Thursday, December 29, 2011

Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire.

New England provides such marvelous contrasts in topographies.

This is in slight contrast to New York (taken yesterday!).

Saturday, December 24, 2011

The Dogs of Central Park

If one wants to experience New York, one great venue is Central Park, when open, but before 9:00am or after 9:00pm. It is here that New Yorkers can walk their dogs off-lead.  The collection of dogs and owners is almost as wonderful and eclectic as the city itself.  While during the week, the strata are pretty rigid (the same people walk their dogs at 6:15, or 6:45, or 7:15, for example), during the weekend the schedules are relaxed and there is a greater mixing and matching.

A Few Classic Stores in Midtown Manhattan

J. Press
380 Madison Avenue  New York, NY

 J.Press on Madison Avenue.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Ocean House, Watch Hill, Rhode Island

The New Ocean House

 Ocean House in its older, somewhat rundown state, which had its own charm in 1986.
Originally built in 1868, it was a grand and historic destination.  It was closed in 2004 for a complete renovation (Chuck Royce of Greenwich saved it from being replaced with McMansions). One hundred and forty million dollars, five thousand salvaged artifacts, and almost six years later, it is open again.