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Bow Bridge - Memorial Day (May) 2020 - Black & White

Central Park, New York


More images - in parks and streets of Manhattan, black and white and color:

Pandemic





Stay safe! #staysafe #COVID19 #NewYork #NYC #myphotos #fenfotos #pandemic
 
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Eleanor Roosevelt

Modeling Safe Behavior - Still a shining example of inspirational leadership


A legendary woman, the much admired and beloved first lady of the USA during WWII. Eleanor Roosevelt was a voice of national conscience and purpose, in similarly challenging times. A summary below, from the FDR library. [ fdrlibrary.org]
The First Lady
Upon moving to the White House in 1933, Eleanor Roosevelt informed the nation that they should not expect their new first lady to be a symbol of elegance, but rather "plain, ordinary Mrs. Roosevelt." Despite this disclaimer, she showed herself to be an extraordinary First Lady.

In 1933, Mrs. Roosevelt became the first, First Lady to hold her own press conference. In an attempt to afford equal time to women--who were traditionally barred from presidential press conferences--she allowed only female reporters to attend. In 1939, the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) refused to allow Marion Anderson, an African American singer, to perform in their auditorium. In protest, Mrs. Roosevelt resigned her membership in the DAR.

Throughout Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency, Eleanor traveled extensively around the nation, visiting relief projects, surveying working and living conditions, and then reporting her observations to the President. She was called "the President's eyes, ears and legs" and provided objective information to her husband. When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and the United States entered WWII, Mrs. Roosevelt made certain that the President did not abandon the goals he had put forth in the New Deal. She also exercised her own political and social influence;

She became an advocate of the rights and needs of the poor, of minorities, and of the disadvantaged. The public was drawn in by the First Lady's exploits and adventures which she recounted in her daily syndicated column, "My Day". She began writing the column in 1935 and continued until her death in 1962.

During the war, she served as Assistant Director of Civilian Defense from 1941 to 1942 and she visited England and the South Pacific to foster good will among the Allies and to boost the morale of U.S. servicemen overseas.

"First Lady of the World"
After President Roosevelt's death on April 12, 1945, Mrs. Roosevelt continued in her public life. President Truman appointed her to the United Nations General Assembly. She served as chair of the Human Rights Commission and worked tirelessly to draft the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which was adopted by the General Assembly on December 10, 1948.

In 1953, Mrs. Roosevelt dutifully resigned from the United States Delegation to the United Nations, so that incoming Republican President Dwight Eisenhower could fill the position with an appointee of his own choosing. She then volunteered her services to the American Association for the U. N., and was an American representative to the World Federation of the U. N. Associations. She later became the chair of the Associations' Board of Directors. She was reappointed to the United States Delegation to the U. N. by President Kennedy in 1961. Later he appointed her to the National Advisory Committee of the Peace Corps and chair of the President's Commission on the Status of Women. Mrs. Roosevelt became a recognized leader in promoting humanitarian efforts.
Meanwhile....her spirit lives with the rest of the ghostly sights in New York.
And even today, she is doing her part - and wearing a mask! [Statue in Riverside Park]

More images of "old New York" @ http://www.fenichel.com/NYNY.shtml

And a musical tribute , because she's so on my mind, And I do so miss leadership and inspiration like hers. Stay safe!

Eleanor


#eleanorroosevelt #staysafe #stayhome #STFH #masks #N95 #PPE #myphoto #NYC #NewYork #fenfotos #COVID19
 


Virtual Hawai’ian Visit - Expedia’s Music Playlist


How nice… Expedia (not selling much vacation or air travel at the moment) has offered up some “virtual travel” music playlists. Here’s one lovely destination, complete with local music. Aloha!

