This was a walk with "Walks & Rambles in RI" meetup group along the Blackstone River Bikeway. We started at the tourist information center on I295 and trekked our way towards Pratt Dam passing by Ashton Mill and historic district.
Last Saturday was the 8th Annual Arab American Cultural Street Festival which is the official kick-off to New York City’s Annual Arab Heritage Week. NAAP-NY has been organizing this street festival since its inception.
The festivities included an interesting and diverse array of live music & dance, food(of course) and several businesses/activities from all parts of the city and the Arab world.
Inspired by the adaptation of Robert Burns’ song for organ by Arvo Part, this was a hike to Mount Taurus on the Hudson river Valley with a hiking meetup group last Sunday in the early AM. The video clip was shot along Metro North Hudson Line and the photos were taken around the white and yellow trails.
If, like me, you have a passion for Internal Combustion Engines, then you must have heard of Scantic Valley Antique Engine Show held annually at Four Town Fair Grounds of Somers, CT.
The show includes farming equipment(some of which goes back to the early 1900s), classic cars and all sorts of engines(rotary,two stroke, four stroke,..etc). The sky was amazingly beautiful on that day and granted some really nice shadows inside the endless engine compartments.
This was another Brooklyn expedition with NYC Photo Outings group last Saturday. We started at Smith and 9 street Subway Station(F & G) and roamed the streets of Red Hook. I managed to capture some video after the outing where the cloud formations were dramatic and quite fascinating.
The Hartford Area Hiking meetup group took it to Kent Falls yesterday with Larry leading. This was one of the easy hikes with many scenic views of Kent Falls State Park. We made a few stops along the red trail and Larry shared his information on the plants and history of the area(can be seen in video clip 2 in the playlist below).
This was an outing with NYC Brainiacs to Philly on March 27th 2010. In this clip, you will see the streets of Philly around Washington Square before a ranger from the National Park Service takes us on a tour of Pennsylvania State House(commonly known as Independence Hall) where the Declaration Of Independence and The United States constitution was signed.
This was a day trip with NYC Brainiacs last Sunday. We spent a few hours touring the private mansion and later the lab complex(Invention factory) in West Orange, NJ.
I was not aware of the vast number of inventions that Thomas Edison had worked on. It was mind boggling to hear all the stories from the tour guides and how different America and the world had become because of this genius. I managed to capture ten video clips in total for that day:
1- Touring the greenhouse
2- Inside the Mansion’s first floor: Henry Pedder Library, reception & drawing, indoors conservatory & Dining rooms
3- Inside the Mansion’s first floor: Family Den, Servants quarter, private den and master bedroom on the second floor
4- Second Floor:Theodore Edison’s room, VIP guest suite, Anderson’s painting(The Morning After the Ball) and then Black Maria at the Lab complex
5- Thomas Edison’s Building 5: The Library, first(main hall in the factory), second(Precision machines workshop) and third(Phonograph collection) floors
6- Live Phonograph Demo(featuring Jonathan Wolfson with his remix of “Mary had a little lamb”)
7- The Chemistry lab:
You may watch the full series in the order it was filmed through the following playlist: