Sep 30, 2012

The Eyes of Ruthin, North Wales

Ruthin has a medieval footprint and more listed buildings than any other market town in North Wales, UK. All roads lead to St. Peter’s Square. Back in the day executions were performed here next to the old courthouse, which is now a bank.

Overlooking the square is the former Myddleton Arms built in the 16th century. It is also known as the "Seven Eyes of Ruthin" because of its seven dormer windows and Dutch style roof. What those “eyes” must have seen throughout the centuries.

The building was for sale when I was there earlier this year. Ruthin is the perfect location to stop for a pub lunch after a leisurely drive through the Welsh countryside.

Sep 23, 2012

Street Scenes: Ghostbusters NYC

I’ve been spending the last few weeks photographing my own city one neighborhood at a time. Strolling through Tribeca the other day I came across the Hook & Ladder No. 8 Firehouse.

Some of you may remember it from the movie Ghostbusters, which was a hit back in the 1980s. The exterior served as the headquarters for the ghostbusting trio.

Apologies if you have the theme song from the movie running through your head the rest of the day. Who ya gonna call?