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OMG


"Alstublieft! Please! One of those, one of those...And cappuccino!"

TGIF Good night, America (hope you wake up sane)

Good morning Europe and East!
Welcome to the weekend. Enjoy!

I just happened to find this image hiding on the desktop. Mmm! Seeing many food posts. Perfect. One more: Have a pastry or two!

More images in my collection of photographs of Amsterdam and Vicinity

#cappuccino #pastry #amsterdam #pastries #food #patisserie #fundiet #myphoto #gplusrefugee #Netherlands
 
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Niagara Falls in Blue


Someone mentioned #water just as I have this on my screen, tweaking this ancient film image of the Falls.
(The grain is a byproduct of "film", which has now been scanned.)

I even have a suggested sound-track for the theme, or at least this image: The Water Song

#niagarafalls #filmphotography #myphoto #waterfall #nightphotography #gplusrefugee #blue
 
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Olmsted Point at Dusk

Short version: A stunning view of the Yosemite Valley, this vantage point was named for landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted (Jr.), who successfully fought to preserve Yosemite valley and the Mariposa Grove, soon to become a first part of the National Parks system. His father, (Sr.) also preserved a natural oasis for generations of urban dwellers in New York, designing Central Park.

Meanwhile, at the end of last summer (2018) I was putting together my last Google+ collection (Yosemite and the High Sierra), when suddenly I needed to change gears and preserve what I could, as well. We learned our existence was proclaimed over, by Google. :(

So I'm slowly constructing/re-constructing the best of what I'd posted, on my own page, at http://www.fenichel.com/yosemite.shtml
Here's what I've got so far, more to come over time, including a large sampling of images from Bodie, the other ghost town...

#yosemite #olmsted #california #landscape #myphoto #myphotos #mywork #gplusrefugee #fujifilm #sky #granite #highsierra
 
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Sandhill Crane on Nest


On the nest, on the marsh, on a sunny spring day.

More bird images nesting in my home online rookery at: http://www.fenichel.com/birds

#birds #nest #fujifilm #sandhillcrane #nature #florida #myphoto #waterbirdwednesday #circlebbar #gplusrefugee #x-t2
 
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School's out, and 'the coast is clear'...


So... young men and women will do what they do! Unless their parents see this! So... "from an undisclosed location..."

#myphoto #havana #habana #streetphotography #blackandwhite #acros #fujifilm #gplusrefugee #cuba #habana #kuba
 
... As the sun sets over Myakka River

Limpkins at Dusk


Sorry about the wind noise (as it comes up near sunset). You can still hear how vocal these birds are.

More photography of limpkins (by day): http://www.fenichel.com/birds/limpkin.shtml
Bird collection on Flickr and @ http://www.fenichel.com/birds

#birds #limpkin #waterbird #waterbirdwednesday #Myakka #fujifilm #Florida #nature #myvideo #myphotos #gplusrefugee

YouTube: Limpkins at Dusk (Michael Fenichel)

 
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Rock and Roll History - Quiz # 5


A change from guitars, but equally legendary in rock & roll history.
On display this summer (2019) at #NYC 's #MetMuseum exhibit: #Playitloud !

Whose gear is this, and what is it? What band famously took this sound into mainstream rock music? With what song?
(There are hints in the photo.)

#musicalinstruments #playitloud #music #musique #musica #myphoto #rocktrivia #gplusrefugee #rockhistory #musika
 
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Classic Rock Music Instruments- Quiz # 3
The Twang Machine

Easy one, right? Whose 'axe' is this? (Translation: Who played this unusual guitar?)

#rockandroll #rockhistory #playitloud #guitars #rocklegend #guitar #twangmachine #myphoto #gplusrefugee #metmuseum
 
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Medium and Message (Times Square, NYC)


Is this really a thing, FB? ("Anti-hemp censorship policy?")

I absolutely see the same trolling-up of U.S. politics as in 2016, for sure. But zero about hemp politics amid the buzz.
I'd rather see billboards focused on the real crisis - the struggle for the soul of what's left of America! No, strike that...
TImes Square displays seem much more pleasant with animated M&M's and Kinky Boots posters. Real fantasy. Not fake reality.

Anyhow... One glimpse of Times Square. It can be overwhelming, &/or energizing.

