Back to Chicago

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!

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Rodeo Daze

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.

Quicksilver–Caught in the Act

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”.

Caught in the Act

Caught in the Act

Castle and Moat

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.

Castle and Moat

Spring at the Keukenhoff

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.

April at the Keukenhof

April at the Keukenhof

Amsterdam 2001

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.

Amsterdam Canal

Every Window Tells a Story Don’t it?

Each window is a little different. Some are closed and private. Some offer reflections and one you can see straight through. The building reminded me of the old Rod Stewart song. You can buy a print of this one and see others on my commercial gallery by clicking here.

Amsterdam Windows

Amsterdam Windows

Life’s A Beach

Here I sit on my mountain perch in Eastern Pennsylvania waiting for the snow that destroyed Chicago yesterday and is now dumping on Pittsburgh. Most of it will head south but we will still get some more tonight. Ugh! Every day it snows I will post pictures like this. This is Ka’anapali Beach in Maui County in the State of Hawaii. All Hawaiian beaches are great but this one is special to me and also the site of our Westin condo. You can buy a print of this one and see others at my Hawaiian Gallery by clicking here.

Ka'anapai Beach

Ka’anapai Beach

Old Montréal

When we first traveled to Québec we bypassed Montréal because we thought all of the good old French culture would be in Québec city. The old city of Québec was not disappointing and we enjoyed our time their immensely except when we got attacked by killer black flies at the waterfalls. Then we went to Montréal to see the Jazz festival. We found out that we loved Montréal. It has the old city, history and architecture but it is also an upscale modern French city with trendy restaurants, beautiful gardens and an edge to it that we really liked. The Paris of Canada. This shot was taken in the old city and you can buy a print or see others at my commercial gallery.

Place De Armes Montreal

Place De Armes Montreal

Lahaina Ship Wreck

While having lunch in Lahaina we saw this shipwreck in the harbor. I couldn’t help but wonder how long it had been there, probably since the last major storm. However as I took this picture I couldn’t help but think back to Lahaina’s history when the old sea town was frequented by Whalers and Pirates instead of tourists. You can buy a print of this on my commercial gallery by clicking here.

Lahaina Ship Wreck

Lahaina Ship Wreck