RAMBLE: MY BLOG

  1. Old School Photo Shop, Dublin

    2023-08-26 08:43:43 UTC
    For largest image display, click on the individual photograph Imagine running a camera shop these days. First, you must compete on price with the large shops like B&H in NYC and Amazon, not to mention the online printers like Shutterfly. Then there is the expense of running the shop; rent,…

  2. Un-Corked

    2023-08-20 15:01:17 UTC
    Morning panorama For largest display, click on the individual photo. Sometime in the mid-1990s I was invited to a December wedding in Cork and I have been wanting to get back since. Life got in the way, but I am here now, enthusiastically, to spend 5 days, the last leg…

  3. Double Down on Dublin

    2023-08-17 13:29:26 UTC
    Custom House For largest screen display, click on the individual photograph I’m at the end of my week in Dublin. My head cold/cough sapped my energy a bit and I didn’t see as much of the city as I would have liked, especially some of the more prominent architectural buildings…

  4. Belfast Walkabout

    2023-08-12 06:46:58 UTC
    City Hall For largest display, click on the photograph When I visit a city I like to do a little dive into its history to give some context to my photographs. Belfast’s location goes back to the Bronze Age,  it was established as a town in 1613, and Queen Victoria…

  5. Bar Wars

    2023-08-09 06:39:50 UTC
    I was struck by two things as I took my first walk around Belfast center, the number of pubs, not too much a surprise anywhere in the U.K., and the number of coffee places; a 2:1 ratio, whiskey to caffeine. Three of the whiskey variety are the Nicholson’s Crown Bar…

  6. The Irelands. Not Touring. Not Sorry

    2023-08-07 08:25:45 UTC
    Sun rising as we approach Dublin Every summer I endeavor to escape the heat and humidity of Washington D.C. for gentler climes. It started a few years back with a couple of months in Oceanside CA, followed by a summer in Boulder CO. I read that it could be hot…

  7. Redux

    2023-07-21 21:51:50 UTC
    Original Washington National Airport Terminal For largest display, click on individual photographs Summer in Washington, D.C.  is my least favorite season, it’s hot, it’s humid, it drains my energy. In fact, I try to escape the swamp - and no, I am not using that term politically - for at…

  8. Glass Houses

    2023-06-18 18:52:11 UTC
    For largest display, click on photograph In a recent post I gave you an overview of the Hillwood Mansion, the former home of Marjorie Merriweather Post, now a museum. There is another building on the estate, the Adirondack building, which is currently showing most of the pieces from the new…

  9. Time Travel

    2023-06-08 20:09:11 UTC
    I was in Charlottesville VA recently for my son’s wedding. I had the morning before the festivities free and took a walk, stepping into what can only be described as a Time Machine, a portal that  transported me back 50 something years to my first days in photography. The Time…

  10. The Magnificent Hillwood Estate

    2023-06-02 12:50:19 UTC
    Hillwood Mansion From the exterior, it looks like a nice large home, not like the mansions you would see in Greenwich, Connecticut or McLean, Virginia, its visage is certainly understated, but inside, well come along for a little tour. (For largest display, click on the individual photograph). Stairwell to grand…

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