As the Internet (notably Social Media) evolves at a
rapid pace, maintaining a personal website continues to involve incredible
amounts of time, of which we always seem to have less. This page
features access to various galleries including some hosted at Facebook
(links below allow anyone to view the albums, even if you are not a Facebook
user). In an effort
not to post every photo ever taken on the likes of Facebook (or Twitter, Instagram, etc.), I
still try to reserve some for my own site, for all to enjoy. This area
serves as a gateway to some of these newly formed galleries. Surprise
yourself and click a photo of interest below, or choose by category or description.
All images are copyrighted to me.
Galleries Hosted @ drakkar91:
Campbell Inn, Roscoe New York, in the Catskills (July 2014) - The
century old hotel sits secluded in the Catskill Region of New York State.
Built in the very early 1900's, the hotel now sits unoccupied and vacant
awaiting rebirth of the area. It's survival is at best questionable,
with most developers likely to choose demolition over restoration. But time
will tell. These images were captured during my personal exploration
of the Inn (with permission to access the grounds).
Region Exploration in Liberty, Monticello and Roscoe New York (July 24,
2014) - I visited these 3 towns during a quest to explore the Campbell
Inn of Roscoe (its' own album). I captured these once grand American
resort areas, and as you'll see they exist today in varying states of
health. What does the future for these and many other former Catskill
resorts hold? Until we start re-investing in America, I think we will
see the continued deterioration of cities and towns throughout America.
Beachwood Shopping Center, Bayville NJ (July 2012) - Once the "town
center", this abandoned shopping center in Bayville NJ remains the center of
controversy. In it's day, the center hosted everything residents needed
- Woolworth's, Thrift Drugstore, Sears Appliance Store, Hardware & Lumber
Store, Foodfair Grocery Store, a Barber Shop and Many More Stores. As
of July 2014, further decayed from the onslaught of Superstorm Sandy, the
center still stands, expect where it has collapsed on itself.
Summer 2012 - MN Renaissance Festival, State Fair & Urban Exploring
- A mixed subject gallery featuring 2 annual Minnesota summer traditions mixed
with artistic photography and images captured around the city of Minneapolis.
Travel & Events...
California, Shelter Island and Hotel Del Coronado - 40 plus images from
my business/pleasure trip to the lovely city of San Diego. Photos include
the Hotel Del Coronado, downtown San Diego and Shelter Island.
1st Car Cruise of 2012,
North St Paul Minnesota - Each Friday evening from June to September,
the town of North St Paul hosts a weekly classic car cruise. It's like an
immediate trip back in time.
Trip To San Antonio Texas,
June 2012 - I enjoyed this trip through thanks to the kind folks at Best
Western for the work I do on one of my accounts. I extended my stay by
2 days and explored this historic and unique city.
1987 RCA TV Receipt
and Manual - Hysterical!
Friends & Family...
Family and Friends - An
eclectic mix of images, most from the 1990's, a few older, some newer!
The Cats - Just as it sounds, an early
photo album featuring family cats.
The 2000's - Another
early album style (to be updated), this is a wide assortment of friends and
places from about 2004 to 2012.
Public Galleries Hosted @ My Personal Facebook
Page (Facebook Account Not Required to View These Albums):
Seaside Heights New Jersey (June 2014) - Images captured early in the
2014 summer season along the boardwalk and around the towns of Seaside
Heights & Seaside Park.
The Clarion Hotel Gallery - East Windsor NJ (1988 & 1989) - A collection
of images from my time while working as Resident Manager at the hotel. It
was one of those rare places of employment where the team truly was like an
extended family. We keep talking of a reunion...
San Francisco 2012 and The Folsom Street Fair - A few images collected
from another work trip extended for a few days of personal relaxation and
exploration in San Francisco.
Cancun Mexico, January 2012 - Images from my first trip to Mexico.
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