More images of Hawai’i: http://www.fenichel.com/hawaii2.shtml
Images and my own vids of very local Hawai’ian music on Moloka’i: http://www.fenichel.com/molokai/

#staysafe #fenfotos #myphoto #music #musica #musique #aloha #rainbow #fenfotos #hawaii #molokai
Hawaii Playlist – Great Music by Musicians from Hawaii

Viewfinder Travel Blog: Hawaii Playlist - Great Music by Musicians from Hawaii | Expedia Viewfinder (Expedia)

 
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First Encounter

A few steps from my door but after 6-7 weeks the simplest taste of spring and nature was invigorating. My first close encounter - after marveling at things like grass, trees, clouds, and blue sky - was this ubiquitous critter. I think the look s/he gave me was something like, "Why are all these humans in my park wearing masks?"

No. 1 of a series to come. Just a short walk along the edge of the island, but with camera and fresh air.
Ahh. My hour of exercise and fresh air before return to confinement. More images to follow. I saw flowers too! And masks....

More images of NYC (in more densely-packed days) at: http://www.fenichel.com/NYNY.shtml
And something perfect for these times, a virtual New York visit @ http://www.fenichel.com/NYC

#NewYork #NYC #NYNY #myphoto #squirrel #socialdistancing #photography #nature #fenfotos #mywork #staysafe
 
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Sigh.... today in New York:


Yesterday mandatory wearing of masks if in public or stores or transportation (which is mostly shut).
We've not seen mail here for at least 3-4 days (time blurs), and now there is talk about impact on mail-in elections, among other things.

Meanwhile I just got yet another text from the city, saying their emergency phone number (non-critical, "3-1-1") is overwhelmed and people should go to the web page (which is likely overwhelmed and under-staffed too) or call after 7PM (?!) .

A fittingly grey, cool day here. It almost hurts to see the sunny skies - from only a window. The last "street" photos for now...

#NYC #myphotos #NewYork #COVID19 #masks #fenfotos #staysafe #stayhome #STFH
More NYC photography: http://www.fenichel.com/NYNY.shtml
 
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Golden hour and a strange sunlight cast on this blue heron, gave it a "baby blue" feel (maybe)
More birds nesting @ www.fenichel.com/birds





#myphotos #birds #blue #heron #cormorant #spoonbill #mywork #fenfotos #nature #fujifilm #florida
 
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By the Light of the Silvery Moon...

Or... "Spring Cleaning, Continued"

More in my Florida Collection
"A lot" more photography from the Southern swamps to Europe, Russia, Cuba, and beyond, @ http://www.fenfotos.com

#myphoto #florida #acros #blackandwhite #fujifilm #fenfotos
 
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Here's a good thought, for a Good (but different) Easter, from John Lennon.

"Hold on world ... it's gonna be alright." [Lyrics Below]

All we need to do is stay home, stay safe, be mindful & caring.

Hold On


Hold on John, John, hold on
It's gonna be alright
You gonna win the fight

Hold on Yoko, Yoko, hold on
It's gonna be alright
You gonna make the flight

When you're by yourself
And there's no one else
You just have yourself
And you tell yourself
Just to hold on
Cookie

Hold on world, world, hold on
It's gonna be alright
You gonna see the light
When you're one, really one
Well, you get things done
Like they've never been done
So, hold on

#COVID19 #staysafe #STFH #Easter2020 #HoldOn #together #johnlennon #music #musica #musique #myphoto #fenfotos
 
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I thought I'd be busy in the swamps, nature in springtime - right now. Had tickets, plans... But nooooooo......

"Life is What Happens While You're Busy Making Other Plans"


So... This is where I was 1 year ago, April 2018. This year I have some unplanned time at home. So, a re-visit, virtually.

Photos are mine - wonder if anyone could guess what/where they are! Song is "Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)" by John Lennon

#music #musica #musique #johnlennon #fenfotos #myphoto #copingwithcovid19 #staysafe Happy Easter/Passover
 
Morning, morning ... again
Another iChing - Zeigarnick - Deja Vu - Cosmic Coincidence Moment




I recently posted the song I remembered, "Morning, Morning" performed by Long John Baldry. Richie Havens covered this too.

