Monday, October 27, 2014

Autumn in Collinsville, Connecticut

A day in Collinsville, Connecticut 
 
The Farmington River in Collinsville 


Situated along the Farmington River is The Collins Factories from which the town was named, it was the axe factory of the Collins family. The main building now hosts weekend farmers market, and kiosks of  artists, and craftsmen and designers.


The Collinsville train trestle overlooking the Farmington River. Their High Line.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Riverhead Country Fair 2014

Country Fairs a slice of middle America rural life of the past. The corporate farms that produce most of America's produce have taken over. However the Riverhead Country Fair in the East End of New York is a showcase for family farms.
 
 
 
 
 





Monday, September 15, 2014

Late Summer North Fork Long Island

After Labor Day the North Fork is calmer the Summer crowds return to there respective permanent residences.  The farms and Vineyards are busy harvesting their crops. For me it's prime coloring time for my camera sensors.  






Monday, August 25, 2014

Muir Woods National Monument and Medocino California

A short drive from San Francisco is the Muir Woods National Monument protected grove ancient Coastal Red Wood Trees. Some as old a 1,000 years rising over 300 feet with circumferences of 20 feet.
 












Friday, August 8, 2014

The Oakland Preservation Park

Occupying two blocks in the heart of downtown Oakland, Preservation Park is a Victorian neighborhood, a unique collection of historic residences transformed into the City’s most innovative workplace and event center. All but five of the structures on the two-block site were demolished. The construction of a new freeway adjacent to Preservation Park also threatened to destroy a significant percentage of the neighborhood’s historic Victorian homes. To preserve these historic assets, the City of Oakland created a public/private partnership to relocate the endangered buildings and to renovate the regrouped 16 residential structures for a new life as a business neighborhood.
 
 














Saturday, August 2, 2014

San Francisco's Little Italy to The Embarcadero and Pier 39

It seems most, if not all of San Francisco's historic buildings are in Little Italy or Chinatown, and like New York they are next door to each other. The Cable Car along California street is probably one of the steepest routes. At the top of the last 2 photos you'll see the hill up towards the Financial area from the Bart Embarcadero.

A walk from Jack Kerouac Alley along Columbus Avenue in Little Italy to Pier 39.


Jack Kerouac Alley named after the writer 

He lived above the book store.

Sidewalk Cafes on Columbus Avenue 


Saint Paul and saint Peter's Church 




Pier 39's best attraction. The best Sumo wrestling matches outside of Japan   

The crowd appreciates the action

Antique electric trolley


The California Line Cable Cars. It's one of the steepest streets.