Category Archives: Photography by Madelaine Cappuccio

*Ready, Aim……..*

FIRE!  The person that was explaining about this cannon warned everyone to cover their ears because this was much louder than the previous cannon.  Well, I had to take a photo, didn’t I?  So I didn’t listen to the nice … Continue reading

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*Soldier Boy*

An oldie but goodie by The Shirelles. Click to enlarge .

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*Beacon II*

This is the Portland Head Lighthouse in Maine shown from a different vantage point.  The original posting is HERE. Click to enlarge

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*Spectacles*

I don’t know for sure, but the last time I heard them referred to as spectacles was probably from my grandmother.  And how long ago was this sign made?  The phone number doesn’t even have an area code!  There’s more … Continue reading

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*Big Moe*

Meet “Big Moe”.  This was the first time I’d seen Big Moe up close and personal.  I’ve passed him hundreds of times and he looked so lonely and abandoned, just sitting out in the elements. Who knows how many lives … Continue reading

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*October in the Railroad Earth*

It’s a poem by Jack Kerouac, who was a writer during the “Beat Generation.”  Would that have made him a beatnik?  I think beatniks came before hippies.  lol  You know hippies, right?  Anyway, I took this photo while on vacation … Continue reading

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*Textures*

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*Swan Song*

Not really.  I checked and this is what I found: “This idea comes from the legend that, while they are mute during the rest of their lives, swans sing beautifully and mournfully just before they die.  This isn’t actually the … Continue reading

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*Gossip*

” Have you seen that new fellow’s uniform? Its so garish!”” Click to enlarge

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*The Big Apple*

aka – The Greatest City in the World….The City That Never Sleeps….The City So Nice They Named It Twice….Empire City….Gotham….believe it or not, you can find 92 more HERE. Click to enlarge  

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*Feathery Flora*

The generic, growing on the side of the road kind. Click to enlarge

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*Skyscraper*

I loved this view when I saw it but I can’t ID the building.  It was taken from Brooklyn looking over to Manhattan. Click to enlarge

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*Rays*

I took this somewhere off the coast of New England last month. It looked the same no matter where we were! Click to enlarge

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*#%`^#~*

I TOLD YOU NOT TO LIGHT THAT MATCH! Click to enlarge

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*The Kool-Aid Dude*

“Kool-Aid, Kool-Aid, tastes great, wish we had some, can’t wait!”  Does that sound familiar to anyone?  Here’s one of the other new balloons you’ll see in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Kool-Aid Dude. If you do see him in … Continue reading

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*Klompen?*

You know those wooden clogs worn by the Dutch?  Well, they’re called klompen. There are some small villages where klompen are still worn, but they are used only outdoors.  I don’t know, they look really uncomfortable to me! Click to … Continue reading

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*Old Soldiers Never Die*

They just fade away.  I’m not quite sure, but I think this gentleman might have been one of the original soldiers in the Revolutionary War. Click to enlarge

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*Big Rock Candy Mountain*

The jar was labeled “Flavored Rock Sugar on a Stick.”  75 cents.  There’s no cents sign on the keyboard!  Didn’t there used to be one? Click to enlarge

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*Behind the Red Door*

Interestingly enough the movie, ‘Behind the Red Door,’ is about a photographer. Click to enlarge

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*School Days*

I don’t know about you, but my elementary school did not look anything like Lunenburg Academy in Lunenburg, Canada.  It used to be a private school and is now public.  It’s certainly unique! Click to enlarge

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*Abandoned Dreams*

….scattered among the dead and dying leaves, in the midst of nowhere, waiting for the comfort of the winter snow to blanket them. Click to enlarge

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*A Horse with No Name*

Another oldie but goodie, this one by the band ‘America.’   By the way, I’m sure this horse does have a name. I just don’t know what it is.  😉 Click to enlarge .

