Archive for 2009

Highland Park: Just Passing Through

September 6, 2009

Today, visited Highland Park in Rochester, a stellar example of one of Olmsted’s most hallowed concepts, what he referred to as “passages of scenery.”

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Smoke on Fire

Smoke on Fire

Fortune Small Business, September 2009

It’s the new melting pot: A family of mixed Mexican and Iranian descent has built a thriving Arlington, Tex.-based business selling hookahs made in China.

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This tree was probably a contemporary of Teddy Roosevelt…

August 18, 2009

Walking through Central Park today, after last night’s storm, and tall trees are down everywhere.

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August 4, 2009

Visiting Buffalo to see the work of Olmsted and Vaux. They designed five of this city’s parks. Amazing thing is, 131 years after they first began planning them, not only do these parks still exist, but they remain vital places.

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Whatever Happened to Elektro?

Whatever Happened to Elektro?, January 7, 2009

After creating a sensation at the ’39 World’s Fair, this pioneering robot entered into a long decline.

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