Wednesday, September 30, 2009

New York City, New York

Manhattan Skyline
From the East River Side showing a wonderful view of lower Manhattan, which contains over two billion dollars worth of skyscrapers, with an office population of 1,000,000 people and 3,000,000 people passing through it each day.

When Brooklyn Bridge, the first great suspension bridge in the world, was constructed in 1883 predictions were made that it would fall in the river, but the bridge which is one mile long, including approaches, still stands. This view from the Brooklyn side shows the latest skyscrapers of downtown Manhattan. From left to right are the Cities Service, Manhattan Company, Transportation, Woolworth, Municipal and the Federal Court Buildings.

Brooklyn Bridge, built in 1883, was the first bridge to span the East River. This view from the Brooklyn side shows the latest skyscrapers of downtown Manhattan. To the left may be seen the City Bank Farmers Trust, Cities Service and Manhattan Company, at the right the Transportation and Woolworth.

The Cables, Brooklyn Bridge, New York.

George Washington Bridge
One of the main highways between New York and New Jersey. The bridge was completed in 1932 at a cost of over $60,000,000. The main span is 3500 feet long. It enters Manhattan at 178th Street and connects over ramps with beautiful Riverside Drive.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Manila, Philippines

The Jones Bridge
Manila, Philippines

Friday, September 25, 2009

Teich's Original Old Trading Post

Nicklelodeon of Gay Nineties and Bird Collection of 42 native birds at Teich's Original Old Trading Post, Eagle Bay, NY, in Central Adirondack Mts. where folks enjoy looking over Frank's Private Collection of over 2000 items, including Antiques, Nature's Beautiful Wild Life and Domestic Animals, Fish, Birds, and etc. Operating for over 32 years in Eagle Bay, NY.

Frank's Pet Hound Buster and Nature's Double Header Twin Calves at Teich's Original Old Trading Post, Eagle Bay, NY. In Central Adirondacks where folks enjoy seeing Nature's Wild Life and Domestic Animals and Birds and Fish. Over 2000 items including antiques. In existence for over 32 years by Frank Teich.

Teich's Original Old Trading Post

Museum of Wildlife

4th Lake, in The Central Adirondacks

Eagle Bay, New York 13331

Teich's Original Old Trading Post

Teich's Trading post closed in 1969.

Teich's Original Old Trading Post

Eagle Bay, NY

Where people enjoy seeing Nature's Wildlife and Domestic Animals, Birds, Fish, etc. Over 2000 items including antiques too numerous to mention. Operating for over 32 years in Central Adirondacks.

Teich's Original Old Trading Post, Eagle Bay, NY

Where people enjoy seeing Nature's Wild Life and Domestic Animals, Birds, Fish, etc. Over 2500 items including antiques too numerous to mention. Operating over 45 years in Central Adirondacks.

Teich's Original Old Trading Post

Eagle Bay, New York

A Must for Tourists who wish to see over 2500 items of wild life and antiques. Operating for over 48 years in the Central Adirondacks on Fourth Lake.

Frank Teich - Owner

Teich's Old Trading Post

Eagle Bay, New York

Colorful autumn scene along highway, halfway between Eagle Bay and Inlet, NY showing Rocky Mountain. From this highway a mile-long trail leads tot the top of Rocky Mountain where the hiker is amply rewarded with a glorious view of the surrounding lakes. Central Adirondack Mountains, Eagle Bay, NY.

Hartford, Connecticut

Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Company
This 15-floor elliptical tower is the world's only two-sided office building and constitutes part of the new Downtown Hartford, America's insurance capital.

The Hotel Hilton viewed through Bushnell Park Archway, near State Capitol building in Hartford, Connecticut.

Aetna Life & Casualty home hoffice.
Hartford, Connecticut 06156

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Kiamesha Lake, New York

The Concord Hotel in the Catskills seems to have been a magnificent place. Not so anymore. See the devestation here:

Aerial View

The Imperial Room


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Frostproof, Florida

Fort DeSoto, Florida

For more information visit the Fort DeSoto Park website at

Top View: Colorful Patio and Restaurant in Historic Fort DeSoto Park.
Bottom View: The Mortars at For DeSoto.

In 1513, Ponce de Leon anchored off this Island and again in 1521 when he was attacked by Indians and received the wound that later caused his death in Havana, Cuba.
The Fort was built in 1898 and armed with 8-12" mortars which never fired a single shot at any enemy.

Colorful Steam Engin and train passing the old Fort at Fort De Soto Park, Florida.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

New York City, New York

The Hotel Lexington is now run by Radisson and from their website it looks like these first two venues are long gone which is not surprising.

