Thursday, November 26, 2009


These jockey figures flank the entrance to the famous club '21' on West 52nd Street in Manhattan. The tradition of donating the statues to the speakeasy-turned-restaurant was begun in the 1930's by Delaware horseman Jay Van Urk. Figures from other '21' regulars like the Vanderbilts, the Mellons, and well known racing stables and farms soon joined the collection, including one dedicated to the famed Secretariat.

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White Liberty, Black Liberty

Keeping Watch

Sunday, November 22, 2009


This image is an early-morning view of the One UN Plaza building located at 44th Street and First Ave. on the east side of Manhattan. The shadow on the curtainwall facade is cast by the UN Headquarters building across the avenue.

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Pyramid Memorial

Memorial to teacher M. Bertrand Gardel (1806-1895?) at Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Philadelphia, PA

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Tail Fin

1959 Cadillac Fleetwood

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Pearl White Coupe

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Center City Fire

This photo was awarded second prize for print images in a photojournalism competition hosted by the Delaware County Camera Club and judged by Ron Tarver, staff photographer for the Philadelphia "Inquirer". These buildings were located on Arch Street near 11th, and have since been torn down to make way for the Pennsylvania Convention Center. I took the picture from the top level of a parking garage across the street.

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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Roosevelt Boulevard

Shop Window

Forest Canopy

Shawmont Station

Long Island Motel

Hubcap Heaven

Monday, November 2, 2009

Road Scene, Western Ireland

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'56 Fairlane

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Bunker, Cape May Point, NJ

This massive concrete structure, located in what is now Cape May Point State Park, was a gun emplacement built during World War II to protect the mouth of the Delaware Bay. A similar facility was built on the opposite shore in Lewes, DE. Originally the whole unit was buried in the sand, the pilings having been driven into the earth prior to construction to stabilize the structure. At the time this picture was taken, however, erosion had caused the shoreline to recede, leaving the bunker perched on what had become wood posts. Since then the shoreline has moved back out to sea, and the bunker is once again buried. This picture was taken around midnight under a hazy full moon with a very long exposure time.

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"Memorial" and "Bird Bath" are black-and-white images that have been "hand tinted" using the brush command in Photoshop Elements.

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Bird Bath