I've just done another random LP pull and found myself holding a long-forgotten album - which brings me full-circle. I had been thinking, for whatever reason, the song was written by Tuli Kupferberg ... it was. And it's on the album in front of me, by.... The Fugs.

Morning, Morning


Morning morning
Feel so lonesome in the morning
Morning morning
Morning brings me grief

Sunshine and the sunshine
Sunshine laughs upon my face
And the glory of the growing
Puts me in my rotting place

Evening evening
Feel so lonesome in the evening
Evening evening
Evening brings me grief

Moon shine moon shine
Moon shine drugs the hills with grace
And the secret of the shining
Seeks to break my simple face

Nighttime nighttime
Kills the blood upon my cheek
Nighttime nighttime
Does not bring me to relief

Starshine and the starshine
Feel so loving in the starshine
Starshine starshine
Darling kiss me as I weep

Photo is mine, Sunrise over Cienfuegos [More Cuba photography: http://www.fenichel.com/cuba]
Stay Safe & Healthy! Be Kind.

#morning #fugs #tulikupferberg #music #musica #musique #sunrise #Cienfuegos #Cuba #myphoto #fenfotos
 
Wo-oh! 🎶 This from Sting and friends - amazingly tasty, and just so right for the moment.... To all the Englishmen in New York, and Jamaicans too, and so many others now "prisoners of New York" and of the spreading virus outside everywhere ...

Sting And Shaggy: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert




New York City is the most populous city in the United States, with an estimated 8,491,079 people living in the city, according to U.S. Census estimates dating July 1, 2014 .....The city's population density of 26,403 people per square mile (10,194/km²), makes it the densest of any American municipality with a population above 100,000. [20]Manhattan's population density is 66,940 people per square mile (25,846/km²), highest of any county in the United States.[21] [22],,,, New York City is multicultural. About 36% of the city's population is foreign-born, [23]one of the highest among US cities. The eleven nations constituting the largest sources of modern immigration to New York City are the Dominican Republic, China, Jamaica, Guyana, Mexico, Ecuador, Brazil, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago, Colombia, Russia and El Salvador. [24]- Wikipedia Stay Safe! Be kind.
Photo is #myphoto. More photography of NY and beyond @ http://www.fenfotos.com
#BeSafe #BeSane #BeKind #NYC #NewYork #COVID19 #Sting #Shaggy #music #musica #musique #fenfotos
 
Thank you for the wishes - for the many people of many nations in New York, and back at you, as the world faces this all together. Stay safe & healthy. Be mindful and kind.

All together now






"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It's not."
-- Dr. Seuss

"All of us are much more human than otherwise."
-- Harry Stack Sullivan

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."
-- Plato

#covid19 #newyork #NYC #myphoto #fenfotos #beatles #music #musica #musique #together #staysafe #stayhealthy #STFH

YouTube: All Together Now (Remastered 2009) (The Beatles - Topic)

 

April Come She Will


April, come she will
When streams are ripe and swelled with rain
May, she will stay
Resting in my arms again
June she'll change her tune





More of #myphotos @ fenfotos.com
#April #avril #music #musica #musique #simonandgarfunkel #paulsimon #60sMusic #fenfotos
 

April Come She Will


April, come she will
When streams are ripe and swelled with rain
May, she will stay
Resting in my arms again
June she'll change her tune





More of #myphotos @ fenfotos.com
#April #avril #music #musica #musique #simonandgarfunkel #paulsimon #60sMusic #fenfotos
 

Ghost Town


Having a wee bit of #stayhome time…

Here’s something I finally had the time to do - between the destruction of this as a Google + collection I’d been working on, and the #trumpvirus raging about now. Scenes from a different ghost town. I’d shared some images here, but not all (still more awaiting!)
But I finally organized bits of the G+ collection, pora*/MeWe posts, and a few on my own site, and voila. A ghost time for ghostly times. My impression is: This displays very nicely on a big computer screen, and (I think) pads, but rather suckily on tiny screens.
Sorry about that (if so). “Take a look on a big screen to get the best experience”. Meanwhile, Stay Safe! Be mindful & kind.


