hmmm… in the Catskills, you may need to weave (or knit or quilt) your way to the internet
cooling off on a hot day, after a walk in the woods – Catskills, NY
Breakfast (well, just part of it…) at Wanda’s place, in the Catskills.
(Old and no longer used) Fleischmann’s train station, in the Catskills. Between 1880 and 1920, special trains with rich families from New York City would come to spend summers in these towns in the Catskills. Whole klezmer bands (at the cheaper hotels) or mini-orchestras (at the more posh villas), hundreds of hotels, carriages, fine horses, news of “who was spending the summer where”… The car, and then the possibility of flying, all but destroyed this way of vacationing. Today, the remaining villas are either haunted places, or restored, but rather modest hotels. At Fleischmann’s, the Satmar Hassidim from Brooklyn vacation in the summer. The new community is a mixed crowd of New Yorkers and Mexican immigrants. Great place for really nice walks (woods, nature, bears), with many parallels (really, scaled parallels) to El Ocaso and La Esperanza.
now, pinhole (digital) math is quite another story
We took two pictures for the Camera Obscura 1-inf. project, in little boxes with pinholes. This photograph is just part of the documentation. Park House, Fleischmann’s, Catskills, NY. July 2010.
a self-portrait (by MCC) at the Park House
another view of the Park House – Fleischmann’s – Catskills – NY
inside the Park House, former residence of the Fleischmann’s, now in state of decay / María Clara took a whole series of “haunted” photographs of the interior of that house