Saturday, September 24, 2016

by the Bear Mountain Bridge


The original Oktoberfest is a 16–18 day beer festival held annually in Munich, running from late September through the first weekend in October.



Honorary Oktoberfest’s are held all over the world. Selina treated me to a fine one last week upstate by the Bear Mountain Bridge.



We enjoyed a classic meal of W├╝rstl (bratwurst sausages) and  Reiberdatschi (potato pancakes) with sides of caramelized onions, apple sauce and pickled beets. All washed down with lots Spaten, of course.



And then we tried the amazing apple strudel. Delicious! The waffles looked pretty good, too.



Large quantities of German beer are consumed at the original, with an amazing 7.1 million liters served during the 16 day Munich festival in 2010.




With 6.8 million visitors in Munich, enough urinals were installed to run more than half a mile or about 10 city blocks. 





The music at this fest was a mix of oom pah and classic rock hits, and everybody danced and danced.



Yes. It was THIS awesome!


Thanks Selina!!



Friday, September 23, 2016

not your Father’s Pier One



From nycgovparks.org:
“Riverside Park South is the largest new greensward along the west side of Manhattan.”

“These seven acres of parkland are the first of 27.5, which will be developed between 72nd and 59th streets.”

“A promontory, esplanade, and winding walkway welcome visitors who wish to enjoy nature and experience the river.”

“Pier I, a 715-foot recreational pier, is built atop the remains of the original wooden shipping pier.”

“Visitors to the pier are surrounded by the river almost completely, experiencing a view of Manhattan and New Jersey once reserved for sailors.”


“Since opening in 2000, Riverside Park South has offered a variety of events that take full advantage of the striking recreational opportunities the Hudson offers.”



and the food ain’t bad, either.




Thursday, September 22, 2016

Clementines

That’s all.





Not really.

MySpace, Twitter and FaceBook announced today they are teaming up to create the next global, social networking enterprise.
It will be called MyTwitFace.







Tuesday, September 20, 2016

More than just red, in REDHOOK

Black White Blue Grey