Tuesday, June 26, 2007

4:22pm - It's Terminal

This shot is of the incredibly grand clock that adorns the frontage of Grand Central Station. It wasn't until we got back to the hotel in the evening when I realised that I'd taken the shot at a rather inapproriate time if you just so happen to be snapping clocks for a past time! Looks like one of the hands has been broken off...

Monday, June 18, 2007


On the 6th June, I was informed that my old mate GSVJase was involved in a fatal motorcycle accident. I credit him as the very reason why I initially visited the US as it was him who got off his arse and ordered the plane tickets! We spent three great weeks in Florida and it was there where I caught the 'America bug'.

Even though we drifted apart over the last few years, I have never forgotten the hilarity and madness that we enjoyed over the course of our friendship. Jase, you were an inspiration and a great friend. Playing 'Streets Of Rage II' will never be the same (We caned that bloody game to within an inch of it's plastic-cased life!).

I attended the service this morning and was amazed at the sheer amount of people who joined me in celebrating his life.

My heart-felt sympathy goes out to Anne, Mike, Phil, Jo and the entire family.

You'll be missed mate...


Thursday, June 14, 2007

Happy Flag Day!

Flag Day (more formally, National Flag Day) is celebrated all over the US. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on this day by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777.

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.

In keeping with the main theme of this blog, the largest Flag Day parade is held annually in Troy, New York.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Eagle at East 42nd...

We both spotted this fella during a visit to Grand Central Station, located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, on 42nd Street and Park Avenue.

I somehow managed to get the unique 'bouquet' of flags into view, which involved wrapping myself around a lampost, and in doing so create a rather patriotic double whammy.

I was also impressed with the apparent and unintentional glow of the street sign. The sunlight caught this rather well in my opinion. My only slight annoyance was the building work going on in the background :(