I am inexplicably drawn to waterfalls as moths are to a flame. With a 260 feet (79 meters) drop split between two bellowing cascades, Kaaterskill Falls is one of the Eastern US' tallest waterfalls. Thomas Cole first visited Kaaterskill Falls in 1825 and the waterfall susequently became a favorite setting for painters of the Hudson… Continue reading Beyond the Falls
Inuksuit, inuksuk in the singular, dot the Arctic tundras. Varying in shape and size, they are deeply rooted in Inuit culture. Their attributed uses include as points of references for navigation, as marker for travel routes, fishing places, camps, hunting grounds, and places of veneration, and as drift fences used in hunting or to assist… Continue reading Stone Expressions
From afar it is reminiscent of little house on the pairie - an innocent structure sitting alone in a vast green field on a hilltop. Barely see through, yet undeniably comprised of solid parts, it seems to cut through the temporal fluidity of time and space. Existing another as if on another plane, within sigh… Continue reading Translucence
There's always something ephemerally beautiful about grand staircases. At once inviting and imposing, they loom large over foyers and hint at the riches and luminaries to be found just around the corner, sheltered from view, upstairs. Standing in front of the nautical themed grand entrance staircase of George Eastman's former home in Rochester with its… Continue reading Grand staircase
If at first you don't succeed, Try, try, again. Or so the old adage goes. It was a battle of will between man and nature on the third day of the Adirondack Balloon Festival this past Saturday. Once, Twice, Thrice, and more, onlookers waited with bated breath as hot air balloon pilots fought against the… Continue reading Up Goes the Balloon
Albany, the capital of New York State, holds the duel distinction of being the longest continuously chartered city in the United States and the oldest Dutch settlement in America. At the heart of this historic city is Washington Park, often mistaken for being designed by Frederick Law Olmsted as it displays many of the same… Continue reading Standing Tall among Tulips
Spring water rushes 90ft (27m) down the spectacular Cohoes Falls. Spanning around 1,000ft (300m) across, it's width is second only to Niagara's Horseshoe Falls. Patches of green herald the first signs of springtime, though the trees have yet to shake off their barren winter solitude.