I took these pictures at the World Trade Center last night. One WTC is in Holiday Season mode. The base the tower changes color from Red to Green and back again. Pretty cool. #NYC, #WTC
I took these pictures of the enormous blast furnaces at the Bethlehem Steel plant, which shut down in 1995. The former steel plant has been converted to a mixed-use development called Steel Stacks, which now includes a movie theater, indoor ice, bar, restraunts and a Sands casino.
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
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
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.
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.
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.