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Old Years 2020

I don’t celebrate holidays much, but “old year’s day” I take seriously, to look back and assess.  Today’s post features photos you may remember from 2020.  I chose these from the several thousand photos I put into public domain this year.  It’s a personal and subjective exercise;  on a different day I might choose another […]

Old Year 2018

I’ve mentioned before about my people the Dutch celebrating “old years day” on December 31.   As the child of immigrants, I’m blessed by this one of many ways they see the world differently, a perspective I’m happy to share.  So here is a retrospective of the year, the result of a process of scanning […]

Last Monthly Photos 2019

For your quick peruse today, I offer the inverse of yesterday’s post:  I went to my archives and selected the LAST photo of something water-related each month of 2019. So if that photo was a person or an inland structure, I didn’t use it;  instead, I went backwards … until I got to the first […]

Old Year 2017

The reference here is this post from the last day of 2011.  So the other day I found myself standing in front of the self-proclaimed “tree of knowledge,”  a place that also demanded that there be no smoke.  Tree of KNOWLEDGE!!!  Holy smokes! It was a cemetery of sorts, a mass grave where over 4000 […]

Old Year 2016

This is my Janus post . . . which I’ll start with a photo I took in January 2007 of an intriguing set of sculptures, since licensed to Trinity Church in Manhattan. Since I’ve tons to do today, comment will be minimal.  The photo below I took near the KVK salt pile on January 14, […]

Other Watersheds 12 Redux A

Eight years ago, I had the opportunity to go to the steam festival on the waterways in Dordrecht NL.  Here, here, and here are posts that came from that.  That festival has just completed again, and thanks to Jan van der Doe, here are photos of some fine restored circa century-old Dutch steam tugs. Hercules, […]

TS Empire State VI Departs 2022

What’s happening at this bridge? Approaching on what appears to be a wooded river is an antiquated cargo vessel. Know this sylvan location? Might this be a not-so-obscure location referred to as the UES,  the Upper East Side of Manhattan?  That certainly appears to be a section of the river campus of Rockefeller University . […]

Summer Sail 5

Danmark, a 90-year-old full-rigged ship, is in town again.  She first came here in 1939 for the World’s Fair. South Street waterfront of Manhattan then was a very different place, as of course was the whole city and world. I’m not sure where she berthed back then.  A year later, after her homeland was invaded, […]

Bronze 8

Way back in 2007 I started this series, and I now think I should never have called it “bronze” since it’s more like a golden brown, but no matter, this post is all the same fleet.  Name the fleet and the tug? Talking fleet renewal . . ., Reinauer has a young fleet.  Janice Ann […]

Retro Sixth Boro 51 B

Ten years and two days ago, I heard Urger had arrived in town and had rafted up to Pegasus,  so I had to come down in the late afternoon and shoot this, setting sun just post-Mahattanhenge notwithstanding.   While there, I was asked to take close-up photos two days later of Urger at the Statue.  “Sure,” […]