#staysafe #stayathome #STFH Be safe, mindful, and compassionate!

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Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”
- Plato

Without music, life would be a mistake.”
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Above all… look out for each other.”
- Barack Obama

#bodie #myphoto #ghosttown #fenfotos #california #mywork #COVID19 #context #pandemic #goldrush #generalstore
 
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Ghost Town - Pt. 3

Bodie Barber Shop and Saloon/Casino

A work in progress… from home. Another ghost town at the moment. This gold-rush era mining town long intrigued me.
This is what I was working on a year ago, ironically, in the very last days before the creation of another “ghost town”, G+.

Images of Bodie





A work in progress using some unexpected #stayhome time. I'm working to refurbish and update/improve the “Collection” I had been working on at the time #googleplus told us to be prepared to be obliterated like an #evilgoogle virus.

The world is now transforming, some to ghost towns and others to new realities. For the living: Stay Safe!

#Bodie #GhostTown #gplusrefugee #ghost #saloon #church #myphotos #fenfotos #STFH #stayhomesavelives #mywork
 
Working on another "Ghost Town" post, and on my own site integrating a page of Bodie with a page of images from nearby Yosemite.



But Yosemite National Park is now completely closed for the first time since approximately forever: #Covid19

So I'll be re-visiting Bodie, an 1849 California gold rush "ghost town", next. But first a word from Long John Baldry.

It Ain't Easy

When you climb to the top of the mountain
Look out over the sea
Think about the places perhaps, where a young man could be
Then you jump back down to the rooftops
Look out over the town
Think about all of the strange things circulating round
It ain't easy, it ain't easy
It ain't easy to get to heaven when you're going down
#music #musica #musique #myphoto #fenfotos #yosemite #johnbaldry #itainteasy More/mas: http://fenfotos.com
 
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California Gold Rush Ghost Town - Pt.2 - Saloon, Slot Machine & Church





Bodie Church

A work in progress... from home. Another ghost town at the moment. This gold-rush era mining town long intrigued me.
This is what I was working on a year ago, ironically, in the very last days before the creation of another "ghost town", G+.

Images of Bodie


I've just begun playing - the page is a working draft thus far. But suddenly finding more #stayhome time, I've begun to reconstruct something like the "Collection" I had been working on at the time #googleplus told us to be prepared to be obliterated. Deja vu

So here's a sample. From my new ghostly vantage point - at a very safe social distance. More to come. Mind the plague. Stay Safe!

#Bodie #GhostTown #gplusrefugee #ghost #saloon #church #myphotos #fenfotos #STFH #stayhomesavelives #mywork
 
Meanwhile.... just watching the wheels go 'round...

Watching The Wheels - John Lennon


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LYRICS BELOW
As he did.... #stayhome !! #STFH #fenfotos #music #musica #musique #stayhomesavelives #johnlennon
Photo by Fenichel - Prague: Lennon Wall - More from #Prague: http://www.fenichel.com/prague #myphotos

WATCHING THE WHEELS
People say I'm crazy doing what I'm doing
Well they give me all kinds of warnings to save me from ruin
When I say that I'm O.K., well they look at me kind of strange
"Surely you're not happy now you no longer play the game?"

People say I'm lazy, dreaming my life away
Well they give me all kinds of advice designed to enlighten me
When I tell them that I'm doing fine watching shadows on the wall
"Don't you miss the big time boy, you're no longer on the ball?"

I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round
I really love to watch them roll
No longer riding on the merry-go-round, I just had to let it go

People asking questions, lost in confusion
Well, I tell them there's no problem, only solutions
Well, they shake their heads and look at me as if I've lost my mind
I tell them there's no hurry, I'm just sitting here doing time

I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round
I really love to watch them roll
No longer riding on the merry-go-round, I just had to let it go

written by John Lennon
 
Meanwhile.... just watching the wheels go 'round...

