We are Headed off tomorrow to see our family in Chicago. Yesterday, I was converting old videos and found this piece of nonsense which was shot in Chicago but has little to do with the great city or my family. It is a little surreal which is probably while I like it. Please let me know your thoughts and I will be back with more in about a week. Have a great Easter and Passover to everybody!
Even though we lived in Texas for three years, I had never been to a Rodeo before. So a couple of years ago when a Rodeo came to the Poconos I went with a couple of friends. I won’t go to another Rodeo ever. I like animals too much and dislike pompous jingoistic assholes. Watch the video and let me know if you agree.
I was listening to some Quicksilver Messenger Service the other day and thought of this picture. One of the first photojournalistic images I ever took. It was taken at Music Festival at Pitt Stadium in 1973 called the One World Festival of Music. Quicksilver was sitting in the stands listening to Billy Preston when I grabbed this picture of Dino Valenti stealing a kiss. You can buy a print of this image by clicking here or wait for my new book, “Just a Kiss”.
Before visiting Holland I had seen a few Castles in France and Belgium but was always disappointed that they didn’t have moats. Any movie I ever saw that had a castle had a moat. I don’t know if this qualifies as a Castle. In Holland Castles and Palaces are called Slot. This is Slot Zuylen outside of Utrecht and it does have a moat! You can see other images from my Europe Gallery and buy prints by clicking here.
It is worth it to go to The Netherlands if the only thing you do is visit the Keukenhof. The park is 32 hectares wide and has 15 kilometres of footpaths so you can’t see it all in a day. There are wonderful Inns and hotels nearby if you wish to extend your stay. If you like Tulips go in the early spring but each season offers amazing garden views and activities for young and old. This image was taken in the rain during April and you can purchase a print and see others on my commercial gallery by clicking here.
The Keukenhof is one of the most famous and amazing gardens in the world located in Holland a short train ride from Amsterdam. The formal gardens are so large you may not ever make it to the Windmill and maze that are on the far outskirts of the garden. If you do you will be rewarded with seeing fields of bulbs, not being grown for the formal garden but rather for export all over the world. You can see other images form Holland or buy a print of this one by clicking here.
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This week I have been posting images from Holland. Hinda and I visited Amsterdam in April 2001 and we both can’t wait to go back. Next time we will go in May when it is a little warmer and the tulips are in bloom. This is a view of one of the many canals. You can see more images or buy a print of this one at my commercial gallery.
Den Waag is a building that looks like an old castle in the center of Amsterdam. It is a large fifteenth century building with several turrets and was once part of one of Amsterdam’s fortified gates. Later it was turned into a weigh house for weighing products prior to shipment. It fell into disrepair but was restored in the mid twentieth century and is now a very good restaurant and bar. This is a picture of the interior and a print may be purchased at my commercial gallery.
A lot of people visit Amsterdam for the adult attractions. In between Coffee Houses and The Red Light district they take a break to see a little of the city but not many venture outside except maybe to visit a garden or two. However if you rent a car you can see all sorts of beautiful country, winding canals and old castles near the city of Utrecht. This is one of those country side canals with a palace in the background.. You can purchase a print and see others at my commercial gallery.