Category Archives: U.S.A.

Church cemetery

As a kid I watched the Gothic soap opera Dark Shadows daily and, like many, was obsessed with Barnabas Collins, the resident Gentleman Vampire. In this video, actor Jonathan Frid, known for his role as Barnabas Collins, narrates verse in … Continue reading

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Merry Go Round

Few things represent summertime better than amusement park rides, and one of the staples of every amusement park is the carousel — commonly referred to as the “merry-go-round.” One summer evening a couple of months ago, I took a ride … Continue reading

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Smarties

I’ve always liked college towns. A recent trip to Boston brought to mind this line in a scene from the movie (often referred to as the “mockumentary”) “This is Spinal Tap,” where Tap keeps having their gigs cancelled in city … Continue reading

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Cemetery hearts

“Behold and See as you Pass By As you are Now so Once was I As I am Now you soon will Be Prepare for Death and Follow Me.” On the grounds of St. Paul’s Chapel in lower Manhattan, New … Continue reading

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Vintagio* mini-films

A few years ago I got really into making little mini-movies with an app I was playing around with at the time called Vintagio*.  I would find something of interest to shoot with my iPhone camera, record a few minutes … Continue reading

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Small towns

On a recent drive along Route 78 East in Pennsylvania, I passed a roadside attraction I’d driven past a million times before without stopping.  It’s called Roadside America Miniature Village. It’s a museum of miniatures built over decades by a … Continue reading

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