The Japanese defense forces couldn't stop Godzilla.....I captured the beast!

The Japanese defense forces couldn't stop Godzilla.....I captured the beast!
Spied this over Route 128 on my way home from work. Dirty windshield and strong sun glare I had to darken the image and crop out the sun. That's the only edit to what's probably my worse quality image. I figured some would get a kick out of it so I posted the pic on facebook. A few shares later it's gone world wide! Who would of thunk it?

Why I created this......

Born and raised in Gloucester, Ma fishing gets in your blood. Surrounded by the sea, kids here have a boat almost as much as kids elsewhere have bicycles! As I grew older my fishing ambitions gave way to what's around me. Although I still "drop a line" every so often, my attention wanders to the majesty of the natural light that make this place so special. Never is each day the same. The subjects may be the same but the light from the sea & sky will morph the subject into a form of art. For that reason artists have been drawn to these shores for several hundred years, they followed the light painting and sketching these surroundings. What artists capture with paint on canvas, I attempt to capture with a click.....if I'm lucky!

I guess that's a sort of Fish'n!

Jay Albert

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Message ON a Bottle !

History ON a bottle! A co-worker of mine told me of an increadable story about the bottle shown below. Back in the turn of the 20th century a common practice for even the smallest "mom & pop" liquor establishments was to create their own label for many different kinds of spirits that they sold. The bottle below "Holland Gin" was one of those,sold by P.Londergon & Company located on the corners of Hancock & Rogers Streets. What makes this bottle so special is that it was the last bottle sold before Prohibition! And no one drank it! Maybe one reason is that "Holland Gin" is flavored with turpintine! But the real reason is kind of spooky. When my co-worker's family bought their home some time ago, the 3rd floor of the house was sealed. The previous owners were the family of P. Londergon. On the 3rd floor was a grand parents apartment. When the grandfather died sometime back in the 20's,no one ever ventured up there again! Not until the house was sold about 60 years later! When the new owners ventured upstairs,they found the entire apartment a time capsule! There was even dirty dishes in the kitchen sink! The estate attorney ended up with most of the belongings and the new owners this bottle. If anyone knows the value of this bottle, my buddy would love to hear from you.



1 comment:

Steve B said...

This is a really cool piece of history!

"Glosta Logic"

It's not "soda" and not "pop" or even "soda pop" it's "tonic"!
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It's a "rotary" not a "roundabout"!
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"Going up the line" is a term used when leaving the island!
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A "jigga"is a homemade powerless go-cart!
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It's not "Break Time or Coffee Break" it's "Mug-up"!
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It's not a "water fountain" it's a "Bubbla"!
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