Thursday, September 26, 2013

floyd bennett field.

we went camping at an abandoned airport in brooklyn- historic floyd bennett field, where amelia earhart and  howard hughes once flew. those are runways in the pictures, not roads.

now bramble covered and in decay, the parks service rents camp sites on the grounds for $20.00 a night!  between two bays, close to the ocean, in one direction is coney island, the other far rockaway beach.  during the day it was still warm enough to swim!

Friday, September 20, 2013

new lunder pavilion at colby college museum of art.

colby college museum of art. a world class museum in a tiny town in maine. the newly opened lunder pavilion houses such strong collections- especially american. whistler, homer, american impressionists. a major alex katz collection. also john marin, richard serra and much, much more!

the current photo show included a 1937 view of the viaduct 3 or 4 blocks from us in harlem.

it's now a trendy restaurant neighborhood, but when we arrived, over 10 years ago, it was deserted and decrepit, and the meat shops in the photo were still there!

photo realist richard estes had two paintings on view.  one of mount katahdin in maine, the other of columbus circle 2 blocks from mike's shop at rare violins of new york.

below, works by chuck close and claes oldenburg.  more about chuck close here.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

bloody marys, etc.

pictures taken at maison harlemvinateriathe jane hotel, yatenga,  on 10th ave and a laundry-mat in annapolis.
mike took pictures of me wearing my cool new neesh jacket from nomad.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

chesapeake tidewater maryland

annapolis and southern maryland are so beautiful! maryland is still home to some wooden sailboats and bare plank tobacco barns.  christina drives by them every day.  what a wonderful place to live!  regional bloody marys often come with local old bay seasoning around the rim.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

new york city 9/11/2010.  other photos of 9/11 here.