November 13, 2022

Photos From Old Negatives

I've recently been scanning some old negatives (not slides). Here are a few of them.

Sal & Me (1)
Sal and me on the Cape Cod National Seashore near Provincetown
. Kodak TMax 400 film, late 1980s.

Arnold Arboretum (1)
A tree in Arnold Arboretum
in Jamaica Plain (Boston) 1980s. TMax 400 film.

Diamond Head Lighthouse (1)
Diamond Head Lighthouse on Oahu, November 1986
. Kodak Gold 100 film.

Wrestler (8)
Apparently I went to a college wrestling meet in Boston and shot TMax 3200 film
, but I don't recall doing this.

Washing My Bike (1)
This is how I would clean snow, sand and salt off my Diamond Back
while I lived in Boston. TMax 3200 film.

Grave of Howard Hughes
The grave of Howard Hughes in Houston
, November 1989. Tri-X film.

Boston Panorama (1)
A panorama of the Boston skyline shot from a hill in Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge
. That's Harvard stadium in the center of the photo (in Allston). Sometime in 1989, Fujifilm.

Nine Black Cubes In A Cemetery (3)
Modern headstones in Glenwood Cemetery in Houston, 1989
. Tri-X film.

Williams Tower - Waterwall Park
Williams Tower in Houston shot from Waterwall Park in 1989
. Tri-X film.

Roosevelt Cottage - Campobello Island (4)
Roosevelt Cottage on Campobello Island in New Brunswick, 1989
. Fujifilm.

West Quoddy Head Light (5)
West Quoddy Head Light in Maine, 1989
. Fuifilm.

Flower (94)
Fujifilm in 1989

Stegosaurus - Alexander Calder (5)
Stegosaurus by Alexander Calder in Hartford, Connecticut, 1990
. Kodak Gold 200 film.

Washington County Courthouse - Brenham, Texas
Washington County Courthouse in Brenham, Texas, 1989
. Tri-X film.

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October 22, 2022

Boston Rain

Shot in autumn 2019, just before the pandemic. It starts on Beacon Hill. The video, that is, not the pandemic.

(Here's NYC.)

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July 26, 2022

6th Street Viaduct

There was a block party on the new 6th Street Viaduct in Los Angeles on July 9 and I went to it. It was open only from the Boyle Heights (eastern) end, and it only went to the edge of the L.A. River where a performance platform was set up for bands. There were about three more arches past that point that we couldn't get to. I took a lot of photos and the complete set is here. Some samples:
6th Street Viaduct Opening Day (2282)

6th Street Viaduct Opening Day (1456)

6th Street Viaduct Opening Day (5768)
The spiral ramp that will provide access to the park to be constructed under the bridge, east of the L.A. River

6th Street Viaduct Opening Day (5789)

6th Street Viaduct Opening Day (5807)

6th Street Viaduct Opening Day (6968)

6th Street Viaduct Opening Day (7016)

6th Street Viaduct Opening Day (7089)

6th Street Viaduct Opening Day (7778)

6th Street Viaduct Opening Day (7)
Besides the ramp, there will be stairways, but none are open yet

6th Street Viaduct Opening Day (13)
The neighborhood the bridge passes above

6th Street Viaduct Opening Day (25)

6th Street Viaduct Opening Day (36)

6th Street Viaduct Opening Day (7919)

6th Street Viaduct Opening Day (41)

6th Street Viaduct Opening Day (58)

6th Street Viaduct Opening Day (8413)

6th Street Viaduct Opening Day (5822)

6th Street Viaduct Opening Day (8525)
When I walked off the bridge I was surprised to see a lot of locals walking down the onramp to northbound 101
. I followed them and it turns out they all knew where the best spot was to get a sunset view of the bridge and downtown skyline.

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July 17, 2022

More Slides

Chrysler Building (2)
Grand Hyatt hotel and Chrysler Building
, 1982.

Lampposts at Dawn (1)

Orient Point Shellfish Co., Inc.
Orient Point Shellfish Co., Inc. in Manhattan (not Orient Point)
, 1985.

Atrium Ceiling - Tip O'Neill Building, Boston
The atrium in the Tip O'Neill building where I worked in Boston
. It had a high-rise side and a low-rise. The low-rise was five floors. Atop the fifth floor is this glass roof over the lobby for the building. The elevator lobbies had balconies where you could look out across the lobby. To shoot this in 1986 I stood on the fifth floor elevator lobby balcony.

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July 10, 2022

Four More From The Mid-80s

Gamage (1)
I can't identify this cemetery
, but it looks like it should be in the Boston area. Photo taken in 1985.

