here

I could hear the melody, the harmony, and the poetry in my head in an instant when I saw the sign.

Monday, December 19, 2016

New York: A Great Scottish Bar and Restaurant

Robert and Beth, from my prior post, pointed me to this great little Scottish bar and restaurant a block from the hotel.

The food was great. 

I like to photograph bars.  I find the shapes and colors to be fascinating. 

I'd do a much better job of it with a tripod!

But, for hand-holding, these aren't bad.


Saturday, December 17, 2016

Traveling to New York

I had the opportunity to travel to NYC for a business meeting.   And, I was fortunate enough to run into this couple.

Meet Robert!

And meet Beth!

They were gracious enough to point me in the right direction as I began to explore the city.   And, they recommended a few nice places to eat near the hotel.

My sincere thanks to you both for your most gracious hospitality!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Family Weddings: Family and Guests: 6

Little kids love weddings.    And this young lady was no exception.

She gets to stay up late and eat all kinds of good things!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Family Wedding: Family and Guests: 4

This is one of the guests.   I thought she had a lovely smile.

And, of course, she was willing to let me take her photo!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Family Wedding: Family and Guests: 3

Meet Mother and Son!

It's nice that he can get his mother on the dance floor!  And, they were having fun!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Family Weddings: Family and Guests: 2

Meet Tammy!

I've known Tammy for a long time.  I first met her when she sang at another wedding.  And, she was good.  VERY good.   I still like listening to her sing.

Thanks Tammy!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Family Weddings: Guests and Family: 1

Meet Walter.   Walter has been in my blog a few times.  I think he has a great face for the blog.   And, I don't think I've ever taken a bad photo of him!

I like Walter.   He's funny.  And, he knows what life is about.  He's hard working and honest.   And, he isn't a bad guitar and mandolin player, too!

Thanks Walter!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Lower Fort Garry: Military Indoctrination

The woman below did a great job getting little kids in uniform and marching them up and down.

It was really cute watching the kids.  And, she did a nice job blending being stern...with being a mother.  

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Lower Fort Garry: A Cook

If memory serves me correctly, the young lady below was a cook.

She was showing how to make hard-tack.   Think of it as an unleavened very hard biscuit that would keep for something like 200 years.  It didn't taste great.  But, it sustained the Voyageur on his journey.

Monday, December 5, 2016

The Lower Fort Garry: General Store

I sort of felt like I was in a Harry Potter movie.

Quidditch, anyone?    And yes, I had to look it up to spell it correctly.   Assuming there is a correct spelling, of course!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Lower Fort Garry: Games

It seems checkers was a common game in the mid 1880's.   I've seen this before with other forts and re-enactments. 

I used to be really good at checkers.  Now, my 8 yr old grandson clobbers me!

Friday, December 2, 2016

The Lower Fort Garry: The Manager of the Fur Trading Station

I really like this photo.   It was taken in very low light.   But, the colors and shading is pretty good.

This gentleman was the manager of the fur trading station.   After I got this photo, he showed us around.

It was a vicious business.  I've never been a fan of trapping animals.   But, it was a hard life back then and the fur trade provided a business that kept the fort going.

The firs on exhibit are at least 25 years old.   They have been well persevered and are taken in during the winter months.

My sincere thanks!