Watching The Wheels - John Lennon


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LYRICS BELOW
As he did.... #stayhome !! #STFH #fenfotos #music #musica #musique #stayhomesavelives #johnlennon
Photo by Fenichel - Prague: Lennon Wall - More from #Prague: http://www.fenichel.com/prague #myphotos

WATCHING THE WHEELS
People say I'm crazy doing what I'm doing
Well they give me all kinds of warnings to save me from ruin
When I say that I'm O.K., well they look at me kind of strange
"Surely you're not happy now you no longer play the game?"

People say I'm lazy, dreaming my life away
Well they give me all kinds of advice designed to enlighten me
When I tell them that I'm doing fine watching shadows on the wall
"Don't you miss the big time boy, you're no longer on the ball?"

I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round
I really love to watch them roll
No longer riding on the merry-go-round, I just had to let it go

People asking questions, lost in confusion
Well, I tell them there's no problem, only solutions
Well, they shake their heads and look at me as if I've lost my mind
I tell them there's no hurry, I'm just sitting here doing time

I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round
I really love to watch them roll
No longer riding on the merry-go-round, I just had to let it go

written by John Lennon
 



This song wrenched my heart & resonated with me long after I heard Brian Wilson sing this. I lived through 9/11, he'd had personal hells of his own. These words from the depths of his soul rang so true, so clear at a time when so many were hurting and traumatized.

Love and Mercy


Lyrics onscreen

The power of feeling, sharing, hope and music.
Be safe, mindful & compassionate.
"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." - Plato

#love #mercy #brianwilson #rocklegends #COVID19 #wearetheworld #music #musica #musique #myphoto #fenfotos

YouTube: Brian Wilson - Love and Mercy Lyrics (WhiteWedding111)

 
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GHOST TOWN

Seems appropriate enough.... with many places in quarantine, shut down, empty... From China to Italy to WA and Times Square, N.Y.

Photo (mine) is from Bodie, California, once a thriving gold mining/stamping town during the days of the Gold Rush.
Images were part of a Google+ Collection, my last before that plague (Google) wiped out that community. :(
[ More images of "Scenic America" as well as other places, @ http://www.fenichel.com/fenfotos.shtml ]

Sound-track:

The Specials - Ghost Town


#Specials #GhostTown #music #musica #musique #Bodie #myphoto #fenfotos #COVID19 #quarantine #gplusrefugee
 
Du kannst auch auf develop wechseln, aber dann icht täglich automatisiert pullen sondern Fragen ob der Zustand grade stabil genug dafür ist.

Meistens ist das der Fall, aber dieses Wochenende sind die Early-Adopter / Alpha-Tester gefragt Probleme zu finden, damit die zögerlichen Beta-Tester die dann schon nicht mehr aushalten müssen ;-)
 
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Speaking of the British Empire... Here's a song from one of the first-ever rock operas, one which was mentioned a while back in some thread about all the great early albums, like Sgt. Pepper, Tommy, and a few other ground-breakers. This was one. The Kinks:

From the 1969 album, Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)

Victoria


Long ago life was clean
Sex was bad, called obscene
And the rich were so mean
Stately homes for the Lords
Croquet lawns, village greens
Victoria was my queen
Victoria, Victoria, Victoria, 'toria

I was born, lucky me
In a land that I love
Though I am poor, I am free
When I grow I shall fight
For this land I shall die
Let her sun never set
Victoria, Victoria, Victoria, 'toria
Victoria, Victoria, Victoria, 'toria

Land of hope and gloria
Land of my Victoria
Land of hope and gloria
Land of my Victoria
Victoria, 'toria
Victoria, Victoria, Victoria, 'toria

Canada to India
Australia to Cornwall
Singapore to Hong Kong
From the West to the East
From to the rich to the poor
Victoria loved them all

Victoria, Victoria, Victoria, 'toria
Victoria, Victoria, Victoria

#rockclassics #Kinks #1969 #rockopera #fenfotos #classicrock #music #musica #musique #myphoto

