Sunday, July 26, 2009

Last Sunday (19/7): Kate's 25th birthday

breakfast on the terrace

Brunch at Schiller's

Top of the Rock

dinner on the terrace

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Celebrity spotting

Last friday, back from holidays early, we went for a jog in central park. while going around the reservoir we passed a small pack of beefy runners and noticed they were security guards by their earpieces. up ahead I saw some paparazzi in the bushes and found out it was Monsieur Sarkosy they were guarding. His wife wasn't with him. he was a real shuffler. Johnny howard could have easily out power-walked him. This photo was in the NY Daily News on Sunday.

Then last night on the way to dinner at a restaurant near the UN we passed Geoffrey Robertson on the footpath. He is looking older and rather portly, wearing a blue suit with a very loud tie. We called out "G'day, Robbo!" but he pretended not to hear (pretty arrogant).

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Manhattan skyline from 'Top of the Rock' 19/7/09

TO PLAY THIS VIDEO, CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON (ARROWHEAD) IN THE BOTTOM LEFT HAND CORNER.
The video starts looking south, panning from SE to SW (you'll recognize Empire State Building, which is on right in the fixed frame) then crosses over to the north view, panning from NW (Hudson River) to NE, via Central Park
video

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Vacation w/Kate & Steve; 6. mansions at Newport


The Breakers, owned by the VanderBilt's 1895-1938


The Breakers


Inside the Breakers


View from The Breakers


Marble House, bulit by some other Vander Bilts

Vacation w/Kate & Steve; 5. Newport/Little Compton, Rhode island

the Newport waterfront (memories of '83)

Newport historic district (goes back to 1670's)

the beach at Little Compton (windy, air temp 23, water 16)

the house we rented at Little Compton

view from 'Pietra' restaurant, Little Compton

Vacation w/Kate & Steve; 4. North Adams, MA

MASS MoCA (Masachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art)

MASS MoCA

an interesting work of art

The Porches Inn

Breakfast room at The Porches

Vacation w/Kate & Steve; 3. Berkshires

mountain stream

corn field

historic village of Deerfield, MA

Deerfield

Vacation w/Kate & Steve; 2. Upstate NY




Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Vacation with Kate & Steve: 1. Ithaca NY

Cascadilla Gorge

Cornell University

Lake Cayuga

Simply Red winery

Taughahannock Falls

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Independence Day images

As top photo indicates, was a lovely day weather-wise, mid 20's, partly cloudy, cool breeze, not humid (sorry photos aren't great)



Saturday, July 4, 2009

More of July 4th fireworks, on the Hudson River

We arrived 20 minutes before the 9.30 pm start, and couldn't get within a block of the riverfront (W.49th St @ 11th Ave); the crowds were massive. certainly would be good from the water.