More old, older, new, and brand new images of NYC, "here" (album) and @ www.fenichel.com/NYNY.shtml

#timessquare #NYC #NewYork #NYNY #fujifilm #myphoto #signsaturday #gplusrefugee #signsunday
 
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Who Were Who?


Another (literal, in the literal sense of "literal") museum piece now.
Who? Yes. No, Who. The Who.... @ #MetMuseum #PlayitLoud

Here is one of the Gibson SG-Special guitars Pete Townshend ordered & used by the dozens (from Manny's Instruments, NYC), demolishing many along the way, onstage. Here's a survivor. One of the siblings to those used in the big events of The Who, 1968-1971

Take the Wayback Machine: LIVE AT LEEDS - "The Magic Bus" - The Who


#music #thewho #petetownshend #classicrock #rocklegends #guitar #rockhistory #guitars #myphotos #gplusrefugee
 
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Welcome to the Hotel California!


Here's the guitar used by Don Felder of the Eagles, for their mega-hit Hotel California. On display at The Met exhibit, #playitloud .

(Lyrics in Video)

Hotel California - Eagles


#hotelcalifornia #donfelder #rockhistory #music #musica #musique #guitar #eagles #TheMet #NYC #myphoto #gplusrefugee
 
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Love Drops


A Flying V Gibson Guitar, originally painted by Jimi Hendrix in 1967. Mahogany body & neck, rosewood fingerboard, two humbucking picikups.... Vibrola vibrato tailpiece... and used on his 1967 BBC Radio 1 sessions and his masterpiece, Electric Ladyland. #playitloud

Jimi Hendrix 'Voodoo Child' (Slight Return)


"I didn't mean to take up all your sweet time. I'll give it right back one of these days...."

#rockandroll #rockhistory #rocklegends #guitar #hendrix #lovedrops #music #musica #musique #myphoto #gplusrefugee
 
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Beatles: Ticket to Ride

That's John Lennon's Rickenbacker Model # 325, used throughout The Beatles' 1964 and on A Hard Day's Night.
You can hear its sound right at the beginning of this iconic song:

Ticket to Ride - The Beatles


#beatles #tickettoride #classicrock #guitars #rickenbacker #60s #rockmusic #myphoto #playitloud #gplusrefugee
 
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Dazed and Confused - Jimmy Page and his "Dragon" Guitar

Winner (guessed whose this was): @tomgrz :))

This is the Telecaster (1959; hand-painted by Jimmy Page, 1967)
Catalog Notes: Ash body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, two single-coil pickups.

"Jimmy Page received this guitar from Jeff Beck and used it for his 1967 work with the Yardbirds, playing it with a violin bow on experimental live versions of 'Dazed and Confused'. After the Yardbirds disbanded, he used it to record all of Led Zeppelin (1968)"

Here's a classic concert clip where you can see & hear it in use:

Led Zeppelin - Dazed and Confused (Live - London 1969)


#ledzeppelin #music #musica #music #rockmusic #classicrock #guitar #guitarlegends #myphoto #gplusrefugee
 
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Rock History Trivia Quiz, Part 1


Anyone want to test your knowledge of 60's-80's rock history & trivia - particularly the instruments used by the biggest names in rock?

Here's an easy one.
# 3 Whose 12-String Electric Guitar is This?

#playitloud #music #rockhistory #guitar #guitar #guitargods #60s #70s #classicrock #myphotos #myphoto #gplusrefugee
 
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Rock History Trivia Quiz, Part 1


Anyone want to test your knowledge of 60's-80's rock history, particularly this 'trivia': the instruments used by the biggest names in rock.

Here's an easy one.
# 2 WHOSE GEAR IS THIS? (Guitars, Bow, Shirt)

#playitloud #music #rockhistory #guitar #guitarlegends #rockguitar #60s #70s #classicrock #myphotos #myphoto #gplusrefugee
 
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Right? (Waiting for the knock on the door.)
Why yes, I'd be happy to join the Google+ team as restorer-in-chief of good will towards #evilgoogle
Or maybe not... you tell me what I' thinking, Google....

#google #privacy #socialmedia #googleisevil #gplusrefugee
 
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Rock History Trivia Quiz, Part 1


So... anyone want to test your knowledge of 60's-80's rock history, particularly the instruments used by the biggest names in rock?

