My National Aquarium and Inner Harbor trip to Baltimore, Maryland was in May. It had been my 2nd visit there since way back in about 1992. Ticket prices for admission were about $22.00 then, and is $39.00 now with longer lines, especially on a Sunday.
Great White Shark at the National Aquarium
Tons of sharks at the National Aquarium
Fascinating to observe tropical fish and their amazing colors
Turtles at the National Aquarium, and they are plentiful.
BMA, Baltimore Museum of Art
* an outstanding collection , and very under rated
one of many Henri Matisse works at the BMA
European Master's at the BMA with one of its elegant frames
I had an amazing Sunday brunch in South Florida back in early March at the historic and breathtaking ' Breakers ' in Palm Beach. Breathtaking both exterior and interior. Photo is the front entrance on a picture perfect day that was mostly sunny and about 80 degrees, as I escaped the nasty northeastern winter.
Fountain at Breakers in beautiful Palm Beach
Digitally illustrated Palm trees in the foreground that I illustrated and made into a postcard for the famous Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles
Walter O'Malley's Dodgers who arrived in Los Angeles in 1965,
after spending years in Brooklyn, NY
SHOPPING IN A BYGONE ERA
I recently came across an interesting website that showcases department stores. I have always been intrigued by the concept and was fortunate to visit many throughout my childhood and early adult life. Not many exist anymore, and on this website I found, it discusses and illustrates a large number of them. They are a by-gone era for the most part nowadays, which is disheartening. Remembering the Department Store and the fond memories of so many that are long gone. Being a clothes horse that I am, I truly miss the anchor store of B. Altman in Midtown Manhattan at 34th & Fifth Avenue. The masterpiece of architecture now houses classrooms of an annex for New York University. One also cannot forget its branch stores on Long Island, Northern and Central New Jersey, and Suburban Philadelphia.
Elegant Shopping across the Pond still exists..
Harrod's in the Knightsbridge section of London is magnificent.
Old Photo of Selfridges, Harrod's Competitor
on Oxford Street in Central London
Selfridges today is a grand eddifice.
Selfridges exterior is even more inspiring at night.
Jeremy Piven plays Harry Selfridge in ' Mr. Selfridge on PBS Television ',
chronicling the life of the man who created the fabulous London Department Store.
MY LOVE OF HOLLYWOOD and MOTION PICTURES
* I am a Classic Film Junkie, and Cary Grant is hailed as one my
top 10 Favorite Actors/Actresses
Cary in Monte Carlo, France : The Flower Market scene in the classic film,
' To Catch a Thief ' .. an outstanding movie with amazing location shots on the French Riviera.
Cary in a scene from ' To Catch a Thief ' with fine actor, John Williams, who also played a great role in another Hitchcock masterpiece- ' Dial M for Murder '.
*The still photo here is at Grant's villa in Monte Carlo , which is where the entire film
BASEBALL , AMERICA'S PASTIME
Vintage Photograph of Old Yankee Stadium in the late 1960's
After the 1976 Renovation
Remembering the Old Yankee Stadium at 161st & River Avenue in
the Bronx, N.Y.
*Was torn down in 2010 with the replica new stadium built directy accross from this site.
Night Game at the Old Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY
Lower box seats behind home plate, on a warm summer day for baseball
at the old Yankee Stadium .
The Incomparable Yogi Berra
The Yankee with the most World Series Rings
The Radio Voice of the N.Y. Yankees,
*Michael Kay and John Sterling
N.Y. Yankee radio broadcasting partners at one time on WABC 770AM New York.
* Kay moved to broadcaster on television with
The Yes Network, but John is still behind the microphone doing Yankee games on Sportsradio 66 WFAN.