Sunday, October 20, 2013

Fort Totten Water Battery, Willets Point, Queens, New York, New York

Ft. Totten Officers' Club (now Bayside Historical Society)
Nestled out of sight on Willets Point, Queens, is a massive waterside granite fort, Fort Totten, built in 1861 opposite Ft. Schuyler as a pinch point to protect the East River.  The fort never saw active duty against battle ships.  Militery use discontinued in 1974.

Throg's Neck Bridge to the west

Transport Tunnel (1870)

Arched Casement (cannon room)

Torpedo Magazines (1873)

Granite Arches, Bluestone floors

urban archeology

Water View looking east

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

College Hall (1873)

Furness Library (1890)

"When the Well Runs Dry, We Shall Know the Value of Water"

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn, New York, New York

New World Mall, Flushing, Queens, New York, New York

Häagen-Dazs, of course

Grand Restaurant

downstairs food court

hand made dumplings