Washington Square Park on a Sunday

Another stop I made in Manhattan last Sunday was at Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village. The park looked great on this nearly perfect summer day. Whenever I visit this park these days and can’t help but admire how much it has been been improved in last ten years or so. I’m old enough to remember what this park was like back to late 70’s and 80’s when it dirty and and dangerous and not a welcoming place.

Photo taken with iPhone SE

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NBA Finals 2017: Warriors vs Cav’s

Golden State Warriors -240

Cleveland Cavaliers     +200

So, we are finally here, round three of Warriors vs Fav’s. The long awaited third chapter of this era defining rivalry is set to start and looks like it will a competitive series. Fortunately, both teams are healthy and hopefully it stay that way because I think all true basketball fans want to see how these two teams do against each other when they are at full strength.

This should be a very entertaining series, but I don’t see how the Cav’s win unless the Warriors lose Durant or Curry as a result of an injury. I think games will be close, but I think the Warriors win in 5 or in 7 in a worse case scenario.
I think the Warriors are a pretty solid bet at -240

NBA Playoffs – 2017

I really should have published my NBA playoff prediction post right before the playoffs started, but things have pretty much played out as I thought they would and it looks like the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavs are headed to a rematch in the Finals. That is what a predicted in the pre-season and I’m sticking with that, although I would concede that each team could face some serious challenges along the way. However, baring the loss of a key player to injury, I don’t see either teams being defeated within their own conference.

Mt. San Jacinto State Park

Here a few pictures that I recently dug up from trip I made to Mt San Jacinto State Park, CA back in 2006, which predates the start of this blog, which I started in 2009. Mt San Jacinto is located immediately west of Palm Springs. At a height of 10,834 it is the second hight peak in Southern California.

From the Palm Springs side of the mountain the only way up is via Palm Springs Aerial Tram. The ride up is really breathtaking.

 

 

My Favorite Photos of 2016

After lengthy deliberation I have selected the photos that I took in 2016 that are my favorites. I originally published this post with 10 photos, but soon after decided I needed to   add a few because 10 just wasn’t a large enough group to represent my favorites.

Most of the pictures I selected were right here in Easton, PA, along with a few in Montclair, NJ, where I once lived, and New York City, another former home city of mine.

All photos with my iPhone SE or my iPad Pro 9.7.

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Nisky Cemetary, Bethlehem, PA
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Spring Garden St., Easton, PA
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Painters on the Lehigh River, Easton, PA
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Centre Square, Easton, PA
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Old Passenger Train Station, Easton, PA
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Fall in Easton, PA, Route 611
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Toll Bridge, Route 22, Easton, PA

Group II

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Lower Manhattan from Governors Island
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One WTC from the South
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Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center
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St Francis Xavier Church, 16th St., Manhattan

Group III

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Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, Montclair, NJ
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Presby Gardens at Mountainside Park, Montclair, NJ
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Gardens at Van Vleck Estate, Montclair, NJ
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Ticket Windows at Hoboken Terminal