Posts published in December, 2010

Chamonix by Night

Posted on December 30, 2010 at 6:46 pm

Chamonix by Night

Happy New Year folks! I'm on vacation in France for a couple of weeks, visiting my people. If you are wondering what my homeland looks like in the cold of winter, read on and stay tuned for a few more posts next week. Let's start with pictures of Chamonix by night. Chamonix is a commune in Narnia the Haute-Savoie département in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It was the site of the 1924 Winter Olympics, the first Winter Olympics; ... Continue Reading

Santa Speedo Sprint 2010

Posted on December 13, 2010 at 11:26 am

Santa Speedo Sprint 2010

This year's Santa Speedo Sprint 2010 in Albany, NY was a lot of fun. This nationwide event, started in Boston in 2000 by five intrepid men, is held every winter to raise money for charities. The Albany Santa Speedo Sprint is organized locally by the great folks at The Albany Society for the Advancement of Philanthropy. ASAP (photo above) is a non-profit “with the express purpose of encouraging others to do well by their fellow man. [...] It was started ... Continue Reading

Unicycle Race in Schenectady’s Central Park

Posted on December 7, 2010 at 12:20 am

Unicycle Race in Schenectady’s Central Park

I have a soft spot for unicycles. I remember my first job offer back in 2001, a position in a promising new IT company in Clifton Park. I couldn't pass on a business that advocated keeping carpal-tunnel at bay by way of yo-yo, juggling, and unicycles, could I? It turned out I have no balance, I left these acrobatics to more adventurous coworkers and practiced dodging pins and pedals diligently. Until 2004 and Rule 2, that is. “Rule 2: no ... Continue Reading

Saratoga Victorian Streetwalk 2010

Posted on December 5, 2010 at 4:13 pm

Saratoga Victorian Streetwalk 2010

Thursday marked the 24th annual Victorian Streetwalk downtown Saratoga Springs, NY. I was in town to support my friend Zoë Lobdell for her first photo show and decided to hit the main avenue a little later. It was packed. Broadway was blocked from 6 to 10 p.m. and thousands of people had gathered despite the frigid cold. If you are not familiar with this American tradition, imagine an old-fashioned street party in celebration of the holiday season. Add people in ... Continue Reading

“Parade of Demons” at 182 River St.

Posted on December 1, 2010 at 2:16 am

“Parade of Demons” at 182 River St.

Found animal bones, recycled fur, air-dry clay, glue, watercolor... That's not what's for dinner, but the curious ingredients involved in Jennifer Farina's work. I checked her adorably creepy pieces back in October at “Parade of Demons”, a show on display 182 River St., Troy, NY. With a title and theme drawn from popular Japanese folklore (The Night Procession of a Hundred Demons) the exhibition included five American artists using a variety of mediums to create otherworldly creatures that entertain, frighten, ... Continue Reading