Category Archives: Two-fisted Touristing

Excursions around the world, ideally with some musical seasoning.

CHERRY BLOSSOMS 2022

Last Saturday I returned to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to see the cherry blossoms in its famous esplanade in peek bloom. Took a lot of photos again, of course, as I have before (and before and before), but this time … Continue reading

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Central Park at Dusk

The other day I crossed Central Park from West 72nd to East 79th streets just as night was creeping. I had seen a horror film at the movies, and felt inspired to take some moody photos as I made my … Continue reading

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BROOKLYN SNAPSHOTS – Part 2

And we’re back, ambling around the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Gowanus, Boerum Hill and Park Slope. Plus a little bit of Red Hook.

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BROOKLYN SNAPSHOTS – Part 1

Walking around my neighborhood I’m sometimes struck by an image, a perspective, a detail that compels me to take out my phone and frame a picture. More often than not these shots are posted on my Instagram account. I’ll collect … Continue reading

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ANTICIPATING SPRING

Here’s to the Blooms of the Ornamental Pear Tree Spring is just around the corner, this Sunday officially. The crocuses and the daffodils are already blooming in our garden. But the trees are still bare, for now. The first trees … Continue reading

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Prospect Park / Grand Army Plaza

As I was walking in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park towards the Grand Army Plaza exit, I caught this view through the trees and took a picture with my phone. I like this photo so much I decided it is worth featuring … Continue reading

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NIAGARA at Night

After the sun sets, Niagara Falls is lit with colored lights. Click here for NIAGARA Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3 First views are of the Horseshoe Falls

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NIAGARA Part 3 – Into the Mist

Looks like I saved the most dramatic pics & vids for Part 3… (Click here for Part 1 and here for Part 2) We took the elevator from Prospect Point down to the dock where we waited for our tour … Continue reading

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NIAGARA Part 2

A Wider Tour of the World around the Falls After our first approach to the falls (see Part 1) we walked south from Terrapin Point around Goat Island, with a special visit to the Three Sisters Island, before returning to … Continue reading

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NIAGARA Part 1

The Rapids along the Path to the Falls Pics and Vids taken August 2020 We start on the road along the shore at the left side of this map.

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BRIER PATCH in MADISON SQUARE PARK

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Return to LIGHTSCAPE

New views of Lightscape at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden This Time with Snow and Ice This is a supplementary blog post to December’s “LIGHTSCAPE at Brooklyn Botanic Garden“. For a sense of the full tour, I suggest looking at that … Continue reading

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MADISON SNOWSTORM

Just a little blizzard in Wisconsin’s capitol…

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The Sci-Fi Lego Skyscrapers of Porocity

I saw these nine gigantic towers of white lego building blocks in the Pompidou museum in Paris in 2018. They reminded me of science fiction movies of my childhood where fantastical models would be filmed to look like immense futuristic … Continue reading

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LIGHTSCAPE at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

A magical trail of fantastic light installations weaves its way through the Brooklyn Botanic Garden at night these days. Ed and I took the tour.

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P&P – Day 2 – The Merchant’s House

In “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre”, my second short film musical adaptation of a classic gothic tale by Edgar Allan Poe, the protagonist is seen working at his desk in a garret apartment, while soldiers of the … Continue reading

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