I was flattered with a comment from a former classmate who said, "Alan please up-date your blog with gorgeous photos on a regular basis......." Thank you, Joni, for that nice comment.
I was fortunate to have spent the last few days in New York City with my brother. The two of us both photo bugs and attended "The Flash Bus Tour" with noted photographers Joe McNally and David Hobby. Great program by two of the best in the business. I'll probably write more on that later.
After Thursday evening, all day Friday and Saturday morning, Jon and I wandered the streets of Manhattan looking for things that caught our eyes. I owe a debt of gratitude to Jon for having the New York Public Library on his list of places he wanted to visit. What an amazing place to spend some time. Had we had a few more days, I would probably still be in there shooting. The folks there are very friendly and helpful. The library even has it's own uniformed police force, a gentlemanly group, who were very friendly, all the while maintaining a vigil over those who were there. An amazing amount of traffic passes through the front doors every day as people wander through the gigantic building looking at the many books and other artifacts they have there. While it's a real throwback to the "days of old", the NYPL is not lost on new technology, boasting several rooms loaded with computers for folks to research the net. One room that we visited probably had about 300 computers, nearly every one in use. While I have an ever expanding "bucket list" of places I want to visit, the NYPL is definitely on my list of places to visit again.
So, for a short post, here are couple of pix from the library, on the red line, and also one that I shot Saturday morning from Liberty Island State Park, New Jersey.