I went to the Mermaid Parade today, more pictures to come — click on the picture for more!
Archive for June, 2005
When asked about the proposed amendment to ban desecration of the American flag, George Bush was quoted as saying, "I’ll sign it."
(Got that elsewhere, the picture and the line.)
I’ve always been facinated with the discovery of Weeksville. It was a 19th century African American community that was ‘rediscovered’ in 1968, when 4 remaining buildings were discovered from the air.
I think it would be a great place to take pictures, to think that it was left there over the years and just about forgotten about, and is now a piece of history, preserved.
I should see which trains go there — would make a nice day trip.
Got a shot of the Cyclone in Coney Island before going home last night.
I remember when I was a docent at the NY Aquarium, as long as you had your tshirt on, you could get on for free. The rumor was that the Cyclone was built on Aquarium property (I could check propertyshark if I were so inclined) and you could get on for free. Of course, the Aquarium came decades AFTER the Cyclone. I suspect it was just good will on the part of the owners and workers, who were always very nice to us.
My daughter was wondering when she’d be old enough to go — maybe this year we’ll measure her up to the little sign on the side and she can go on with Daddy. A family tradition in the making.