Saturday, August 6, 2016

Saturday in the park many moons ago

It was wonderful to go to Central Park on weekends when people interacted with one another. No smart phones, no social media or even cell phones. People participated and talked to one another. Today, everyone is either messaging someone far away or taking smart phone photos of every inane thing or event. Progress? Give me a break.


Friday, August 5, 2016

Enjoy the weekend


An old favorite

This photo got quite a few likes on Instagram so I like to share it here. The shot made from the Brooklyn Bridge features the Manhattan Bridge and the Empire State Building. It's an early digital shot made with a 300mm telephoto lens.


Thursday, August 4, 2016

It's about the food

The Italian American neighborhood feasts feature lots of food. Sausage and peppers, classic Italian American food is probably the most common feature followed by zeppole. You would think that these are the only foods of Italian cuisine. They are actually a far cry from what is eaten in Italy these days. As photo ops, the food stands are unbeatable.


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Happy anniversary

If I may, I want to be very personal in this post. It's our wedding anniversary and I want to celebrate it by celebrating the great city of Paris. A place that we love and holds special memories. After all it's the place we truly fell in love. Merci Paris. We shall return as often as we ca. But I also want to extend thank yous to my lovely wife, Marcy, for putting up with me for all these years. Unending love, Rocco.




love, Rocco.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Mattitick, Long Island




A pleasant summer afternoon in Mattituck on Long Island's north fork.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Archival shots

The Bully Hill winery was started by an heir to the Taylor wine family which after selling the business no one could use the name. The Bully Hill winery was an attempt at creating better tasting wines imitating the vinifera grape wines but using hybrid grapes able to withstand the harsh climates of the inger Lakes regioof New York state. This preceded the Long Island wineries boom whose wine makers were able to use vinifera  types due to  the unique micro climate on Long Island's forks.
These photos date from 1973 when we took a trip to this interesting region.



Sunday, July 31, 2016