So I have this set of unrelated fotos lingering in my mental hopper, and it’s the time of year to clear out hoppers.  My decision . . . post them as , well, a set of unrelated fotos.  Like this one.  It reminds me of an Eagles’ song from long ago except not quite.  Where taken?  What would the lyrics of this song be?

From Allen Baker, who took it as he was leaving the Morris Canal back in 1984.  Besides the new skyline, the waterfront is entirely different.  What exists there now could be imagined in a parallel universe that has sen tectonic uplifting that has created a new set of escarpments, disjointed cliffs.

Taking a picture through a window could create a whole new series.    Has a tjalk ever before worn such fanciful sails?   Foto thanks to Rene Keuvelaar.

What to say . .  dancers high atop the  radar mast of a cruise vessels?  Cleaning and adjustment?  Performance art?

And finally . . .  from Fred Trooster, who also supplied the Hotel New York foto taken in Rotterdam, a sidewheeler steam tug alongside cliffs on the Rhine pulling a string of barges.  Do such fotos exist of sidewheeler tugs on the Hudson or in the sixth boro?

Thanks to Fred, Allen, and Rene for these fotos.  I took the foto of “dancers” in the radar mast high atop Caribbean Princess, just after it docked in Red Hook earlier this month.