MGH - Resident Physician's House (1)
The resident Physician's House at Mass General Hospital
, 1985. I stood on Cambridge Street to take this photo, but now there is a new building blocking the view.

Lights of the Boston Public Library (1)
The light fixture is on the Boston Public Library
. In the background are the two Hancocks and Copley Plaza hotel. Agfachrome, 1983.

Christian Science Center (9)
Christian Science Church in Boston
, 1985.

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July 2, 2022

Four Architecture Shots On Slide Film

Construction of Copley Place (1)
Construction of Copley Place in Boston
, 1983, Agfachrome. The dome in the foreground is the backside of the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade.

Ornate Detail (1)
In Chicago, 1984.
I can't identify the building, but I'm sure someone else can.

World Trade Center, North Tower - 1985
The north tower of the World Trade Center
, 1985. This was my one trip to the top of the WTC. The roof deck was closed that day.

Citigroup Center (1)
Citigroup Center in NYC
, 1983.

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June 29, 2022

Four From The 1980s

Snow on the Charles River (1)
Snow on the Charles River
, Agfachrome, 1985.

The Met Cloisters (1)
The Cloisters
, 1986. I don't even remember visiting the Cloisters or how I happened to be there, but no denying the photographic evidence.

Bush Lily (1147)

Canoe & Guitar
, Polaroid Polapan instant slide film. Late 1980s, but I don't recognize the location.

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June 28, 2022

Million Dollar Theatre

LA World Naked Bike Ride in front of Million Dollar Theatre
A good shot of the Million Dollar Theatre while the Los Angeles World Naked Bike Ride was passing by
. Photo by westwood1727.

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June 24, 2022

Old Stuff In Slides

Greg in Washington (1)
Greg in Washington DC
, Kodachrome, possibly 2001.

Atlas & St. Patrick's
St. Patrick's Cathedral and Atlas
, Agfachrome, 1983.

Two Wall Street (1)
Two Wall Street
, 1985.

Myself at Tanglewood
Myself at Tanglewood
, late 1980s.

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June 16, 2022

A Variety

Atlas, Rockefeller Center (1)
Rockefeller Center
, Agfachrome, 1983. This one had taken on a bit of a magenta cast and the easiest way to get rid of that was just to make it black & white.

One Financial Center & Shadow of Federal Reserve (0786)
One Financial Center in Boston with the shadow of the Federal Reserve Bank falling on it
, 1983.

Boston Pride, 2001 (2)
At gay pride in Boston
, 2001, Kodachrome.

Wrigley Building (3)
Wrigley Building
, 1984.

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May 25, 2022

Times Square & Silver Lake

Times Square 1996 (3)
Times Square
, 1996, Ektachrome.

Jacaranda Blooming Time Again! (0536)
Jacaranda in Silver Lake

Plumbago auriculata (0538)
Plumbago, also in Silver lake

Eric Lloyd Wright - 2371 Cove Avenue (0539)
A home in Silver Lake designed by Eric Lloyd Wright, grandson of Frank Lloyd Wright

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May 22, 2022

Neutra Homes In Silver Lake

A week ago I headed into Silver Lake for a tour of homes designed by Richard Neutra. It was part of Modernism Week which seems to take place three times a year now. This tour started at the Neutra VDL Studio and Residences at 2300 Silver Lake Boulevard. This was Neutra's home and office. There are nine homes designed by Neutra in the immediate neighborhood. The tour started with the interior of the Neutra VDL Studio, followed by a walk-by of the other homes, concluding with an interior tour of Reunion House at 2440 Earl Street, which the Neutra Institute took possession of just this past February. The complete set of photos is here. These are some samples:
Neutra VDL Studio and Residences (9933)
Neutra VDL Studio and Residences

Neutra VDL Studio and Residences (9948)
Neutra's remains are interred in the courtyard of the house

Neutra VDL Studio and Residences (9956)
The courtyard

Neutra VDL Studio and Residences (9962)

Neutra VDL Studio and Residences (9997)
They let us climb these apparently insubstantial stairs to the penthouse

Neutra VDL Studio and Residences (0106)
Balcony overlooking the courtyard

Neutra VDL Studio and Residences (0121)

Neutra VDL Studio and Residences (0141)
View from the penthouse

Sokol House - Neutra (0362)
The gate to the Sokol House at 2242 Silver Lake Boulevard

Inadomi, Kambara and Yew Houses - Neutra (2241)
L to R: the Inadomi, Kambara and Yew Houses
on Silver Lake Boulevard.

