Fishing, Creative Loitering in Beautiful Places

“Catching fish is secondary to the immeasurable joys of the watery world.” ― Fennel Hudson, Traditional Angling One of the many pleasures of fishing is that it often surprises us with incredible vistas and moments where nature sings. I often describe fishing as “creative loitering” and these photos will give you a small glimpse intoContinue reading “Fishing, Creative Loitering in Beautiful Places”

“Photos from the Ferry” William Thatcher – UPDATED 8/13/18

“Photos From The Ferry”: An Exhibition by William Underhill Thatcher When people visit New York City, some of the best pictures they take of the skyline are from the Staten Island Ferry boat as it glides across the harbor. Dramatic views, cinematic lighting and occasional bold displays of nature create some amazing photo opportunities. WhenContinue reading ““Photos from the Ferry” William Thatcher – UPDATED 8/13/18”

UPDATED- New York City Through Native Eyes

“…as I walk those familiarly choked streets at dusk and see the old women sitting in front of the tenements, past and present become each other’s faces; I am back where I began.” “A Walker In The City” Alfred Kazin, 1978 I have left my shoe leather over thousands of miles of city streets throughout the five boroughs inContinue reading “UPDATED- New York City Through Native Eyes”

Bradley Beach is The Jersey Shore, Hold The Glitter

The sun, surf and sand are very enticing down the Jersey Shore almost any day or season of the year.  During the summer, people flock to party towns like Belmar, Manasquan and Point Pleasant. Waterfront bars and restaurants are jammed each weekend with young people from New York and North Jersey partying like there isContinue reading “Bradley Beach is The Jersey Shore, Hold The Glitter”

Manhattanhenge and other Celestial Aspects of NYC

The sky around Manhattan is only available in slivers, and for brief moments of time. Wait a minute and the light changes, turn a corner and a vista opens up. You have to be ready, in the moment, prepared for any obstacle and ready to receive gifts. These moments, when God’s beautiful canvas juxtaposes andContinue reading “Manhattanhenge and other Celestial Aspects of NYC”

Brooklyn Bridge Park- Oasis Under the Bridge and Beyond

A once rundown section of Brooklyn’s storied waterfront with dilapidated piers and empty lots has been transformed into one of New York City’s most interesting parks. Brooklyn Bridge Park includes a manmade green belt, saltwater marshlands, state of the art public sports facilities, several great dining options, a pool, a picnic section with grills for use andContinue reading “Brooklyn Bridge Park- Oasis Under the Bridge and Beyond”

The Irish Hunger Memorial, NYC

The Irish Hunger Memorial in TriBeCa/Battery Park City, NYC. “The Irish Hunger Memorial, designed collaboratively by artist Brian Tolle, landscape architect Gail Wittwer-Laird, and architecture firm 1100 Architect, is located on a 0.5-acre (0.20 ha) site[1] at the corner of Vesey Street and North End Avenue in the Battery Park City neighborhood of Manhattan inContinue reading “The Irish Hunger Memorial, NYC”

Sea Bright, NJ- The Ocean Close to the City

With the wild Atlantic on one side and the fast moving tidal Shrewsbury River on the other, Sea Bright, NJ is a thin ribbon of land that is very close to the water in every way. A regular full moon high tide will generally result in ankle deep flooding on many river side streets. ButContinue reading “Sea Bright, NJ- The Ocean Close to the City”