Saturday, August 28, 2010

old maryland tobacco barns

south county, rural tidewater southern maryland. when we were teenagers in the 70's these barns were full of drying tobacco. most of the old tobacco farms now produce soybeans.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

this evening while randomly browsing nyc blogs i found myself quoted. i was interviewed by the new york post reporter at the tompkins square police riot reunion 2 years ago. i am the "hip...40 something woman ... one of the oldest in the crowd."

a short, pimply tattooed girl with brightly dyed hair who threatened a photographer is also mentioned, and i think i may have offended the same young woman?

this years police riot reunion takes place on this saturday.


Saturday, August 21, 2010

ink meets wheatpaste

wheatpaste by gaia., formerly nyc, currently baltimore based artist. ink belongs to artist mary galli.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

scary but fun

slightly macabre participants in this years mermaid parade in coney island, more here and here.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

Sunday, August 15, 2010

in case you were wondering...

amy, i got this important information from one of the books you sent me!

Friday, August 13, 2010

polcari's north end boston

a shop virtually unchanged since the early 20th c.

Thursday, August 12, 2010


we had a noirish week at the omni parker house in boston last month. the parker house is america's oldest continuously operating hotel. john kennedy proposed to jackie in the hotel restaurant, where ho chi min once worked as a baker and malcom x was a busboy (true!). in the 1800's it was the meeting place for a circle of intellectuals including emmerson and longfellow. eponymous "parker rolls" and boston cream pie originated in the restaurant as did the term "scrod." the hotel is considered to be haunted. we took these photos in and around the hotel, and in the kennedy and marliave restaurants nearby. i dropped the color saturation on the photos because that's the way the place feels; when you walk in you feel like you're in an old movie- nick and nora charles or agatha christie. captain humple stabbed miss rupert with a steak knife in the last hurrah lounge...