Photography by Fenichel - formerly in a land called G+ - resting now @ http://www.fenfotos.com
 

Time, Time, Time


"Don't forget to set your clocks one hour forward" we hear today, or heard last night.
So now I am one hour closer to (some) East-of-me online friends, or the same, or maybe further off...
"Daylight Time"
But whatever it is, it is time, and in the Northern Hemisphere, it is winter.... a

Hazy Shade of Winter


(Lyrics Below, and in the Video)

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Time, time, time, see what's become of me
While I looked around for my possibilities
I was so hard to pleaseBut look around, the leaves are brown
And the sky is a hazy shade of winter
Hear the Salvation Army band
Down by the riverside
It's bound to be a better ride
Than what you've got planned
Carry your cup in your hand
And look around you, leaves are brown now
And the sky is a hazy shade of winter

Hang on to your hopes, my friend
That's an easy thing to say, but if your hopes should pass away
Simply pretend that you can build them againLook around, the grass is high
The fields are ripe
It's the springtime of my lifeAh, seasons change with the scenery
Weaving time in a tapestry
Won't you stop and remember me
At any convenient time?
Funny how my memory skips
While looking over manuscripts of unpublished rhyme
Drinking my vodka and limeI look around, leaves are brown now
And the sky is a hazy shade of winter

Look around, leaves are brown
There's a patch of snow on the ground
Look around, leaves are brown
There's a patch of snow on the ground
Look around, leaves are brown
There's a patch of snow on the ground#time #winter #hazy #invierno #music #musica #musique #simonandgarfunkel #musiclegendes #fenfotos #myphoto

YouTube: Hazy Shade of Winter (With Lyrics!) (rdhededcutie)

 
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A non-virus, non-politics image. Breakfast at the beginning of a busy day. Almost Friday.

Time for one more coffee.... Uno mas .. Please / por favor:

Un Cafe y Pain


Photos (all, here and in video) are mine. Enjoy your coffee!
More NY photography: http://www.fenichel.com/NYNY.shtml

#coffee #cafe #cafeypain #Svenskarna #fenfotos #myphoto #myvideo #musica #music #musique
 



Instant Karma's gonna get you. Gonna knock you off your feet
Better recognise your brothers, everyone you meet
Why in the world are we here? Surely not to live in pain and fear
Why on earth are you there? When you're everywhere - come and get your share

Well, we all shine on, like the moon and the stars and the sun
Yeah, we all shine on. Come on and on and on on on
Yeah, yeah, all right

Well, we all shine on, like the moon and the stars and the sun
Yeah, we all shine on. On and on and on on and on

Instant Karma (We All Shine On)


More images of New York, from Central Park to Times Square to Coney Island @ http://www.fenichel.com/NYNY.shtml

#johnlennon #myphoto #imagine #myphoto #instantkarma #music #musique #musica #newyork #fenfotos #centralpark
 
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Billie Eilish - you should see me in a crown (Live On Ellen / 2018)


She's been crowned - at the ripe old age of 18.

Here's something from the early(er) days.
Age 16, her music vids screened over one BILLION times.
At 18, she swept the grammy awards.

These crowns (and thrones) are in the last American palace, Iolani, in Honolulu.
More images of the Hawaiian islands @ http://www.fenichel.com/hawaii2.shtml

#hawaii #billieeilish #music #crown #crowns #iolani #myphoto #fenfotos #music #musique #musica
 
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Damn Girl!
Weekend's Here!

And we'll have ...

Fun, Fun, Fun


... 'til Daddy takes the T-Bird away!
(Beach Boys original - with lyrics onscreen in the video)

Photo is mine, from midtown Manhattan (New York)
More images of New York and rural/urban U.S. @
http://www.fenichel.com/fenfotos.shtml

#fun #funfunfun #beachboys #classicrock #TGIF #music #musica #musique #myphoto #fenfotos
 
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