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George Brandes's Snapshots

  1. Kennedy
  2. Concorde SST

    Snapshot Title: Concorde SST
    Taken by: George Brandes

    Image: New York Skyline July 4 2009
    Image Owner: George Brandes



    Description:

    One of the British Air Concorde SSTs is on display here.



  3. Verizon Building

    Snapshot Title: Verizon Building
    Taken by: George Brandes

    Image: New York Skyline July 4 2009
    Image Owner: George Brandes



    Description:

    Houses telephone exchanges. There are no windows in this building. Built during a period when telephone buildings were being bombed by a madman.



  4. Empire State Building

    Snapshot Title: Empire State Building
    Taken by: George Brandes

    Image: New York Skyline July 4 2009
    Image Owner: George Brandes



    Description:

    Easily the most famous building in the world. King Kong carried Fay Ray to the top.



  5. Macy's fireworks barge

    Snapshot Title: Macy's fireworks barge
    Taken by: George Brandes

    Image: New York Skyline July 4 2009
    Image Owner: George Brandes



    Description:

    there were 5 barges located between 23rd street and 50th street.



  6. Fireboat

    Snapshot Title: Fireboat
    Taken by: George Brandes

    Image: New York Skyline July 4 2009
    Image Owner: George Brandes



    Description:

    with red, whit and blue spray



  7. Civic Fame

    Snapshot Title: Civic Fame
    Taken by: George Brandes

    Image: Lower New York City Skyline
    Image Owner: George Brandes



    Description:

    The central tower of the New York Municipal Building is surmounted by the heroic figure of Adolph Weinman's "Civic Fame" in copper, 20 feet high, poised on a large copper ball.



  8. Brooklyn Bridge Jumper Fence

    Snapshot Title: Brooklyn Bridge Jumper Fence
    Taken by: George Brandes

    Image: Lower New York City Skyline
    Image Owner: George Brandes



    Description:

    I guess you can't jump from any point higher on the cable.



  9. Pale Male's nest?

    Snapshot Title: Pale Male's nest?
    Taken by: George Brandes

    Image: Central Park New York
    Image Owner: George Brandes



    Description:

    I think this is his nest. Pale Male is the famous Central Park red-tail hawk.



  10. What in the world is this?

    Snapshot Title: What in the world is this?
    Taken by: George Brandes

    Image: Central Park New York
    Image Owner: George Brandes



    Description:

    What big eyes you have?



  11. Alcie in Wonderland

    Snapshot Title: Alcie in Wonderland
    Taken by: George Brandes

    Image: Central Park New York
    Image Owner: George Brandes



    Description:

    Probably the park’s most beloved sculpture, it is a depiction in bronze of a group of our favorite characters from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Perched stage center upon an enor...



  12. Model Sailboats

    Snapshot Title: Model Sailboats
    Taken by: George Brandes

    Image: Central Park New York
    Image Owner: George Brandes



    Description:

    Today there was a nice breeze and the boats were moving pretty fast.



  13. George Washington Bridge

    Snapshot Title: George Washington Bridge
    Taken by: George Brandes

    Image: New York Skyline
    Image Owner: George Brandes



    Description:

    Located very close to the northern tip of Manhattan.



  14. 79th Street Boat Basin

    Snapshot Title: 79th Street Boat Basin
    Taken by: George Brandes

    Image: New York Skyline
    Image Owner: George Brandes



    Description:

    The only place in Manhattan where you can keep a boat.



  15. Waterways Ferry

    Snapshot Title: Waterways Ferry
    Taken by: George Brandes

    Image: New York Skyline
    Image Owner: George Brandes



    Description:

    A great way to see New York. Take the ferry from Weehawken to lower New York. Do you know who was killed in Weehawken? Former Treasury Secretay Alexander Hamilton died on July 12, 1804 after a duel t...



  16. Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

    Snapshot Title: Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
    Taken by: George Brandes

    Image: New York Skyline
    Image Owner: George Brandes



    Description:

    Connects Brooklyn with Staten Island. Opened in 1964 and was the world's longest suspension bridge until 1981.



  17. Intrepid Air Sea Museum

    Snapshot Title: Intrepid Air Sea Museum
    Taken by: George Brandes

    Image: New York Skyline
    Image Owner: George Brandes



    Description:

    It is just back from two years reconditioning and a must see.



  18. Empire State Building

    Snapshot Title: Empire State Building
    Taken by: George Brandes

    Image: New York Skyline
    Image Owner: George Brandes



    Description:

    You need to see this buiding at night.



  19. Vanderbilt Mansion

    Snapshot Title: Vanderbilt Mansion
    Taken by: George Brandes

    Image: Hudson View at Hyde Park New York
    Image Owner: George Brandes



    Description:

    Is one of America's premier examples of the country palaces built by wealthy industrialists during the Gilded Age.



  20. Looking down the Hudson River

    Snapshot Title: Looking down the Hudson River
    Taken by: George Brandes

    Image: Hudson View at Hyde Park New York
    Image Owner: George Brandes



    Description:

    Only 80 miles to New York City.



  21. Hyde Park railroad station

    Snapshot Title: Hyde Park railroad station
    Taken by: George Brandes

    Image: Hudson View at Hyde Park New York
    Image Owner: George Brandes



    Description:

    Hyde Park was the home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the USA.



  22. 3 young ladies without legs

    Snapshot Title: 3 young ladies without legs
    Taken by: George Brandes

    Image: Central Park Conservatory Pond Facing North, New York
    Image Owner: George Brandes



    Description:

    Their legs seem to have walked off without them.



  23. Tugboat

    Snapshot Title: Tugboat
    Taken by: George Brandes

    Image: Central Park Conservatory Pond Facing North, New York
    Image Owner: George Brandes



    Description:

    Just in case the other model boats have a problem there is a tugboat to help out. Check out the authentic features on this boat.



  24. Model boats

    Snapshot Title: Model boats
    Taken by: George Brandes

    Image: Conservatory Pond, Central Park, New York
    Image Owner: George Brandes



    Description:

    Two sailboats and a tug boat.



  25. Pale Male Red-Tail Hawk

    Snapshot Title: Pale Male Red-Tail Hawk
    Taken by: George Brandes

    Image: Central Park Conservatory Pond Facing North, New York
    Image Owner: George Brandes



    Description:

    A great spot to view Pale Male. Usually ,on a nice weekend there will be someone here with photos and a telescope.



  26. Model Sailboats

    Snapshot Title: Model Sailboats
    Taken by: George Brandes

    Image: Central Park Conservatory Pond Facing North, New York
    Image Owner: George Brandes



    Description:

    The Conservatory Pond is famous for the sailing of model sail and motor boats.