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No Deliveries

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Northford, CT USA

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June 5, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Things that caught my eye

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A few things that caught my eye last weekend while walking around the Antique Boat Show in Tavares, FL.

Take a look —

Austin Healey 3000

Nothing like a Healey to stir the male nerve – a good looker for sure

Nice woodie

Nice Plymouth woodie on the grass

Grille view

Nice use of chrome


Whine  Wine


At least we think so —

The last one

The end

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March 31, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Some fun photos this weekend

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Sunnyland Antique Boat Show, Tavares, FL

62 Cool

Thayer IV

Slightly Sweet

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March 27, 2011 at 7:40 pm

Cape Cod Light – Highland Light

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Highland Light

Atlantic at Highland Light

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September 6, 2010 at 4:47 pm

Texture and Color

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This is an old tombstone in a cemetery just up the street from my daughters house in Greenwich, CT.  I thought it was an interesting memorial.  Seems people took an interest in memorializing their family “back in the day”.  Perhaps these days were too quick to crate and burn.  Oh,  I know, save the land for something more useful.  But still, memorials are to the person and LIFE.

Playing with texture and color in these two photos.  Adobe Elements and Topaz Adjust were the tools.

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August 30, 2010 at 6:55 pm

Jimmie’s of Savin Rock

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Stopped at Jimmie’s in the Savin Rock section of West Haven Connecticut when I up north in June.  Although the current restaurant has been up for several decades, it’s a stark change from the Hot Dog stand of the 50s and 60s with Ronnie screaming out “Split Two”!

Two split Roesslers hot dogs, fries, and cole slaw – went down easy the the cold brew.  I didn’t really remember the neon green relish but I guess they always served it.  It’s the hot relish at the Glenwood Drive-In I love!

Jimmie's of Savin Rock

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August 28, 2010 at 3:56 pm

So, Where are you from?

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Please tell me……………

Where are you from?

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July 16, 2010 at 8:26 pm


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Summer on the Lake

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July 13, 2010 at 6:25 pm

On the street where I lived ~ and ~ New Haven Pizza

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I grew up on Ridgewood Avenue in North Haven Connecticut which as you might guess is just north-east of New Haven.  It’s a great town with great people and plenty of activities for a new family or for folks who have lived there all their lives (the latter – generally the case).  My Dad bought our house on Ridgweood Ave for $35,000 in 1959.  The other day when I shot some pics on the street, the house is up for sale (contract pending) in the mid-upper $300,000s.  But I did notice that the place is looking a bit shabby.  It needs paint badly – probably some structural work behinds the scenes as well.

Traditional colonial, Federal Colonial, Dutch Colonial, and New England style ranch homes are what you’ll see mostly on this lovely street.

141 Ridgewood Ave

Maraldene from Ridgewood Ave

Across the street and just to the left is the entrance to MARALDENE – the estate of the late A. C. Gilbert.  Mr. Gilbert was famous for the delight on just about any kids face on Christmas morning when they opened the Erector Set the Santa left.  There was a 2002 TV movie about Gilbert, “The Man Who Saved Christmas” – Gilbert was played by Jason Alexander although Mr. Gilbert was himself a tall/impressive man.

Pond at the High Lane Club

This is the pond at the High Lane Club.  This is the scene of the fish homicide as told to K.S. Anthony over at his blog. The pond looks a bit scummy with a green algae layer – but it actually looked lovely when I shot this.  Perhaps it was nostalgia – lots of memories in this neighborhood.

New Haven style pizza —

Pepe’s at Worcester Square – New Haven, Connecticut

In New Haven pizza is called Apizza and pronounced “AH-beets”.  I guess it’s a slang term that came from the Italian-Americans of the area who pride themselves on their family recipes, delicious food, and huge portions.  The pizza is wonderful!  Frank Pepe established his store for Neapolitan style pizza, made from fresh tomato sauce and the freshest ingredients he could put on top.  The restaurant is located on Olive Street in the Worcester Square area of the city.  Local pizzerias have been featured on the Food Network and the Travel Channel.  Most nights there is a line out the door to get in – and this is usually the case for other New Haven pizzerias (The Modern, Sally’s, Tony and Lucille’s).

The Oven at Pepe’s

The ovens are coal-fired which bring the temperature close to 1000 degrees.  This bakes the pizza (and toppings) very quickly and lends a crispy bottom to the light dough and the pizza usually has charred edges.  The char really makes the taste.   If you are from New York City, Pepe’s would be comparable to Lombardi’s.

New Haven - Apizza!

Pepe’s is famous for their clam and garlic pizza – I had a small one – delish!!!!  And the only way to have this pizza is with beer.

If you ever find yourself in New Haven Connecticut – stop by Pepe’s on Olive Street – or also try the Modern Apizza on State Street – both use extremely hot ovens and both turn our famously wonderful and delicious pizza —

Hey – lets go get an Ah – beets!  (oh by the way — WordPress sucks! – it’s giving me nothing but trouble)

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July 9, 2010 at 7:34 pm

While in Connecticut

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As some of you know, the first part of our trip north was to Connecticut. My daughter and family live in Greenwich and my sister and friends live in the New Haven area.

I took a walk around Greenwich while there:

Greenwich, CT

When I was at Gen Re

When I was with GenRe my office was on the third floor center set of windows of this building on Arch St.

RL on Greenwich Ave

Ralph Lauren has an impressive space on Greenwich Avenue – and the window are dramatically decorated.

Greenwich Harbor

A view of Greenwich Harbor from Steamboat Road.

On Railroad Ave., Greenwich

These fine automobiles looked like jewels in a jewelry store window as I walked down Railroad Ave. This was across the street from the railroad station.

The Yale Bookstore - in the building which was once the Yale Co-op

Barns and Noble runs the Yale Bookstore. It’s located in the building that was once the Yale Co-op. As I wandered each floor on my visit, I could envision the layout from the Co-op days; especially the top floor which was clothing. I new exactly where the suits, shirts and ties were; Gant and Sero BD shirts stacked and on-sale; rep and Yale College crested silk ties. I could see the wall of Shetland and cable knit sweaters in beautiful colors and tones – by their look they were instantly recognizable as a “Co-op sweater”.

J Press - New Haven

J Press - New Haven

Walking into J. Press in New Haven brings back a lot of memories. When I visit there, I swoop from table to table and look through the cases along the wall of shirts; the opposite wall completely decorated with ties of impressive colors and designs. On this trip my daughter surprised me a bought me a couple of ties – I love green ties, so I picked out a blue/green rep and a blue green knit – my wife bought me a watch strap. Everything looked great –

The loot from this trip

Some of the loot I picked up during this trip. By the way, the red chinos on the left are from Murray’s Toggery Shop Outlet in Nantucket and the pair on the right are from LL Bean. The Nantucket Reds are very light – almost pink – and this will be a cause of concern especially on Friday’s at work – so I’ll pass on casual Friday with the Murray’s go with the LL Beans. Even the LL Beans will be a problem, but I think I can pull them off OK at work. My PM partner at the firm will have a field day with preppy remarks – but I can take it.
Blue chambray shirt, ribbon belt, and flip-flops from J. Crew. Blue embroidered shorts and madras belt from the Bass Shoe Outlet, ties and watch strap from J. Press.

Tomorrow I’ll post a bit more from Connecticut then move onto Cape Cod.

I’m tired, good night!

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July 8, 2010 at 8:40 pm