Category Archives: photographic

a Manhattan jaunt

    Yesterday, Sunday, November 12, I set out from my house, intending to walk the whole perimeter of Manhattan. It is a walk of around 32 miles and is said to take 12 to 15 hours. I started from … Continue reading

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an island … a city surrounded by WATER

                  photographs by Roger W. Smith       *****************************************************     The photographs posted here above were all taken by me within the past few months in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, … Continue reading

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a trip to Massachusetts (and its disappointing aftermath)

    During the month just ended, I took a trip to Massachusetts to attend the American Literature Association’s annual conference in Boston, and also to take photos of personal interest from the point of view of my personal history … Continue reading

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let them frolic!

        “Sunday: we make it the dullest day in the week when it might be made the cheeriest. Will the people ever come to base ball, plays, concerts, yacht races, on Sundays? That would seem like clear … Continue reading

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The Echoing Green

    Central Park, April 10, 2017 photo by Roger W. Smith       The sun does arise, And make happy the skies. The merry bells ring To welcome the Spring. The sky-lark and thrush, The birds of the … Continue reading

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Central Park

                  Yesterday was a beautiful late summer day. Central Park was uncrowded, quiet, and peaceful. Whole parts of it were virtually empty. It’s hard to believe that you are in the midst … Continue reading

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early morning light, Queens, NYC

    photographs by Roger W. Smith   ********************************************************   I am not, by any stretch of the imagination, a great photographer (my niece Alison B. Smith is), but I love — am fascinated by — the quality of light … Continue reading

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