Saturday, December 31, 2005
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2006...
As the ball drops I am filled with a mix of anticipation, reflection and renewal. For me, it is a time to appreciate life's intangabiles of health, happiness and loving friends and family. I look forward to the new year with hopeful optimisim and a sense of adventure! The "Journey" continues! Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!
Posted by Alida Thorpe at 12/31/2005
Friday, December 30, 2005
At the corner of 7th Ave. S and Greenwich Ave in NYC's Greenwich Village is a grassroots 9/11 Memorial....
Tile Park is a chainlink fence adorned with over 5,ooo handmade tiles from across the United States. Each pottery tile is a unique heartfelt and personal memorial to the victims of 9/11. This on- going project was started immediately after 9/11 by a local pottery store owner in Greenwich Village. While politicians continue to debate the final form of the Ground Zero memorial, this small and significant corner has positive energy all it's own.
Thursday, December 29, 2005
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Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Confident, curious and timeless....
Portrait photography was a true skill in 1950 with no matrix metering or auto white balance and no PHD indicators. This photo, shot and processed by my Dad (wardrobe credits go to Mom) is a family favorite.
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
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Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Holiday Greetings from Bryan's Bridge...
Signs of the season adorn the bridge crossing between Bayport and Sayville, long Island. Bryan's Bridge, which spans Brown's River, was dedicated in 1997 in memory of local resident Bryan Schneck who campaigned tirelessly for the bridge's restoration.
Posted by Alida Thorpe at 12/14/2005
Monday, December 12, 2005
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Saturday, December 10, 2005
Friday, December 09, 2005
Historic Oyster House
This restored building at the Suffolk Maritime Museum was once Long Island's busiest oyster shucking and packaging site. Changes in the bay's salinity, caused by the hurricane of 1938, brought an end to the era of oystermen in the Great South bay.
Posted by Alida Thorpe at 12/09/2005
Thursday, December 08, 2005
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Retired Clam Dredge..
During the vibrant years of the Great South Bay clamming industry this dredge could be seen working slow circles over the clam beds of the BluePoint Clam and Oyster Company's holdings. Today the dredge awaits the scrap metal salvage crew in her temporary berth along the Patchogue River.
Posted by Alida Thorpe at 12/07/2005
Monday, December 05, 2005
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Thursday, December 01, 2005
Hauling and stepping gears.....
The Suffolk County Maritime Museum in West Sayville, NY is a working marina. Hauling vessels and installing and removing sail masts is done using methods and tools that date to the days of sail. The nautical term for raising a sailboat's mast is "to step the mast".
Posted by Alida Thorpe at 12/01/2005