TCS New York City Marathon 2016

Once more I was able to capture the Marathon from the start race of the Handcycle Category, lot of effort and the crowd started to warm up with the first category to arrive at Central Park.

The winners on this category: 1st Michael Taylor from Australia 1:23:06, 2nd Vicente Yanguez from Spain 1:31:15 and on 3rd Sergio Minas from Colombia 1:35:34

Una vez más me fue posible el capturar el Maratón desde el inicio de la categoría Handcycle, mucho esfuerzo y la multitud comenzó a celebrar con esta primera categoría llegando a Central Park.
Los ganadores de esta categoría: 1er Michael Taylor de Australia 1:23:06, 2do Vicente Yanguez de España 1:31:15 y 3er Sergio Minas de Colombia 1:35:34

The Handcycle category entering Central Park

The Handcycle category entering Central Park

The Handcycle category entering Central Park

The Handcycle category entering Central Park

The Handcycle category entering Central Park

The Handcycle category entering Central Park

The above photographs are not the actual winners on this category.

 

 

For the third time in a row Mary Keitany from Kenya wins the Marathon on the Woman Category with four minutes ahead of her closest competition 2:24:26, second place was for Sally Kipyego USA 2:28:01 and also from the USA Molly Huddle with 2:28:13.

Por tercera vez consecutiva, Mary Keitany de Kenia gana el Maratón en la categoría de Mujeres con cuatro minutos de ventaja sobre su competencia más cercana 2:24:26, el segundo lugar fue para Sally Kipyego USA 2:28:01 y también de los Estados Unidos Molly Huddle con 2:28:13.

First place on the Woman Category, Mary Keitany from Kenya

First place on the Woman Category, Mary Keitany from Kenya

On the right is the second place Sally Kipyego from the USA

On the right is the second place Sally Kipyego from the USA

On the third place was Molly Huddle USA

On the third place was Molly Huddle USA

On the Man Category the winner Ghirmay Ghebreslassie from Eritrea with one hour seven minutes and fifty five seconds, on second place Lucas Rotich from Kenya 2:08:53 on third place from the USA Abdi Abdirahman: 2:11:23

En la categoría de hombres el ganador fué Ghirmay Ghebreslassie de Eritrea con una hora siete minutos y cincuenta y cinco segundos, en segundo lugar Lucas Rotich de Kenia 2:08:53 en el tercer lugar de los EEUU Abdi Abdirahman: 2:11:23

The first place came from Eritrea Ghirmay Ghebreslassie

The first place came from Eritrea Ghirmay Ghebreslassie

Lucas Rotich from Kenya arrived on second place

Lucas Rotich from Kenya arrived on second place

Thousand of volunteers help with this event to go successfully through the day, handing water, Gatorade and bananas for all the runners.

The public always celebrate with great noise and make up signals to their family and friends running but they share as well all their vibrant energy with all the participants.

Miles de voluntarios ayudan en este evento a pasar el día con éxito, entregando agua, Gatorade y plátanos para todos los corredores.

El público siempre celebra con gran júbilo y haciendo carteles para su familia y amigos corriendo, pero comparten también toda su energía vibrante con todos los participantes.

Water is allways handy for all the runners thanks to an array of volunteers on the side of the race

Water is allways handy for all the runners thanks to an array of volunteers on the side of the race

Water is allways handy for all the runners thanks to an array of volunteers on the side of the race

Water is allways handy for all the runners thanks to an array of volunteers on the side of the race

Tim's fans waiting to see him.

Tim’s fans waiting to see him.

Cleopatra’s Needle in New York City is one is one of three similar named Egyptian obelisks and was erected in Central Park just west of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on February 22nd 1881. Here the Marathon runners passing by.

Cleopatra’s Needle in New York City is one is one of three similar named Egyptian obelisks and was erected in Central Park just west of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on February 22nd 1881. Here the Marathon runners passing by.

A political commentary is always at sight even on the floor of the career course

A political commentary is always at sight even on the floor of the career course

Power buttons everywhere for those who are in need.

Power buttons everywhere for those who are in need.

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Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Nevada and Arizona. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Its construction was the result of a massive effort involving thousands of workers, and cost over one hundred lives. The dam was named after President Herbert Hoover.

Since about 1900, the Black Canyon and nearby Boulder Canyon had been investigated for their potential to support a dam that would control floods, provide irrigation water and produce hydroelectric power. In 1928, Congress authorized the project. The winning bid to build the dam was submitted by a consortium called Six Companies, Inc., which began construction on the dam in early 1931. Such a large concrete structure had never been built before, and some of the techniques were unproven. The torrid summer weather and lack of facilities near the site also presented difficulties. Nevertheless, Six Companies turned over the dam to the federal government on March 1, 1936, more than two years ahead of schedule.

Hoover Dam impounds Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States by volume. The dam is located near Boulder City, Nevada, a municipality originally constructed for workers on the construction project, about 30 mi (48 km) southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. The dam’s generators provide power for public and private utilities in Nevada, Arizona, and California. Hoover Dam is a major tourist attraction; nearly a million people tour the dam each year. The heavily travelled U.S. 93 ran along the dam’s crest until October 2010, when the Hoover Dam Bypass opened. Now know as Mike O’Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoover_Dam

Visiting Hoover Dam

http://www.usbr.gov/lc/hooverdam/

Aerial view of the Hoover Dam and part of the Lake Mead.

