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August 6, 2009


The dunes at Race Point Beach, Provincetown. Taken on my last trip after a several mile bike ride that totally kicked my ass. Click pic to enlarge.


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July 24, 2009


Grand Central Terminal, taken after a stupid job interview in stupid Midtown.  At least I got a good pic out of it. Click pic to enlarge.

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July 15, 2009


Westminster Abbey, London. Click pic to enlarge.

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June 25, 2009


The Williamsbugh (sic) Savings Bank tower at sunset. Click pic to enlarge. Located at 1 Hanson Place on the edge of the Fort Greene (not Williamsburg) neighborhood of Brooklyn, it is the tallest building in the borough at 37 stories/512 feet. The top floors have been recently been converted to condos, including 2,300 square-foot full-floor penthouses directly below the clock; here’s a marketing shot from the building’s website:

one hanson place

As you can see, even a view from the building’s lowest converted floor – the 18th – would still yield pretty great city views.

Trivia: The lack of any tall neighbors means the hands on the building’s four clock faces were subjected to brutal and unchecked wind, which usually meant all four faces of the clock would display a different time. As part of the renovation/conversion contract, the giant hands were to be redesigned to withstand the winds they faced. Perhaps eager to show off their new achievement, the designers lined the hands with awful red lights that are far brighter than any of the building’s other exterior lighting. Oh, and sometimes they still display the wrong time.

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June 17, 2009


Bitchin’ architecture, taken in Oxford, England. Click pic to enlarge.

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May 29, 2009

cimg2176Bridge. London. Click pic to enlarge.

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May 22, 2009


Mailbox. Oxford, England. Click pic to enlarge.