Monday, August 30, 2010

Greenwood Cemetery: Battle of Brooklyn

I live just below Greenwood cemetery and decided to take advantage of their yearly re-enactment of the battle of brooklyn. Man, was today hot, though! I walked from the bottom of the cemetery up to the main gate at the very top and stayed for about 30 minutes to photograph and watch the events and then walked back. When I got home I was wasted.

The re-enactors had some awesome outfits and great equipment. They fired muskets and cannons and made speeches detailing the history of that battle and the war. I love the expression on the kid in the photo above. He had one of the most elaborate outfits.

After the main re-enactment (with musket fire and stuff) everyone marched up a battle hill. I really felt for this poor woman. She was wearing period shoes and having to walk very slowly and, it looked, a little painfully up the hill.

I feel like this guy should really be careful where he points his cannon. I don't think those things have safety switches.

Downtown Rallies

I photographed a pro and an anti mosque rally in downtown recently. I'm really happy with how the photos came out and gothamist picked them up for an article.

Waffleizer Inspired

Chris put in a request for the waffled french toast for his birthday breakfast. I'm actually not a huge french toast fan. Especially when we make it at home I just always feel like it's a little too eggy for me. However, I totally loved this receipe. I picked up a fresh loaf of sourdough bread at the store and followed his recipe for the batter. I added in a healthy helping of cinnamon and a dash of sugar and nutmeg as well. I was only able to stretch the batter out to cover four thickly sliced pieces of bread and not the six he says in the recipe but that was the perfect amount for us anyway.

I love how crisp the wafflemaker gets the bread and the little waffle dents are perfect for housing a flood of maple syrup. Add in a sprinkle of powdered sugar and a side of corned beef hash and Chris had his perfect birthday breakfast. I can't wait to try this recipe again with some fresh fruit and bacon. Now that would be my perfect birthday breakfast.