Think Of Me As Just A Dream






Don’t count your memories
Think of me as just a dream
Just like this melody, I sing
— The Doors
(“Ships With Sails” from Other Voices —
credited to “Krieger, Densmore, Manzarek”)


Quote from: My Life Was Saved By Rock And Roll
by Thomas Altfather Good

Equipment: Praktica LTL / Zeiss aus Jena DDR Tessar 50mm f2.8






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Boardwalk Empire Locales






Long before Martin Scorsese took an interest in the Kreischer Mansion as a locale for the Boardwalk Empire pilot episode the structure was already famous. Around 1885, a Bavarian immigrant, wealthy bricklayer Balthasar Kreischer, built twin mansions — one each for two of his sons: Charles and Edward. Edward Kreischer shot himself in 1894, allegedly over problems with employees at the family’s brick factory. His mansion burnt down in the 1930s.
The surviving structure is alternately called the Kreischer Mansion and the Charles Kreischer House. It is located in the Charleston section of Staten Island (the area called Kreischerville prior to the Great War).
The Kreischer Mansion is reputed to be haunted by Edward’s wife – she never got over her husband’s suicide…





More recently, the FBI found a body on the grounds of the mansion – the victim of a murder. In 2009, Joseph Young, the mansion’s caretaker — and Bonanno crime family associate — was convicted of murder for luring Robert McKelvey to the deserted grounds in April 2005. Young stabbed, strangled and drowned McKelvey before cutting up the body and tossing the remains into the furnace. The ashes were hidden in the septic tank but were later recovered by the FBI. McKelvey, a mobster himself, had been killed for offending local Bonanno crew chief Gino Galestro. The FBI looked for additional bodies but found none.

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Tail Lights

Shot Of The Day: August 30, 2013





QOTD: A man in a passion rides a horse that runs away with him.
— Dr. Thomas Fuller

Quote from The Hip Pocket Guide To Offbeat Wisdom by William Sauer





Backstory: The 1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1 was the finest car ever made. Not the fastest, not the most expensive, but an archetype from my youth that continues to inspire and haunt me. Thanks to Steve Synosky for sharing my passion – and his car. It was particularly great that not only I, but my son, got to ride in my favorite car — in 2013. — TAG

Equipment: Praktica MTL3 / Pentacon 50mm f1.8





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Portrait of Susan

Shot Of The Day: August 29, 2013





QOTD: Do not the most moving moments of our lives find us all without words?
— Marcel Marceau

Quote from The Hip Pocket Guide To Offbeat Wisdom by William Sauer

Backstory: My neighbor’s yard has dozens and dozens of Black Eyed Susans – the entire yard has been take over. I think it’s great. — TAG

Equipment: Nikon D40X / 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 G


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Theoretical

Shot Of The Day: August 28, 2013





QOTD: We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
— Walt Kelly

Quote from The Hip Pocket Guide To Offbeat Wisdom by William Sauer

Backstory: The best guitarist I ever worked with – his trials made him the artist and the fine person he is. — TAG

Equipment: Canon EOS Rebel T3 / EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III


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Chromogenic

Shot Of The Day: August 26, 2013





QOTD: Are we not men?
— Mark Mothersbaugh

Quote from The Hip Pocket Guide To Offbeat Wisdom by William Sauer

Backstory: My daughter grew these chili peppers for me, on our front porch, in the People’s Republic of Staten Island. — TAG

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