Saturday, November 1, 2014

Naples Pier

Swimming.  Sailing.  Sunning.  Fishing.  People watching.
Plenty to do at the Naples Pier.

The Naples Pier has been here since the 1880s when the only way to get here was by boat.

On the first day of each month, City Daily Photo bloggers show photographs based on a theme.
For November, the theme is "landmark."  Click here to see other interpretations.

Friday, October 31, 2014


Wouldn't you like to be a kid again?

My Naples community is home to many retirees and few kids.
I am going to miss having a parade of candy seekers
ringing my doorbell tonight.  

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Guest Photograph: Photo Club

My friend Mike was walking on Barefoot Beach at dusk.  He came across a
bunch of guys from a photography club and their models.

Great iPhone photo, isn't it?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


The Philharmonic Orchestra of the performance-hall-that-cannot-be-named-because-photography-is-not-permitted opened its season last weekend under a new music director.  

Tchaikovsky's Capriccio Italien opened and Brahms' Symphony No. 1 in C Minor concluded, but the
highlight was the less well known Symphonie Espagnole by Edouard Lala.  The violin
soloist was Robert McDuffie, whose brilliant playing
had the audience leaping to its feet.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

These Genes Run True

Daughter Holly and Granddaughter Amber flank Loretta.
I ran into these lovely Michiganders at Naples Pier.
Loretta moved here seven years ago
and the others followed.

Monday, October 27, 2014

36 Hours in Naples

It is very hard for a simple blogger to compete with the New York Times.

 The Sunday Times had a feature on Naples yesterday in their weekly column, "36 Hours in . . . 

You have seen some of these places before (like the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and sunset on the beach), and I have been to others without showing photos (like "bha! bha!," the Persian restaurant).

Which places do you want to see in future posts?

Sunday, October 26, 2014


Matt was originally an architect, but the photo printing business his wife Marilu started was
growing and needed help, so he joined her.  This year the business is celebrating its tenth year.

Their showroom has several enlargements of panoramic photographs printed on
polished aluminum.  Wonderful!  The aluminum surface offers great clarity and luminance.
The most amazing thing is that they were all taken with iPhones!!

(Matt is holding an iPhone panorama Marilu took; their two kids are those little figures on the left.)