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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. Some Neat Old Stuff

    2023-03-14 11:51:46 UTC
    I believe I made the transition to digital cameras in about 2006. Since then the cameras have become amazing tools, they resolve a myriad of issues, yet, in many ways, I do miss film. Being the dinosaur that I am, I appreciate the tactile sensation of film. The smell of…

  7. LAST STOP - SAN JUAN, USA

    2023-02-10 15:39:02 UTC
    San Juan Cruise Terminal Pirate Ship For largest display, click on the image Our cruise started and ended in San Juan. We were taken directly from the airport to the ship terminal area. Not much to see there. A the end of the cruise we were given a 3-hour tour…

  8. And Now a Day in Dominica

    2023-02-06 12:40:02 UTC
    Not to be confused with the Dominican Republic, Dominica is a small Caribbean nation of 275 sq. miles with a population under 73,000. Dominica refers to itself as the Caribbean’s best kept secret. As tourism accounts for about 38% of the GDP, I would guess they wish it were not.…

  9. A Day In St. Lucia

    2023-02-03 00:32:00 UTC
    For largest display, click on the image. After the past couple of near horrific years, 2023 is offering up reasons to celebrate in our family with 3 milestone birthdays, 30, 70, & 75 (I’m withholding names to protect the innocent) and a May wedding. I’ll accept a hearty “Mazel Tov”…

  10. North by Northwest

    2023-01-04 21:53:36 UTC
    Elevated view for scale If you are of a certain age you will recognize this photos of Mt. Rushmore from the climax of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1959 classic “North by Northwest” staring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint. If you are not of that certain age, seek out and rent this…

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