Inadomi and Kambara Houses - Neutra (0208)
The entrance area for the Inadomi and Kambara houses

Yew House - Neutra (0217)
Yew House
at 2226 Silver Lake Boulevard.

Ohara House - Neutra (0227)
Ohara House
at 2210 Neutra Place.

Reunion House - Neutra (0347)
Reunion House
at 2440 Earl Street.

Reunion House - Neutra (0280)
Reunion House

Reunion House - Neutra (0325)
Reunion House

Reunion House - Neutra (0331)
Reunion House

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May 11, 2022

Various Slides

Le Vendome, Quebec
In Quebec
, 1994, Kodachrome.

Self, Half Buried
Don't know which beach
, undated E6 slide.

Saguaros (11)
Saguaros near Tucson
, 1988, Kodachrome.

"Peace Through Chemistry Bronze" - Lichtenstein
"Peace Through Chemistry Bronze" by Roy Lichtenstein
at the National Gallery of Art, 1992, Kodachrome.

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May 4, 2022

Four Slides For You

Old Bennington Cemetery, Vermont (2)
Old Bennington Cemetery in Bennington, Vermont
, 1991, Kodachrome.

Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve (1)
Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve in Sonoma County
, 1992, Kodachrome.

Proctor Building, Boston (1)
The Proctor Building in Boston
, 1983, Ektachrome. From a report by the Boston Landmarks Commission:

The Proctor Building is a small-scale, flat-roofed three-story commercial building dating from 1897, faced with yellow terra cotta molded in high relief sculptural forms inspired by Spanish Renaissance architecture. The overall design is unusually bold and elaborate for a commercial structure and is intact and in excellent condition above the first story. The building covers the entire 998 square foot parcel, a roughly triangular-shaped lot which measures 62 feet along Bedford Street, 29 feet along Kingston and 55 feet along the northeast party wall.

Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré (1)
The Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré near Quebec City
, 1994, Kodachrome. Wikipedia page for this basilica.

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April 12, 2022

Four From Nineteen-Ninety-Four

Condom Vest
A man seen wearing a condom vest in NYC when I was there for the Gay Games in 1994
; Kodachrome.

Atrium (1)
Manhattan Mall (formerly Gimbels) in 1994
; Kodachrome.

Le Château Frontenac - Quebec (3)
Le Château Frontenac in Quebec
; Kodachrome, 1994.

Charles River Frozen (1)
The Charles River under ice
; Kodachrome, 1994.

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March 17, 2022

Four More On Ilford XP2 Super 400

These were shot with Ilford XP2 Super 400 film in January or February 2022.

New Gas Lines Under West Drive
Putting new gas lines under West Drive

The Church of St Paul in The Desert (1)
The Church of St Paul in The Desert in Palm Springs

DHS High School & Mt San Gorgonio
Mt San Gorgonio and DHS High School

Dollar General (49)
Dollar General sign

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March 16, 2022

Four On Ilford XP2 Super 400 Film

These were shot with Ilford XP2 Super 400 film in January 2022.

The Plaza Theater (1)
The Plaza Theater sign in Palm Springs

768 N. Palm Canyon Drive (2)
768 N. Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs

Cathedral City Civic Center (1)
Cathedral City Civic Center

Forever Marilyn (6)
"Forever Marilyn" on Museum Way

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March 15, 2022

Four E6 Slides

Transamerica Pyramid (3)
Transamerica Pyramid, 1985

Dead River (7)
The Dead River in Maine, 1986

Kids in the Frog Pond (1)
In the Frog Pond on Boston Common
. Agfachrome, 1983.

Louis Sullivan Exhibit, Art Institute of Chicago (3)
Louis Sullivan Exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago, 1987

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March 14, 2022

Again, Four More Slides

Doorway (1)
1986, but I don't recognize the location

Green Leaf
Kodachrome, 1987

Travelers Insurance - Hartford (1)
Traveler's Insurance in Hartford
, 1990. The artwork is on the grounds of a museum.

Custom House Tower (7)
Quincy Market and Custom House Tower in Boston
. Agfachrome, 1983.

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March 13, 2022

Four From The Mid-80s

Federal Reserve - Boston
The Federal Reserve Bank building in Boston
, 1986.

Charles Engelhard Court (3)
The Charles Engelhard Court in the New York Metropolitan museum of Art
, 1986.

Coit Tower (1)
Coit Tower
, 1985.

Transamerica Pyramid (1)
Transamerica Pyramid and a cable car
, 1985.

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