A photojournal of the Wooster Square neighborhood in New Haven, Connecticut. And, occasionally a photo of New Haven, of course, of course.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church

I've featured St. Michael's before but this night was so spectacular with lighting.  The church sits near the corner of Greene Street and Wooster Place in Wooster Square.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

St. Andrew's Feast

Just a little more of the Feast. It's very small, just a large alleyway but filled with all sorts of Italian yummies and music.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Feast of Saint Andrew, Wooster Square

Over the next few days some photos of the Feast of St. Andrew in Wooster Square.  The Societa di Sant Andrea Apostolo.  Began one hundred years ago by immigrants from Amalfi, Italy the Society named itself after the patron Saint of Amalfi, Andrew.

Music, Warfare and the Soldier's Story

This was an 'idea' at the Int'l Festival of Arts and Ideas.  It's a panel discussion between (left to right) David T. Little, composer of Soldier Songs, a performance about the life of a soldier, Arthur Bloom, creator of Musicorps at Walter Reed Army Medical Center that rehabilitates injured soldiers through music, and Moe Armstrong, a decorated combat vet who helped to start Vet to Vet an educational approach to peer support.  ALL extremely good with significant contributions.  Moderator was John Schaefer, host of WNYC's Soundcheck.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Smokebomb Mondays

Again at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas...On the main stage live at 4:45 pm Smokebomb Mondays.  They are a terrific ska band who brought their own dance troupe (I use that term lightly).
They were really very good!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

International Festival of Arts & Ideas

Every June for two weeks New Haven is a beehive of activity with the International Festival of Arts & Ideas.  There are offerings each day of music, dance, theater, and engaging lectures.  I didn't get to to many but this is the Classical Contemporary Ballet Theatre.
To keep up to date with the festival go to www.artidea.org.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Back home again

Well I think that I've exhausted the photos of San Francisco and we're now back in Wooster Square in New Haven.  This is the overhead street sign heading down Wooster Street. 
It's a beautiful summer's night here in CT.

The Orpheum Theater in San Francisco

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Beautiful Color

The Buddha Exquisite Corp #756

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory

We entered Chinatown searching high and low for the famed Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory to seek our fortunes.  Down a tiny little alley, Ross Alley we finally found it.  Not exactly what we were looking for but I suppose your fortune is never quite in the place where you suppose it will be.
 The factory was a narrow corridor of a thing with three fortune cookie folders working very busily stuffing fortunes into round disks that they then would fold very quickly.  For FIFTY cents we were allowed to take photos.  We were all over that bargain.
We bought a bag of cookies and took our leave.  They were the freshest fortune cookies I've ever eaten.  My fortune...well...let's hope it comes true! 

PS I will get back to showing photos of New Haven and Wooster Square eventually.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011


North of San Francisco is the wonderful city of Sausalito.  It was overcast and misty but that didn't stop lots of tourists.  This man's art was balancing rocks, pebbles and stones.
This fountain was in the center of town and just as happy as can be.  I would be too if I raked in the money that it does from the tourists.  Not that I'm complaining, just sayin'.  It is a very romantic place however.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


I give!  Does anyone know why on some blogs you can get in to comment through Google Account and on some you can't?  I'm having one heck of a time.

Muir Woods

"Muir Woods National Monument is a remnant of ancient coast redwood forests that blanketed many northern California coastal valleys before the 1800's.  Local businessman William Kent bought land in this valley in 1905 to protect one of the last stands of uncut redwoods.  To ensure permanent protection, they donated 295 aces of redwoods to the federal government.  At Kent's request, it was named for the conservationist John Muir." - from US Dept of the Interior National Park Service brochure.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

San Quentin

This is a drive by photo taken from the car.  We're on the Richmond-San Raphael Bridge on our way to Muir Woods.  Here's San Quentin State Prison with Mount Tamalpais or Mt. Tam in the background.

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Mission

The Mission is another neighborhoods in San Francisco.  It's named after the 6th Alta California mission, Mission San Francisco de Asis.  It's quite a neighborhood with all different sorts of people.  It's most known for their murals which are very impressive.  They've even got their own website SF Mission.

By now it was pretty late in the day and remember, this was my first day in San Francisco.  I'd say we covered a lot of ground.