The Revere Room
New York's Smartest Bar and Restaurant
Here you may see the famous murals depicting the life of Paul Revere.
Hotel Lexington
Lexington Avenue at 48th Street, New York

The Famous Hawaiian Room
A romantic atmosphere for Dining and Dancing. An authentic setting complete even to a tropical rain storm - Entertainment - Hawaiian Music - Songs and Dances...Native Hawaiian Dishes and Beverages, also the famed Lexington cuisine.
Hotel Lexington
Lexington Avenue at 48th Street, New York

Davy Jones Sea Food House
1279 Sixth Avenue - at 51st Street
Radio City 19 - New York

Monday, September 21, 2009

Ybor City, Florida

E Broadway in the heart of Tampa's Latin Quarters.
Ybor City, Florida

Tarpon Springs, Florida

Scene along the sponge fleet docks on the Anclote River.
Tarpon Springs, Florida

Sponge Auction being held at the old Sponge Exchange in Tarpon Springs, Florida.

1939 New York World's Fair

These are the last of the World's Fair postcards.

Bridge of Wings looking toward Aviation Building, New York World's Fair 1939

Connecting the Administration Building with the main exhibit area of the Fair, the "Bridge of Tomorrow" creates a new architectural design by utilizing the smooth curves and flowing lines of nautical construction.
Architects - A.J. Barzaghi & M.L Radoslovich

Billy Rose's Aquacade, N.Y. World's Fair 1939.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

1939 New York World's Fair

Gaily decorated with the flags of all nations represented by exhibits at the Fair, this Bridge carries the Street of Wings in the central exhibit area across Grand Central Parkway into the Avenue of Transportation in the area devoted exclusively to transportation methods and equipment.

Food Building Number Three New York World's Fair 1939.

Situated in the Court of Communications in front of the Communications Building, the clean lines of this statue symbolize the rapidity with which human thoughts may be transmitted through space by the marvels of modern radio, television, and telephone.
Designed by Joseph E. Renier

Symbolizing the vast strides of the glass industries, this building is constructed almost entirely of glass. The gigantic glass brick tower dominates the Avenue of Pioneers. Exhibits of domestic and industrial glass of all types are contained within the halls of this building.
Architects - Shreve, Lamb and Harmon

Saturday, September 19, 2009

1939 New York World's Fair

The Ford Motor Company Building
New York World's Fair 1939
The Ford Exposition comprises besides the entrance hall which is devoted to institutional exhibits, an industrial hall, garden court, and the "Road of Tomorrow", an elevated concourse more than half a mile long, prophetic of elevated highways which are expected to solve traffic problems in densely populated cities. The Ford Exposition was designed by Walter Dorwin Teague.

General Motor Exhibit, New York World's Fair 1939

The Firestone Building is a striking example of modern architeture, with a great rotunda entrance surmounted by a brilliantly lighted fin, towering 100 feet in the air. It houses a modern tire factory, producing a finished tire every four minutes. Featuring the exhibit is an extensive farmstead which highlights the many and important uses of rubber on the farm. G. W. McLaughlin is the designer. C. D. Smith and Wilbur Watson and Assoc. are the architects.

The Aviation Building is designed to give visitors the impression of arriving at a large airport. In the central portion of the structure is an exhibit of the latest types of planes and of the planes of tomorrow. The dome-like rear portion holds and invisibly suspended transport plane with propellers moving as if in flight. The illusion of motion is created by projection of moving clouds and night effects against the curved background. At the floor level will be exhibits. The architect is William Lescaze, with J. Gordon Carr as associate.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Groton, Connecticut

Find out more about the USS Nautilus at

Submarine Torpedo Room of U.S.S. Croaker, at Groton, Connecticut.

USS Croaker, a World War II submarine, is open to the public at 359 Thames street in Groton, Conn. Visitors can go aboard the Croaker to see her two torpedo rooms and control room. A seaplane takes off from a dock near the submarine for sight-seeing trips. Monument at Fort Griswold State Park is in the background.

USS Tullibee
First of the nuclear-powered anti-submarine submarines, the USS Tullibee is shown at see shortly after commisioning at her General Dynamics Corporation's Electric Boat Division dock in Groton, Conn. Carrying the smallest crew of any nuclear ship - six officers and fifty men - the 273-foot Tullibee is one of the Nevy's newest Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) weapons and is designed specifically to seek out and destroy enemy submarines. She carries more sonar equipment than all U.S. submarines of World War II.

USS Nautilus, the world's first nuclear-powered submarine, underway at sea. The 320-foot Nautilus heralded a new era in submarine and nuclear technology when she was launched by General Dynamics in Groton on Jan. 21, 1954. The USS Nautilus is now a National Historic Monument open to the public at Groton, Connecticut.

Ariel View
U.S. Naval Submarine Base, New London
Groton, Connecticut