Friday, April 24, 2009

MORE Angels Flight Railway

These images are slide dupes, so the quality isn’t too hot, but I got them anyway. They are supposedly from 1955, and were stamped Robert McVay. Not sure if he was the original photographer or not.

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Friday, April 10, 2009

Little Italy: The San Diego Branch

I go to Little Italy frequently, and not just because I am 50% Italian. My favorite camera store is located smack-dab in the middle of Little Italy: Nelson Photo Supplies. Customer service for camera freaks doesn’t get any better than this!

On a recent trip, I found one new reason to go there: Buon Appetito. Besides the fact that the food is out of this world (save room for the Strawberry Tiramisu), the service is extraordinary as well. Without going into great detail, because of problems with my party not getting there on time and the numbers changing, I had to switch tables 3 times...and they were extremely gracious each time. HIGHLY recommended!

One more shot from Little Italy to round out the post:

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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

The Postman Always Rings Twice

After a little hiatus, I am back to the canvas again. Thanks to the generosity of Lana Turner’s daughter, Cheryl Crane, I am painting a way cool shot of Lana & John Garfield from the classic MGM film noir, “The Postman Always Rings Twice.” The photo was published in her beautiful tribute to her mother, LANA: The Memories, the Myths, the Movies. I highly recommend this book if you are an admirer of Lana Turner’s. To see more of my art, visit my regular website.

Monday, April 06, 2009

The Isle of Capri

The Isle of Capri is one of those places that really resonated with me. It was so beautiful, unspoiled (for the most part), and relaxing, that I felt like I could stay there for years...if I could only afford to!

One of the best ways to see its breathtaking beauty is by ski-lift. Soaring over vineyards, your feet almost dangling in the grapes.

For those scared of heights, the views from the top is worth a little sweat:

One must-see at Capri is the Villa San Michele; one can only imagine what it would be like to live in a fantasy home like this. Spectacular views that never end, nestled in a hilltop retreat hidden by the growth of trees and greenery.

Another must-see is the Blue Grotto; the water inside glows an electric blue. Photos cannot capture it, although I tried.

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