Category Archives: Curiosities

America’s Cup 2017 – How The Wealthy Play

Coinciding with our vacation to Bermuda last week, was the America’s Cup Yacht Preliminaries. Although all the 50′ catamarans  are essencially the same, teams have virtually unlimited options as to trimming and power usage, including navigating savvy, and human endurance.  For example, … Continue reading

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Buffalo, Paris, and Chimney Pots.

Twenty four years ago I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express on Chippewa and Main in Buffalo, NY,  and was intrigued by the adjoining roof top of an early 20th century two-story building, rimmed with tens of classic chimney pots.  Years … Continue reading

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The Good, The Bad and the Frightened! FOXTROT TANGLE?

This week saw my neighbor’s fenced-in yard as a snowy overnight sanctuary for a small herd of deer.   But was it the nearby Gray Squirrel who REALLY felt threatened? You can’t make this stuff up, folks. In time frame, this is exactly … Continue reading

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Shooting Venus – March 11, 2017

Venus is currently a crescent phase, as it swings quickly along its orbit between Earth and the sun.  Venus has been shinning brightly for the last few months after sunset, but is quickly approaching what is called Inferior Conjunction, as it passes roughly … Continue reading

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Awesome Hyperbolic Paraboloid on W. 57th – Open Soon in NYC

  Looking down W. 57th St. at twilight this week, four of the newest buildings including the second tallest in the city, dominate the view. But, look at the closest on the left…. Designed by Danish Architect Bjark Inges, this spectacular residential building … Continue reading

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1920 Ford Model T Touring Car – Grandpa’s First?

  ABOVE: My grandfather was the photographer, likely in the fall of 1921 near Suffern, New York, as he took his family out for a Sunday drive. That morning started closer to home in Guttenberg, NJ, as seen in the lower picture. … Continue reading

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1958 Thunderbird – This Guy’s First Car

Seventeen came with the privilege to drive –  a legal license for  liberation, freedom, wondrous opportunities to explore with friends or a date, and a major lifestyle advantage. But it would take 20 months before I would actually buy my very own car, … Continue reading

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