This blog is a member of the City Daily Photo community that originated with a blog by Eric Tenin from Paris.

Sunday, February 19, 2012


I walk this sidewalk all the time and just noticed the other day that it had  a year stamped into it.    A few wrinkles but not looking too bad for 100+ years.

George F Johnson

Someone placed a few spring flowers in this statue of George F. Johnson 
that is at Recreation Park in Binghamton.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

"Love doesn't grow on trees like apples in Eden - it's something you have to make. And you must use your imagination too.”

 ~Joyce Cary (English Writer 1888-1957)


Thursday, February 9, 2012

When the walls come tumblin' down

Endicott Johnson was a big employer in the Binghamton area and changed the way of life for many of its workers through its welfare capitalism policies.  It operated in the area from the late 19th century into the late 20th century though there was a steep decline throughout the last several decades.    There are several remnants of the old factories that produced all kinds of shoes that are mostly abandoned now.    This one referred to as the "Jigger Factory" used to produce "summer sport shoes".    I think that might mean sneakers.     It is with a bit of melancholy that we watch this factory come down since Endicott Johnson meant so much to the Binghamton area.      

Saturday, February 4, 2012

RIP Truth

Someone has installed this grave stone in their front yard in my neighborhood.     

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

...where the Buffalo roam

February Theme Day : Animals

Found these Buffalo a short drive from Binghamton.  Though they were only free to roam within the confines of an electric fence - they still had quite a bit of roaming room.