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*Polar Bears*

No, not the beautiful white, furry ones found in the Alaska, Canada, Russia, Denmark, and Norway.  These bears are members of  The Coney Island Polar Bear Club, the oldest winter bathing organization in the United States. Thy swim in the … Continue reading

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*The Brooklyn Bridge*

There was another Brooklyn Bridge believe it or not! It was Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge and they are a huge blast from the past. They were a singing group best known for their hit  “The Worst That Could … Continue reading

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*Wooden Boats*

Wooden ships on the water…..very free and easy. CSN Click to enlarge

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*Pardon me, would you have any Grey Poupon?*

“The Knoll – center of social life in Sussex” by artist Peter Bresnen.  That’s the title of this mural, one of the many Murals of Sussex, a town in New Brunswick, Canada.  It’s a lovely town filled with guess what?  … Continue reading

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*Quittin’ Time*

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*Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign*

“Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind.”  The Five Man Electrical Band  Ummmmm…..anyone?  An oldie but goodie??  Any aging hippies out there? HERE’S the video of it on You Tube. Click to enlarge  

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*Picturesque*

A quaint little fishing village in Nova Scotia. Click to enlarge

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*Perspective*

Here’s a different view of Po. Click to enlarge Before a balloon can fly on Turkey Day, the new recruits must undergo their official outdoor test flight.  Macy’s Balloonfest is the official unveiling an test flight of the Parade’s new … Continue reading

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*Sneak Peek*

Here’s a sneak peek at one of the brand new balloons that will be in Macy’s 84th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade. They do a trial run of the newest additions every year.  Meet Kung Fu Panda (aka Po) – coming … Continue reading

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*Escort*

This little pilot boat escorted us out of one of the ports we went to.  Unfortunately I can’t remember which one! Click to enlarge

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*Big Red Barn*

Click to enlarge   By the big red barn In the great green field There was a pink pig Who was learning to squeal.   A favorite children’s book by Margaret Wise Brown.  You can read the rest of this … Continue reading

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*Dinghies*

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*Beacon*

Portland Head Light, Cape Elizabeth, Maine~Commissioned by George Washington~completed in 1791 Click to enlarge

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*One Hundred and Two*

years old and located in Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada.  They sure don’t make them like they used to!  🙂 Click to enlarge   What stories could these bridges tell If they could only talk? They’d tell us of the ones … Continue reading

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*Scavenger Hunt*

The camera club I belong to had a photo scavenger hunt Halloween morning.  We were broken up into pairs and given a list of 25 things to photograph with one of us in each photograph.  One of the fun things … Continue reading

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*RIP*

Taken in a REALLY old graveyard in Boston. Some of the headstones date from the 1600’s.  I thought it was the perfect posting for Halloween! Click to enlarge

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*Anchors Aweigh…….*

Taken on a wharf in Nova Scotia…. Click to enlarge

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*Interloper*

There’s just something about this big guy that doesn’t belong there! Click to enlarge

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*One If by Land, Two If by Sea*

These are the famous words used by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his poem “Paul Revere’s Ride,” to describe the signal used to guide the “midnight ride of Paul Revere” at the start of the Revolutionary War.  Revere had ordered two … Continue reading

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*Theater*

The Shore Theater, built in 1925, was originally known as “Loew’s Coney Island” and served as both a live performance vaudeville venue and a movie house.  You can go HERE to see what the interior looked like and find out … Continue reading

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*Secretariat*

Not really..lol….but you can see a video of the real Secretariat winning the Kentucky Derby in 1973 HERE if you’d like, it really is exciting! Click to enlarge

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*Phalaenopsis aphrodite ‘Plantation’ *

In other words, a white orchid. 🙂 Click to enlarge

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*Ferris Wheel*

A New York City Landmark and  Coney Island attraction….the WONDER WHEEL. In continuous operation since 1920. Click to enlarge

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*Pete’s*

….under the BROOKLYN BRIDGE.  A great place for lunch! Click to enlarge

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*Ladies & Gentlemen*

….children of all ages, welcome to Click to enlarge

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*Really?*

Is it just me or is there something wrong with this picture? This sewer cover weighs at least 75 pounds!.  Made in India????  Come on, how much did just one of them cost to ship over???  LOL  Talk about “Outsourced!” … Continue reading

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*The Eiffel Tower of Brooklyn*

AKA the (now defunct) Parachute Jump on the Boardwalk in CONEY ISLAND, Brooklyn, NY.  It’s pretty cool and you’d be surprised at its beginnings.  You can check it out HERE if you’re curious and also check out the STUNNING BLACK … Continue reading

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*Hot Dog Stand*

A really big hot dog stand! Built in 1916, this is Nathan’s Famous Original Restaurant in Coney Island, NY.  HERE’S the story!  Oh, by the way,  the hot dogs are delish!   Click to enlarge

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