A visit to the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York.  Facing the street is the Eastman residence; adjoining it at the rear is the Museum of Photography.  It’s like seeing two museums on the same property.  Eastman Kodak was a brand name synonymous with Rochester; accordingly the Eastmans were prominent members of Rochester society.  The portrait of George Eastman (1854-1932) was painted by Seymour Millais Stone circa 1920. My photos from August 20, 2015.


Please help. I know this is a long shot but I’m heartbroken and don’t know what to do. This is mystique, and as far as we can tell, she escaped sometime last night through a broken window. (5/7/15). We live on Akron street in Rochester ny. If anyone had seen her please message me, and pass this along. Maybe tumblr can help. At this point, i don’t know what else to do. She’s all i have after moving here a year ago and i can barely type this through my tears . Maybe I’ll think of more in the morning.

Wegmans food waste to energy

Wegmans is a local leader in sustainability by diverting millions of pounds of food waste from landfills and instead is being used for an energy source. Wegmans works with two local farms to turn the greenhouse gas methane into electricity.

Wegmans waste creates enough power to run 300 homes with electricity at any given time. If the Wegmans model could be regionally implemented it could create jobs as well as make Western New York a national example of sustainable living.

Saddened to hear this morning about the passing of David Bowie.  This is no place for an obituary of him but his music has been part of our lives for decades.  Even more compelling than the music was the frame of reference of his lyrics, so often on a higher plane than even the most cerebral of the cosmic stuff of the 1960s-70s.  I will never forget where I was or (ahem) what I was doing the first time I heard “Heroes” which was his great collaboration with Robert Fripp and Brian Eno.

Considering the themes of this blog, especially the recurring upstate New York vein, I thought it was fitting to post his photos from the 1976 arrest in Rochester.  This is certainly not done to disrespect him in any way.  In fact, the frontal shot is a great portrait of him, IMHO. 

His creativity and intelligence left a great mark; he will certainly be missed.

Mugshot comes from the Rochester Subway account of his arrest here.

His New York Times obituary is here.