Thursday, December 23, 2010



-any object, figure, or mark resembling a cross, as two intersecting lines.
(verb [used with object])

- to move, pass, or extend from one side to the other side of (a street, river, etc.).
- to put or draw (a line, lines, etc.) across.

- to mark with a cross.
- to lie or pass across;  intersect.

- to transport across  something.

- to place in the form of a cross or crosswise.
before 1000; Middle English, late Old English cros  < Old Norse kross  < Old Irish cros  (< British Celtic ) < Latin crux; see crux
Photos: Tracy Cistone. 

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Steamtown Museum


- water in the form of an invisible gas or vapor.
- water changed to this form by boiling, extensively used for the generation of mechanical power, for heating purposes, etc.

(verb [used without object])

- to emit or give off steam or vapor.

- to generate or produce steam, as in a boiler.
- to move or travel by the agency of steam.


- heated by or heating with steam: a steam radiator.

- propelled by or propelling with a steam engine.

- operated by steam.

- conducting steam: a steam line.
Many posts after this will be made of a series of photos I took at the Steamtown Museum in Scranton, PA on December 22. I thoroughly enjoyed photographing the lines in this place. 

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Poughkeepsie, NY.

I went to Poughkeepsie, NY for my cousin's wedding.
Before the celebrations, I walked over an old train bridge that had been converted into a walkway.
There was quite a view.

Photos: Tracy Cistone

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Vanderbilt Mansion

I was lucky to get in the last tour of the day. It ended just in time for us to catch the sun setting. The colors of the sunset contrasted beautifully with the dark, unlit mansion.

(Pictures: Tracy Cistone)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Visit to Austin, Texas.

While I was visiting my parents in Houston, I made a trip to Austin to visit a friend and show a couple of my NY friends the town.
It was great fun. Wandering in the parks. Boot hunting. Antique shopping.

Photos: Tracy Cistone