Monday, December 30, 2013

Did New York Steal Philly's Love?

Did New York City steal Philadelphia's "Love" sign? I associate this sign with Philly. Not sure why but I saw it there first so I was surprised to see the "Love" sign on 6th Avenue. Oh well, New York steals from lots of places and we could all use more love.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Santa Skating in New York City

Santa decided to take a break from Christmas activities to join New Yorkers skating in Times Square. Nice of Santa to stop by. The picture looked like a painting so I finished the job with Photoshop.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

What kids want at Christmas

Note to Santa on my Mom's Christmas Tree. Hope everyone got what they wanted. My Mon's tree should be placed in the Christmas Tree Hall of Fame. She has it going on.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

San Jose Christmas

Shooting right into the sun so not a great time of day for this shot but it looks a little like a Christmas card, so I will go with it. Next year, have to get to San Jose and stay overnight. Looks like a fun area to shoot Christmas shots.

Monday, December 23, 2013

San Jose Christmas Display

Timing is everything and unfortunately mine was not good as I had to visit the San Jose Christmas tree display during the daytime. It must be wonderful to see at night. The flip side is that it is much warmer during the day.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas Time In Gotham

Like most big cities, New York gets its Christmas on near the holidays. Of course, it is New York, so it has to be big....

Friday, December 20, 2013

West Side Story

Whenever I see these types of buildings in New York or wherever I happen to be, I always think of those ads for West Side Story, although I think I was actually on the East Side when I took this shot.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Strip District and Convention Center

If you are going to have a Convention Center, you might as well have a Strip District nearby. As far as I can tell from Wikipedia, there has never been any stripping on the small strip of land called the Strip District in Pittsburg. Taken during a spring trip to Pittsburg.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

First Snowman

The snow was a little weak but just sticky enough to make a snowman. William wanted to knock it down more than help, but we got it done.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Let it Snow

Beautiful snow fall today and during the night last night. Surprising, as I didn't think it was supposed to snow. Got the dog to go out for a walk in the woods. She is always good for a walk no matter the weather.

Friday, December 13, 2013

It's so cold the stairs are crying

Even the stairs can't take the cold anymore. Looked like they were crying on my way in to the Nuveen building yesterday. The forecast is for a slight warming so hopefully, we catch a break over the weekend.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Columbus Dispatch at Night

View of the Columbus Dispatch sign in the early evening.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Boston Beautiful

Great view of the Boston area from the Copley Center Marriott Hotel. Good morning Boston.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Colors of Fremont Street

The colors of Fremont Street show well, asking you to come and lose some money, while having fun doing it.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Colorful Guitars

Saw these colorful kids guitars at a music store. Almost looks like fruit with strings.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

LA Century

See this view a lot in my travels. Occasionally get stay here. Right next to the Fox Studios but haven't spied any celebrities yet. Just former muni bond managers.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Boston Christmas Ideas anyone?

Nothing says Christmas like Leather. From a recent fall trip to Beantown.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Nelson at last

I was thinking of posting this shot anyway over the past couple of days and now with Nelson Mandela's passing today, I thought it was appropriate. Strange walking past the South African embassy last month and seeing this statue behind a chain linked fence as they do repairs to the nearby sidewalk.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Getting your pigeons all in a row

Sitting at a light and see all these pigeons lined up waiting for the lights to change. Thought it looked like a painting. So, turned it into one.