Manhattanhenge

Manhattanhenge – the pretty rare times that the setting sun lines up with the Manhattan street grid.  A sight to behold.  #manhattanhenge #manhattansolstice #manhattan #nyc #nycgrid #newyork #newyorkcity #neildegrassetyson #uws #upperwestside #sunset #sunshine #sun #sky #oohahh #w72ndst

Happy Thanksgiving from nyc!

Here’s Snoopy and Woodstock in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, taken from our rooftop deck in nyc. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones!

Kuala Lumpur twin towers: the world’s tallest twin towers

I was in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, last week and had a chance to visit and photograph the Petronas Towers.  At 1,483 feet tall, they were the tallest buildings in the world until 2004, and they remain the world’s tallest twin buildings ever built. Photo taken from the front entrance area of the Petronas Towers Taken from inside the “skybridge” on the 42nd floor.  It’s a double-decker skybridge, with the 41st floor being for tourists while the  42nd floor is reserved for tenants and their guests.  At 558 feet, it is the highest 2-story bridge in the world.  Per wikipedia, the … Read more

Moscow

Here are a couple of photos of Red Square and the Kremlin, day and night, from my Moscow trip a couple of weeks ago.  Saint Basil’s Cathedral is in the background.  It was about 60 degrees warmer than last time I was there — which is to say it was a perfect 70-something rather than 20 degrees below freezing!   It’s a great run to do laps around the perimeter of the Kremlin (it’s perimeter is 1.5 miles).

Photo Detective write-up on tintype of my 4th Great Grandfather

Back in July of 2009, Maureen Taylor, the Photo Detective, did a write-up on a “photo” I discovered of my 4th Great Grandfather, William Riley Majors.  In the photo with William were his two children from his first marriage: my 3rd Great Grandfather William Andrew “Andy” Majors and his sister Martha Etta Majors. The photo was at the house of a 2nd cousin 2 times removed in Cortez, Colorado, but she had not known who was in the photo until we met in October 2008.  So we both made a fantastic discovery that day! “Electronic files are wonderful for sharing pictures, … Read more