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 27, 2022

Herb Ritts Took A Photo In Desert Hot Springs?!

I had never heard of that before. "David with Lampshade, Desert Hot Springs, 1989".

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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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June 11, 2022

Photos From The MSWD Groundbreaking

Yesterday was the groundbreaking ceremony for the new wastewater treatment facility for the Mission Springs Water District.
MSWD Wastewater Facility Groundbreaking (2265)

MSWD Wastewater Facility Groundbreaking (0765)

MSWD General Manager Arden Wallum (0772)
MSWD General Manager Arden Wallum

Mayor Scott Matas (0762)
Desert Hot Springs Mayor Scott Matas

Free Lens (0774)
If you're missing a 50mm Canon lens
, you left it sitting like this atop a loudspeaker.

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May 28, 2022

Getting My Legs Back

Palm Springs Vista (2253)
The view across Palm Springs from the popular lookout point on what might be called "Palm Hills Road,"
the road that climbs into the hills behind Vons Rimrock Plaza. Today is the first time I've been able to reach this point since my hip replacement surgery this past October. I'm sure I have not been able to hike to this point since at least 2019, maybe earlier than that. Even more satisfying than simply making it is that I caught up to three 20-something men who had a good head start on me, passed them and made it to the lookout point well ahead of them. Age and experience count for something.

Palm Springs Vista (2252)
The view from a lower spot on the trail
. You can see the silhouettes of the three young men I passed resting (they took 4 or 5 rest breaks on the climb) in the right half of the image, at the top of a rise. You might need a larger image to see them.

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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 9, 2022

More Slides

On The Ferry From Provincetown (3)
Sunning on the top deck of the Provincetown II ferry from P-town to Boston
, late 1980s.

"The Struggle of the Two Natures in Man" by George Grey Barnard
"The Struggle of the Two Natures in Man" by George Grey Barnard
at the Met, 1994, Kodachrome.

"Window" by Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright at the Met
, 1994, Kodachrome.

George Washington on the Washington Square Arch
On the Washington Arch in Washington Square, New York
. 1989, Kodachrome.

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May 6, 2022

Four Kodachromes From The 1990s

A Pair Of Sculptures At The Met
"Hiawatha" by Augustus Saint-Gaudens and "The Struggle of the Two Natures in Man" by George Grey Barnard
at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1994, Kodachrome.

Self with Bricks
Myself, posing with my bike and David K.'s bike
, 1992, Kodachrome.

Calder, National Gallery of Art (1)
A mobile by Alexander Calder at the National gallery of Art
, 1992, Kodachrome.

Veterans Cemetery (2)
A Veterans' cemetery
, but I don't know which one or where. 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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May 3, 2022

Four From The 80s

Cyclist On The Brooklyn Bridge (1)
On the Brooklyn Bridge, facing Manhattan
, 1985.

Runner On The Brooklyn Bridge (1)
Facing Brooklyn
, also 1985.

Lower Manhattan 1985

Frog Pond on Boston Common (6)
Frog Pond on Boston Common
, 1983, Agfachrome.

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May 2, 2022

Four Old Ones

Boston Public Garden (4)
Boston Public Garden
,1983, Agfachrome.

Boston Public Garden (3)
Boston Public Garden in winter
with a view of the ritz-Carlton and John Hancock Tower, 1982, Agfachrome.

Veterans War Memorial Tower on Mt Greylock (1)
Veterans War Memorial Tower on Mt Greylock
in western Massachusetts. Mt Greylock is the highest peak in Massachusetts with an elevation of 3,489 feet (1,063 meters). I had bicycled with friends to the top. 1991, Kodachrome.

Sculpture (1)
A sculpture I have not yet identified
, but the slide is from October 1992, a month when I visited Washington DC, so there's a good chance this was in a Smithsonian museum. Kodachrome.

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April 15, 2022

Three Cemetery Photos and A Rose

John Foster, Dec'd 1681
John Foster, deceased 1681
, Dorchester North Burying Ground (Boston). Kodachrome, 1992.

Smith Brothers - Westerly Burying Ground
Brothers Henry D. Smith (dec'd 1862, Bull Run) and James H. Smith (dec'd 1866)
. Westerly Burying Ground, West Roxbury (Boston). Kodachrome, 1991.

Ebenezer Warren & Deacon Edward Ruggles
Ebenezer Warren (dec'd 1756) and Deacon Edward Ruggles (dec'd 1765)
. Eliot Burying Ground, Roxbury (Boston). Kodachrome, 1991.

Pink Rose (1)
Pink rose with some kind of insect that might be a bee
. Kodachrome, 1992.

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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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April 7, 2022

IGLA Water Polo in Desert Hot Springs

The International Gay and Lesbian Aquatics Association (IGLA) is holding a competition in Palm Springs and Desert Hot Springs. Today and tomorrow it's water polo at the Furbee Aquatic Center. I walked over this morning and got a few photos. Here are four of them.

IGLA Water Polo at Desert Hot Springs (9483)

IGLA Water Polo at Desert Hot Springs (9458)

IGLA Water Polo at Desert Hot Springs (9454)

IGLA Water Polo at Desert Hot Springs (9481)

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April 2, 2022

Some More Kodachrome

All of these were shot on Kodachrome.

Top Deck of the Provincetown II Ferry
The top deck of the Provincetown II ferry
. This looks like the crowd from the Boston-Ptown bike ride returning to Boston. 1991.

Cathédrale Saint-Jacques, Montreal
Cathédrale Saint-Jacques in Montreal
in January 1992. If you go to visit Montreal for pleasure, don't do it in January. It makes January in Chicago seem like Florida in comparison.

Cyclist & Sculpture
David with his bicycle and a sculpture
in 1991. My first guess is that this is in the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts, but this sculpture does not now show up on their website, and I can't confirm it was there 30 years ago.

New England Town Green (1)
A New England town green
that has managed to make itself so iconic that I have no idea what town it really is. It can just stand in for any and all small New England towns

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