I took quite a few photos of the immense collection at The Met's current exhibit, #playitloud - Play it loud! I'll post a few as I sift through them, from Chuck Berry to Beatles and Cream, Rolling Stones, and The Who, Hendrix, and Prince. Lady Gaga too.

I'll post some music pairings before long, featuring music hits with the given guitar or sitar or whatever. Warmup.

Test item was: Roots Rhodes, drums and mic (impossible; I just liked the image). Enjoy. If you want to follow/join, the hashtag may help come back to this. #playitloud First one might be easy. (I can give hints if not...)
# 1 WHOSE GUITAR AM I??

#rockhistory #guitars #music #musica #musika #musique #classicrock #rocklegends #myphoto #gplusrefugee
 
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Sign of Our Times: "Do Not Speak to Strangers"


Because... (1) I'm reminded there is a #signsunday "here"; and (2) this truly is as relevant today as when the classic, iconic book by Mikahail Bulgakov which this references was written (1928-1940)

Story synopsis: This is from a book which everyone who loves literature should read (small paperback written & re-written over 12 years, much from prison), The Master and Margarita.

Basically, The Devil, charming fellow with an entourage of a naked lady, big black cat, and a pair of thug assistants, visits (then) modern-day Moscow. He entices crowds with magic shows of money for the audiences and disrupts life bigly. Through it all the focus is on both a love story (M&M) and an allegory of life, legality, morality, and sanity.

The book begins in Patriarch's Ponds, Moscow, as a literary giant is introduced to a "gentleman" who turns out to be the Devil. Bad things soon start to happen. (Understatement). Humor & tragedy.

So this sign is right there where the first scene takes place. It depicts the Devil and Company and it warns against strangers. (Because... look what happened here once before!)

You can see more of the story as remembered here now on the site of the first scene, a monument to this great work of literature on the Ponds, and also the Devil's friends and a very short quote from the book's beginning, at:
http://www.fenichel.com/moscow/ruslit.shtml

#moscow #myphoto #bulgakov #devil #sign #signsunday #signs #patriarchsponds #russia #russian #literature #gplusrefugee
 
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Meanwhile...


Consult the drink list. Enjoy the breeze. It's the weekend. Think cool.

More images - old, older, and new (post G+) @ www.fenichel.com/NYNY.shtml

#newyork #NYC #blackandwhite #bw #streetphotography #drinks #street #acros #fujifilm #myphoto #gplusrefugee
 
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The Doors at Whisky A Go Go

One more: Behind Doors # 2 ... Here's a great mini-doc,with an epic "Light My Fire" and freshly-baked "The End", along with the story behind that song, Morrison's uncorking it after being delivered to the club (high as a kite), and... the rest as they say, is history.

The Doors at The Whisky A Go Go


More vintage photos from Amsterdam and vicinity:
http://www.fenichel.com/AmstPhotos.shtml

#myphoto #whisky #amsterdam #doors #whiskybar #classicrock #music #musica #musique #jimmorrison #gplusrefugee
 
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"Show me the way to the next whisky bar..."


(Hopefully with ice and air conditioning, or at least a good fan!)
An oldie but goldie - and an authentic whisky bar too! (Near Dam)

Sound track (of course): Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)

More vintage photos from Amsterdam and vicinity:
http://www.fenichel.com/AmstPhotos.shtml

#myphoto #whisky #amsterdam #doors #whiskybar #classicrock #music #musica #musique #jimmorrison #gplusrefugee
 
95 Seconds of puro cha-cha infused musica.... Or, "check this out, it's only a minute and a half"

Orquesta de Cámara de Cienfuegos


Posted before joining "here" (to G+) and on my page of Cuba photography. Re-listened & watched. Still fun.

#cubano #kuba #musica #music #musika #cienfuegos #cuba #myvideo #gplusrefugee #chachacha

YouTube: Orquesta de Cámara de Cienfuegos (Michael Fenichel)

 
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Light Amid Darkness (Color & Natural/Gyro Light)


A little oasis of both light and light dining, near Lincoln Center (NYC) during the recent power failure/"blackout" 13 July 2019.

