My Photographic Journey Around America

Archive for January, 2016

Warm Winter Fire

There is nothing quite like a cozy warm fireplace on a cold snowy night. This one was at the Pine Hill Arms hotel in Pine Hill, New York.



FDR’s Study

This beautiful room was my favorite in my visit to Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s home Springwood in Hyde Park, New York. It’s also an intimate view – note the wheelchair, something you would not have seen were you a guest there at the time.



This is Springwood, the former home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Hyde Park, New York. FDR once famously said “all that is within me cries out to go back to my home on the Hudson River”. This is that home.


Winter Warmth

For some reason, the lights on this house were just the warmest color on a cold, snowy night here in Washington D.C.


Dusk After the Blizzard

This is one more from the top of Fessenden St. Hill in Washington D.C. after the 2016 blizzard.


Snowy Sunset

After 2 days of snow and cloud, the sun coming out was a welcome site here in Washington DC. Sledders were out and the mood was good as people were just happy to get out of the house. This is from Fessenden St. Hill, the highest point in the city.


After the Blizzard

These people are enjoying the snow on Fessenden St. Hill in Washington DC.



This cannon overlooks the Saratoga Battlefield in New York. A pivotal battle in the revolution, Saratoga is now a quiet and beautiful place to visit.


Snow in the Catskills

This is Main St. in beautiful Pine Hill, New York – deep in the heart of the Catskills.


Winter at Val Kill

This is the Stone Cottage at Val Kill, one of the outbuildings of Franklin Roosevelt’s home Springwood in Hyde Park, New York. Eleanor Roosevelt lived next door after Franklin’s death, continuing her work with the United Nations and other worthy causes.


Vanderbilt Mansion

This is one of the parlors in the fascinating Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site in Hyde Park, New York. Given to the National Park Service virtually intact, it is an interesting look into the wealth of the Gilded Age and definitely a look at how the other half lives.


Tiny Carnival

This is also from the Model Train Museum in Allentown, Pennsylvania. I love the attention to detail


Allentown Model Train Museum

There were some great scenes when I visited the Model Train Museum in Allentown, Pennsylvania this weekend. Here is one.


Sideshow Signs

Alright, this is my last one from Coney Island (can you tell I’m on a break?). I really like these vintage-esque sideshow signs. The colors were fantastic.


The Fishing Hour

It was so cool seeing all these people out fishing on the pierĀ at Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York. They were pulling them in 5 at a time! It’s always an interesting mix of people when fishing is involved.


Coney Island Pier

This is the pier at Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York. It was about 4pm, so close to sunset in winter and I loved the lights and the cloudy sky.


Luna Games

Every once in a while I see a sign that just has to be photographed. Nothing else, just the sign. This one is at Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York.


Winter Boardwalk Stroll

Winter is such a neat time to be on the shore on the east coast. No rides, no noise, no crowds. This is still at Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York.


Winter in Luna Park

This is Luna Park at Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York, all closed up for the winter.


Coney Island Sign

I finally made it down to Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York. Off-season of course, but I have a strange fascination with such colorful lively places being shut down for the winter with grey sky for a background.