Category Archives: Two-fisted Touristing

Excursions around the world, ideally with some musical seasoning.

Up the Hudson to Albany and NYSIFF

“The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” wins Best Horror at the New York State International Film Festival Yes, my musical Poe adaptation was awarded Best Horror at the New York State International Film Festival, and I will report … Continue reading

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DINOSAUR SAFARI

August 11 I shared a wealth of photos from our trip to the Bronx Zoo. What I left out then was the Dinosaur Safari, part of the zoo experience, but a little different, for obvious reasons. It’s silly scientific fun, … Continue reading

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The FILM FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE at INDIE GATHERING, CHAIN NYC and NYACK

Over the course of five days this past week “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” screened in film festivals in Cleveland, New York City and Nyack. This blog post is about all three. I was in New York … Continue reading

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BRONX ZOO

Ed and I took a day trip to the Bronx Zoo. Never been before, or at least not been since childhood, many decades ago. It is over an hour’s ride by subway from our place in Brooklyn, but well worth … Continue reading

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MONTAUK EXCURSION

Overnighting in the Far East of Long Island to Attend the Screening of “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” at the Offshore Art and Film Festival Me on the Long Island Railroad last Friday – a three hour … Continue reading

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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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