Monday, January 02, 2012

For the New Year

   So here we are, 350 years old.  Did anyone attend any of the various seminars and events held commemorating the Island's 350th birthday?  I didn't.  Nothing really caught my eye and then I just sort of forgot about it.  Sort of shameful of me I guess.

   I've been thinking about what to do next as I need an incentive to get me posting more regularly.  I think I've come up with something that'll keep me going and it definitely involves maps - lots of maps.  So we'll see how that goes this week.

   Also, I hope to take and post some pictures of the collapsing Smith Infirmary.  I was driving home over Cebra Avenue the other day and WHAM!  I hadn't known how bad it had become.  I hadn't seen it from that perspective in some time and the caved in roof is pretty terrifying.  I know that eve through last spring people were taking clandestine tours and creeps of the place.  Guess they're feeling pretty lucky right now.  And good luck to the folks hoping to preserve some parts of it.

   So that's what I've got to say for now.  Hopefully I'll get the pictures tomorrow afternoon and I'll get back to posting at least once a week.  It's nice to dream.


deeptanks said...

hey do u have any info on 150 bay st. its the ISLANDER building. i haave a photo studio there and would like to know more about the building.

The Wasp said...

I can't find a map in the 1885 or 1917 sets for the streets around your building. On the 1921 maps 150 Bay is shown as having a printer in the basement and unspecified offices on the other floors.