The Maccabeats celebrate Hanukkah. Ya gotta love these guys, they’re so un-self-conscious it makes me smile.
More of Alan Taylor’s excellent collection of World War II in Photos.
Many of us have seen numerous collections of photographic documentation of Nazi Germany’s “final solution” of concentration death camps and have little interest in seeing more. Alan Taylor is an excellent photo editor and has put together a well-captioned collection that should send chills down anyone’s spine, Jew and non-Jew.
Human beings are capable of terrible things and it’s important to look carefully at images like these to burn that idea into our brains so that we don’t find ourselves in the same place, yet again.
Given our short cultural memory, coupled with the number of people who have no clue that this ever happened, I’m not confident we won’t repeat it in one form or another.
Joel Meyerowitz has a show up at the Tremaine Gallery at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut that’s well worth seeing if you’re in the area: The City Resilient. The images are spectacular: the superb photography and large scale increases the dramatic impact of the scale of the destruction at ground zero.
Amazon has the book of these images: Aftermath and the hardback is priced very reasonably.
Here’s a second video on how Meyerowitz got entry to the site which no press was allowed in to at the time.
Joel has a show up right now at Tremaine Gallery at Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut: The City Resilient.
Within a few days of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, Meyerowitz began to create an archive of the destruction and recovery at Ground Zero and the immediate neighborhood.
The path of Irene’s eye will take it pretty close to our house. Looks like Torrington, Connecticut will be where the eye hits. Mt. Greylock near Pittsfield, Massachusetts where we were the other day will get hammered this afternoon.
Town truck just went by with a snow plow on it, scraping up downed branches on the road of which there are plenty.
Warren, Connecticut. Standing on the bridge I made out of telephone poles and 2x pre-Irene (yesterday). Stream running from recent rain but nothing big yet. This stream’s entire drainage is less than a mile before it joins another stream 1/4 mile down from this.
This is 3/4 of a mile of watershed drainage.
Standing on the bridge this morning. Stream getting fuller, making a lot of noise.
The eye of the storm won’t hit for another 6 hours so the stream will most likely top our bridge which I’m standing on as I take this (getting soaked).
Standing near the bridge yesterday, pre-Irene.
Standing near the bridge today, during the beginning of Irene. Water will most likely top the bridge, shouldn’t wash it away (telephone poles are heavy) but who knows?
Our stream is almost overflowing. Not going out to shoot it, rain a bit too hard and the wind is picking up. The eye won’t be here until 2 pm EST (it’s now about 7 am).
We should be clear of the storm this evening but if we have no power it may be a few days. Oh boy, camping in the living room.
I think we’re about to lose power… Sigh.