I would love any feedback - be it personal reaction or photography-specific. One is shot in Black & White (Acros/Fujifilm) and one is Fujifilm Provia emulation, both at very high ISO/ASA obviously, as the city was pitch black here, other than food carts, emergency vehicles, and headlights of cars. (Plus on a smaller scale, people had flashlights and a few had lights strapped to their heads; walking was hazardous.)

Anyone have a preference? Just curious....

More images of New York at http://www.fenichel.com/NYNY.shtml

#powerfailure #blackout #NYC #gatorade #streetphotography #fujifilm #x-t2 #acros #provia #myphotos #myphoto #gplusrefugee
 
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Apple Store in a Blackout


But of course....you'd see that immediately! ;))
I'd never seen it before though.
(Think this shows off battery life?)

A few other images "here" - tagged #blackout
Many more New York images (with light) @ www.fenichel.com/NYNY.shtml

#NewYork #powerfailure #NYC #blackout2019 #NY #Apple #darkness #UWS #myphoto #myphotos #gplusrefugee

Apple Store, Upper West Side, New York, 13 July 2019
 
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Looking into the Mid-town Darkness


No subway, no traffic or street lights. Not a typical Saturday Night.
New York (Manhattan) Power Failure, "Blackout of July 13, 2019

More to come "here" and on my own site.

#fujifilm #acros #NYC #blackout #powerfailure #myphoto #13July #streetphotography #NewYork #gplusrefugee
 
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OhTaxi?!


The scene outside a subway station in New York's Upper West Side, during this past Saturday's power failure, which impacted many plans - cancelled shows, loss of A/C, elevators, and lack of traffic lights and street lights for starters. Add sirens and full moon, stir. Spooky.

The title is derivative of one I used with a favorite image from Stockholm. It was the title on a collection page of Google +.
Just seemed to fit the scene somehow. So that image is below, and this is the link to the web page and some other favorite images.

Oh waiter?!





#NYC #NewYork #blackout #powerfailure #Manhattan #poweroutage #fujifilm #myphoto #gplusrefugee #snafusaturday
 
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🦔Spikier Things💕


Some new arrivals at @saijaszoo...
First, a male hedgehog - 85g, estimated at three weeks of age - who arrived yesterday and is starting to get comfortable here. He seems rather well and has a good appetite, so at this time we are very hopeful.

Just a few hours ago Saija went to check another hedgehog a cyclist had spotted next to her dead mother - killed by a car by the looks of it - and decided to bring her in, too. She is already a bit more grown up and could maybe have survived on her own, but better play it safe ! That´s her on the last pic. She weighed 168g on arrival.

Let´s all hope for the best for these beautiful creatures…
Uusia tulokkaita...
Tämä eilen saapunut, arviolta kolmeviikkoinen siilipoika alkaa pikkuhiljaa kotiutua Saijan luo. 85g tullessaan painanut pikku-ukko on suhteellisen hyvävointisen oloinen ja ruokakin maistuu, joten ihan hyvältä näyttää.

Ihan jokunen tunti sitten Saija kävi tsekkaamassa siilin, jonka pyöräilijä oli löytänyt auton alle jääneen emon viereltä. Tällä siilineidillä on ikää sen verran, että se olisi saattanut selvitä jo yksinkin mutta otetaanpa nyt varman päälle kun se mahdollisuus kerran on. Neiti on tuossa viimeisessä kuvassa, tulopaino oli 168g.

Peukut pystyyn näille komeille otuksille...

#TeamSintti #saijaszoo #animals #eläinsuojelu #animalrescue #animalwelfare #wildlife #luonto #nature #siili #hedgehog #erinaceuseuropaeus
Team Sintti is a #gplusrefugee
 
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🦔Spikier Things💕


Some new arrivals at @saijaszoo...
First, a male hedgehog - 85g, estimated at three weeks of age - who arrived yesterday and is starting to get comfortable here. He seems rather well and has a good appetite, so at this time we are very hopeful.

Just a few hours ago Saija went to check another hedgehog a cyclist had spotted next to her dead mother - killed by a car by the looks of it - and decided to bring her in, too. She is already a bit more grown up and could maybe have survived on her own, but better play it safe ! That´s her on the last pic. She weighed 168g on arrival.

Let´s all hope for the best for these beautiful creatures…
Uusia tulokkaita...
Tämä eilen saapunut, arviolta kolmeviikkoinen siilipoika alkaa pikkuhiljaa kotiutua Saijan luo. 85g tullessaan painanut pikku-ukko on suhteellisen hyvävointisen oloinen ja ruokakin maistuu, joten ihan hyvältä näyttää.

Ihan jokunen tunti sitten Saija kävi tsekkaamassa siilin, jonka pyöräilijä oli löytänyt auton alle jääneen emon viereltä. Tällä siilineidillä on ikää sen verran, että se olisi saattanut selvitä jo yksinkin mutta otetaanpa nyt varman päälle kun se mahdollisuus kerran on. Neiti on tuossa viimeisessä kuvassa, tulopaino oli 168g.

Peukut pystyyn näille komeille otuksille...

#TeamSintti #saijaszoo #animals #eläinsuojelu #animalrescue #animalwelfare #wildlife #luonto #nature #siili #hedgehog #erinaceuseuropaeus
Team Sintti is a #gplusrefugee
 
Definitely not what a normal Saturday Night at Lincoln Center, New York, looks like...

Lincoln Center During 13th July NYC Blackout


More recent images arriving on my own page, post G+ Collection, @ http://www.fenichel.com/NYNY.shtml

#blackout #NYC #NewYork #powerfailure #lincolncenter #myvideo #gplusrefugee
 

The Vessel


36s / 4K Video - The Vessel, with 1000's of steps to climb and become part of the art, and/or hiker's nirvana.

More from downtown West Side (home of yesterday's blackout) @ fenichel.com

#myvideo #myphotos #newyork #thevessel #thespur #highline #fenfotos #gplusrefugee

YouTube: The Vessel (Michael Fenichel)

 
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Central Park Pond


As fate had it, I just stumbled upon this favorite image which I've never posted before - from 2008 - and on this laptop computer which wasn't even born then. Eh. One of those virtual things. (Truly I don't know how this image traveled, but still... first time posting.)

Now, some "here" may have heard me gripe about how this view from the rocks is/was one of my favorite views anywhere, my beloved Central Park looking over the pond at "the wall" of mid-town Manhattan, and sky.

But no more. Now there are some ghastly ugly rectangular money machines sticking up and destroying the symmetry and sky.

So I guess the moral is that it's sometimes wise to "take a picture" while it lasts.

More classic and new images of NYC on my home pond, to which I've been adding & updating post G+, @ www.fenichel.com/NYNY.shtml

Brought to you by #theletterp #park #pink #sultrysaturday - Photo of #newyork #centralpark #myphoto #gplusrefugee #NYC
 
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The Vessel


"So I was trying to classify this (for the few places using tags effectively) ..." This is THE new tourist/local attraction in #NYC at the moment.
It is art. It is free. It is hyped. You can climb 1000s of stairs in many directions. As has been pointed out - by @[email protected] - and I agree, it was a huge expenditure with limited apparent impact. Well, I see lines and it is literally "crowded on the High Line" for much of it. Still...

The Vessel is in this new section called "The Spur", where this multi-level thing with crowds and ticket-tackers compete with a circus tent where CNN is giving away promotional things (popcorn on Sunday) I agree with the reviews suggesting a bit of opulence. But there are some photo ops.

Insert Here: Sure wish I could edit. (sigh) But imagine, bcs I'll find this and add it as a comment bcs I'm not imagining it - I took a photo of a wonderful sign separating out the Hudson Yards/Spur from the main HighLine. (Hint: Follow one for the money, one for the show...) Highline still has quiet spots but is also now very popular. Not bad, and in many ways good for everyone, visitors to New York and locals out for a respite.

More images from once-Google-land exhibits of NYC and many more old & new @ www.fenichel.com/NYNY.shtml

#NewYork #myphoto #thespur #hudsonyards #NYC #streetphotography #highline #gplusrefugee #fenfotos
 
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Photography in the Park (Campo San Francisco)


Oviedo, Asturias. (1st-Gen Coolpix)
More images of Spain (click/tap around for a self-guided tour) - @ www.fenichel.com/spain.

#campo #park #photographer #photography #myphoto #spain #España #coolpix #gplusrefugee #Oviedo #Asturias
 
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