Posts published in December, 2011

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra at the Times Union Center

Posted on December 31, 2011 at 12:18 am

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra at the Times Union Center

'Tis the Night after Christmas, hair flying, flames erupting, power-chords screaming, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra must be back in town. I'm not a progressive-rock fan but I'm a sucker for a good light show. When my friend R. mentioned she had two seats in a suite at the TU Center, I seized the opportunity to witness the visual debauchery that is TSO. Two hours and fifteen minutes later, I had filled my camera with 200 frames and heard the word “Christmas” ... Continue Reading

Vintage Postcards: Part 1 – Happy New Year

Posted on December 21, 2011 at 1:13 am

Vintage Postcards: Part 1 – Happy New Year

Joyeux Noël et Bonne année! I enjoyed my trip to France last winter but I'm staying in the U.S. of A for the holidays this year, comforted by a sizable amount of imports from French Feast. When I visited my mother last December, she showed me a large collection of French vintage postcards she had come into possession. If you are familiar with my interest in old buildings, you won't be surprised that I decided to preserve these memories of ... Continue Reading

Troy Victorian Stroll 2011

Posted on December 4, 2011 at 9:25 pm

Troy Victorian Stroll 2011

Today marked the 29th annual Troy Victorian Stroll downtown Troy, NY. Since I took photographs of the Saratoga Victorian Streetwalk in 2010 and I had not been to the Victorian Stroll since 2006, it seemed only fair I give a little love to the Collar City on this beautiful day. The historic streets of Troy were packed once again for this annual holiday tradition and I have no doubt you will find hundreds of photos online come tomorrow, featuring bedazzled ... Continue Reading