Monday, July 28, 2008
Heh. That bear is a real ham.
This baby monkey, on the other hand, was decidedly more shy:
(Both photos taken at the Buffalo Zoo on Saturday.)
Friday, July 25, 2008
Do you think they sit around and complain about how their governors are jerks? ;)
Also: how many Eliot Spitzer jokes will there be?
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
It's not every day you see Vladimir Lenin staring at you while you walk down the street. :) Well, unless you walk down 17th Street between Wazee and Wynkoop every day, I guess...
Monday, July 21, 2008
Actually, that guy is apparently a long-time regular on the corner of 17th & Broadway, according to a couple of locals I talked to. I guess his signs used to target exclusively Bill and Hillary Clinton; he's just recently branched out into Obama-bashing.
Then there's this guy, who was standing just off the 16th Street Mall, repeatedly and loudly warning that "Bill Clinton will send Al Qaeda to Denver with Weapons of Mass Destruction":
He also mentioned something about Ebola, and later, Vince Foster. And each rant ended with, "Open your eyes, repent, and be saved," or words to that effect. Very odd.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
I object in principle to this sticker's message. How am I, personally, helping to "avoid costly drive offs" by pre-paying? I wouldn't have driven off anyway, even if I'd paid after pumping! And people who would drive off, won't heed the sticker's request to pre-pay. So, who is this message geared toward, exactly?
This has been today's annoying-stickler-for-details post...
Monday, July 14, 2008
Regular, long-time readers will remember that photo -- it shows the Empire State Building on August 14, 2003, the night of the Great Northeast Blackout. It's part of my just-uploaded Blackout of 2003 set on Flickr.
It's also part of my general New York City set. (Speaking of which, a lyrical hat tip to TMBG for the title & opening line of this post.) And the NYC set is itself a part of my slowly-but-surely growing "Places I've lived" collection on Flickr.
So far, my New York photos are all from summer 2003. Here are a few of 'em:
Gay pride parade, Fifth Avenue.
George Washington Bridge, under construction, at sunset.
St. Patrick's Cathedral.
Doesn't this sign just scream "New York"?
Newark at left, downtown Manhattan at right, seen from the Staten Island Ferry.
Much more here. (View as detailed thumbnails -- four pages' worth -- or as a slideshow.)
I'll be adding more NYC photos to Flickr as time goes on -- along with lots of other photos from the last several years, as I work through my photo libraries. Stay tuned!
Friday, July 11, 2008
You can still, of course, access the weekly blog (and its accompanying linklog) easily. Just use the "MY OTHER BLOGS" links at right, or if you prefer, bookmark weekly.brendanloy.com directly.
Oh, and stay tuned for improvements to the commenting system. I'm finally making progress on that front, and I hope to be Haloscan-free by
Anyway... since this is supposed to be a photoblog, here's a photo -- one of my favorite pictures that I've ever taken, in fact. It's a shot of the 9/11 anniversary tributes in the New York City skyline on September 11, 2003, taken from Staten Island:
Thursday, July 10, 2008
The full album -- so far -- is here. Larger thumbnails can be found on the 3-page version: here, here and here. Or you can view the whole album as a slideshow.
Stay tuned for more additions, from 2005 on.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Friday, July 4, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Pal's Sudden Service, Kingsport, Tennessee.
Holiday weekend traffic, Tappan Zee Bridge, New York.
Flying car, somewhere in Pennsylvania.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
The Tinsley Bible Drug Store, where I had lunch. It's basically a combined restaurant and general store. Locals apparently say that "if you can't get it at Tinsley Bible Drugs, you don't need it." Oh, and the food is really good!
The Dandridge Revolutionary War Graveyard. The folks buried here were members of the Hopewell Presbyterian Church, the oldest church in Jefferson County, founded in 1785 when the area was part of the State of Franklin.
A view of the Highway 92 Bridge, Douglas Lake, and the earthen dike that protects Dandridge from being flooded by said lake. When the lake was created by the damming of the French Broad River in 1942, the initial plan was to simply let it flood much of Dandridge -- until, according to Wikipedia, "the citizens of Dandridge appealed to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, pointing out that the town was the only place in the United States named for Martha [Dandridge] Washington."
Full Flickr gallery here.
UPDATE: Welcome, InstaPundit readers, to my brand-new photoblog! I know there isn't a lot here now, but this site will be a prime focus of my blogging energies, now that I've shut down the Irish Trojan blog. [UPDATE: Stylesheet problems fixed. If you previously viewed the linked page when it was messed up, you may need to reload it, and possibly clear your browser's cache.]
Since I'm living in Knoxville, there will undoubtedly be a lot of East Tennessee photoblogging here. So, if you like that sort of thing, you may want to bookmark photo.brendanloy.com and check back occasionally.
In the mean time, you can already view my Flickr galleries of Springtime in Knoxville, Harriman Cruisin', the Porters Creek Trail in the Smokies, Super Tuesday in Knoxville, and various other photo sets. Enjoy!
These ichthys things are everywhere in East Tennessee -- both the actual Christian ones, like this, and also the assorted rebuttals (Darwin, Dogwin, etc.). I really need to gather all my ichthys photos together and create a Flickr album called "The Jesus Fish Wars in Knoxville." :)
Anyway, I took this picture the other day. It was the first time I'd seen an ichthys on a gas-cap door. But hey, with gas prices being so high, maybe it's not a bad idea to remind yourself of your faith while filling up at the pump!