Monday, December 29, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Ashokan Bridge and Reservoir

Back of postcard:

New York City Water Supply ~ Ashokan Bridge is 1100 feet long. Water elevation 590 feet above sea level, Capacity 128,000,000 gallons. Length of reservoir 12 miles, width 3 miles, shore line 40 miles, with 10 concrete bridges. Cost $30,000,000; entire system when completed $177,000,000

November Photo

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Summer People

Many camps close down for the winter.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

Barn in Liberty New York



Thursday, September 25, 2008

Travel to The Catskills

Once upon a time there were trains and busy train stations in The Catskills (Old Postcard of Loch Sheldrake Train with a romantic couple.)

The Quickway opened and Brooklynites hopped into their cars for the long drive to their bungalows. The Queen of all rest stops, The Red Apple Rest, was the halfway mark in Tuxedo, NY. The Red Apple is to be reopened someday they say. I spoke to a contractor who said he was hired to start working on the place in a few months (early spring 2009.) There have been some repairs done to the roof just to get it through the winter months.

The Tuxedo Metro North Train Station is almost finished being renovated. The train is on the Port Jervis Line, see maps of train lines here.

Getting to a place like Loch Sheldrake from Manhattan would mean you'd get as far as Middletown, NY and then have to rely on a bus. Hopefully the line will extend one day from Middletown up to Roscoe. They could call it the Fly Fisherman's Flyer.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Bungalow Colony in Liberty NY

Some of the Catskill bungalow colonies remain as summer getaways. This one in the Town of Liberty, near the Town of Fallsburg border, is well kept.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Catskill Requests

The Hippodrome in Loch Sheldrake is closed for the season. These old Catskill cinemas open and close at odd times. Sometimes we think they're gone for good, and someone comes along to save them for another summer season.

The Liberty Diner. Never tried any of the restaurants on this strip which is jokingly called "supersize me way". (Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Burger King etc...)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Back in The Catskills

Approaching Catskill Regional Medical Center on the trip from NYC to the Mountains on The Quickway (17) -- Future Rt.86.

The very last of our plum harvest. we only have two small tress, so we only got six small baskets like this. (yellow plums and these. I forgot the exact names, but both were Asian plum cultivars. Now the leaves are beginning to turn, and soon I'll have some fall foliage shots.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Colors of Summer Fading Fast

Left near a summer camp

Colorful toucans on Main Street

Red White Blue

Bethel / White Lake area.

Colorful Guy at Hippiefest Concert. (He was stoned alright, on Budweiser.)

Friday, September 5, 2008

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Random Pictures

Interior Munson Diner, Liberty (The famous NYC diner was moved upstate and is now open for business.)

Electro Electric of Liberty

Sunbeam which made no sense when I saw it in a Liberty Cemetery, as the day was sunny, the beam glowed though. I wasn't sure the camera would record it.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Liberty & Mt. Tremper

A view of the Village of Liberty from a hilltop.

Leaving Liberty, driving through Grahamsville, past all of the old reservoirs that hold water for New York City, we come to Mt. Tremper where an old silo has been turned into a giant kaleidoscope ~ you go inside and watch the kaleidoscopic show. This picture was taken at the Kaleidoscope Museum. There are workshops (the next one is Sept 6th) where you can learn to make your own kaleidoscope.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Under the Viaduct

Built in 1906 by the Erie Railroad, the viaduct is very impressive. A blogger friend and I walked underneath it for as far as we could.

We first saw it in the distance while on our way to visit Swissette Herb Farm near Salisbury Mills, NY.

It's all in the same mountain range, but the areas of hills and mountains have different names now --here is another shot taken at Storm King, not all that far from the viaduct.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Summer Days

Is this the last week to relax with friends before school begins?

Storm King Art Center is open until November. The 500 acre park is worth visiting in any weather.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Bethel Woods and Sixty Miles Away

It wasn't hard to get photos of couples kissing at the Hippiefest Concert on August 3rd. This was at the Bethel Woods Center, which is located on the site of the Original Woodstock Concert.
--Not to be confused with the Village of Woodstock NY, sixty miles away.

But there often is confusion, and here in Woodstock, stores rake in plenty of dough selling the idea of the Woodstock Concert along with the Sixties in general.

This shop is set up like a big maze -- of clothing and misc. There is no place like it, and if you hate enclosed spaces, don't go inside unless you want to freak out.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Guardians of the Veg

It's good to see kids in trees. (this was a smallish tree on a grassy hill above the market, and the kids are experienced climbers.) They were waiting for their parents, who went to buy fruit and bread. There was an impressive pile of veggies under their tree.

The kids were having fun both climbing and also just sitting, watching the market place below. They agreed to having their picture taken.

Me too, says little brother. Makes you want to climb a tree, and just sit up there, doesn't it?