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Remembrance of A Roman Holiday Past

roman street, originally uploaded by coolfonzies. Once upon a time I lost all of my luggage in Rome. Through sheer stupidity, through force of habit. Because I behaved as an accidental tourist instead of a seasoned traveler. But that would come later, honed carefully after years of globe-trotting. Fresh out of a semester abroad in […]

I Used To Be Tom Waits

I Used To Be Tom Waits, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. ..but then I decided to slum it at this puppet theater somewhere in Brooklyn. And put on a happy face for once. And kinda love on the camera. And become about 20 years younger. And I still have a voice like it was soaked in […]

Cigar Girl

Cigar Girl, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. so smart so quick-witted so organized with such a good eye for what looks good that you just wish she could be your wife.

He takes pictures & looks askance

He takes pictures & looks askance, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. Then he gets drunk. And takes pictures so amazing you’ll be green with envy, even as he staggers into you and announces: “I need another beer. Now which way is it to the subway again?” That’s when you remind him that he’s the one from […]

Would You Scratch Behind My Ears Please?

Would You Scratch Behind My Ears Please?, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. Ahhh, thank-you. I can never resist a French Bulldog and their little bat ears. Or most breeds of dog, for that matter. Can’t seem to find the time to write a long post lately, so I’m recycling photos from my April trip to New […]

Shaken, Not Stirred

Shaken, Not Stirred, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. I met retired New York City police officer Gilberto Isac Flores Concepción at The Cuba Cafe in Chelsea. He laughed when I asked if I could take his picture. “Ain’t nobody want my photo,” he smiled. But I did. In fluent English and Spanish, Mr. Concepción told me […]

Up North

We took a little trip up to the North Country. Come on, all ya’ll. Let’s go for a little ride. Without him, travel just ain’t no fun. Taz in harness in our truck. We headed up a ways north this past weekend, to the Southern tip of Lake Champlain. I randomly selected a campground plucked […]