Aerial view of the Hoover Dam and part of the Lake Mead.

Old tunnel and gravel pathway that was used during the construction of the dam.

Old tunnel and gravel pathway that was used during the construction of the dam.

View of Lake Mead, around 10 Million people come to this recreational area each year.

View of Lake Mead, around 10 Million people come to this recreational area each year.

View of the dam from the Arizona side.

View of the dam from the Arizona side.

The intake towers to the dam, each tower is 395' in height from the base.

The intake towers to the dam, each tower is 395′ in height from the base.

The intake towers to the dam, each tower is 395' in height from the base.

The intake towers to the dam, each tower is 395′ in height from the base.

The massive concrete curtain has a base of 660'  and its maximum depth is 589'. the crest is 1244 feet. long and 45' wide. View from the Arizona side.

The massive concrete curtain has a base of 660′ and its maximum depth is 589′. the crest is 1244 feet. long and 45′ wide. View from the Arizona side.

The Hoover dam was built from 1931 to 1935.

The Hoover dam was built from 1931 to 1935.

The massive concrete curtain has a base of 660'  and its maximum depth is 589'. the crest is 1244 feet. View from the Nevada side.

The massive concrete curtain has a base of 660′ and its maximum depth is 589′. the crest is 1244 feet. View from the Nevada side.

 

Architectural style

The initial plans for the facade of the dam, the power plant, the outlet tunnels and ornaments clashed with the modern look of an arch dam. The Bureau of Reclamation, more concerned with the dam’s functionality, adorned it with a Gothic-inspired balustrade and eagle statues. This initial design was criticized by many as being too plain and unremarkable for a project of such immense scale, so Los Angeles-based architect Gordon B. Kaufmann, then the supervising architect to the Bureau of Reclamation, was brought in to redesign the exteriors. Kaufmann greatly streamlined the design, and applied an elegant Art Deco style to the entire project. He designed sculptured turrets rising seamlessly from the dam face.

At Kaufmann’s request, Denver artist Allen Tupper True was hired to handle the design and decoration of the walls and floors of the new dam. True’s design scheme incorporated motifs of the Navajo and Pueblo tribes of the region. Although some initially were opposed to these designs, True was given the go-ahead and was officially appointed consulting artist. With the assistance of the National Laboratory of Anthropology, True researched authentic decorative motifs from Indian sand paintings, textiles, baskets and ceramics. The images and colors are based on Native American visions of rain, lightning, water, clouds, and local animals -lizards, serpents, birds- and on the Southwestern landscape of stepped mesas. In these works, which are integrated into the walkways and interior halls of the dam.

Navajo and Pueblo tribes of the region designs were used by Denver artist Allen Tupper.

Navajo and Pueblo tribes of the region designs were used by Denver artist Allen Tupper, on the interior decoration.

Architect Gordon B. Kaufmann was influenced by "Art Deco" style around the exterior design.

Architect Gordon B. Kaufmann was influenced by “Art Deco” style around the exterior design.

Architect Gordon B. Kaufmann was influenced by "Art Deco" style around the exterior design.

Architect Gordon B. Kaufmann was influenced by “Art Deco” style around the exterior design.

Architect Gordon B. Kaufmann was influenced by "Art Deco" style around the exterior design.

Architect Gordon B. Kaufmann was influenced by “Art Deco” style around the exterior design.

 

 

Inside the Hoover dam where more than 7 million people walk and visit this massive structure, every year.

 

Inside the Hoover dam.

Inside the Hoover dam.

This are the 13' Penstocks that feed the generator to produce electricity.

This are the 13′ Penstocks that feed the generators to produce electricity.

Vintage diagram of the Hoover dam complex hangs on the interior where the 13' Penstocks are located.

Vintage framed diagram of the Hoover dam complex hangs on the interior where the 13′ Penstocks are located.

A lighted diagram of the dam.

A lighted diagram of the dam.

The generator room on the Nevada side.

The generators room on the Nevada side.

 

The Mike O’Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge is an arch bridge in the United States that spans the Colorado River between the states of Arizona and Nevada. The bridge is located within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area approximately 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Las Vegas, and carries U.S. Route 93 over the Colorado River. Opened in 2010, it was the key component of the Hoover Dam Bypass project, which rerouted US 93 from its previous routing along the top of Hoover Dam and removed several hairpin turns and blind curves from the route. It is jointly named for Mike O’Callaghan. Governor of Nevada from 1971–1979, and Pat Tillman, an American football player who left his career with the Arizona Cardinals to enlist in the United States Army and was later killed in Afghanistan by “friendly fire.”

The bridge was the first concrete-steel composite arch bridge built in the United States, and it incorporates the widest concrete arch in the Western Hemisphere. At 840 feet (260 m) above the Colorado River, it is the second-highest bridge in the United States, following the Royal Gorge Bridge. It is also the world’s highest concrete arch bridge. The Hoover Dam Bypass project was completed within budget at a cost of $240 million; the bridge portion cost $114 million (2010 prices).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_O’Callaghan%E2%80%93Pat_Tillman_Memorial_Bridge

Driving to the O'Callaghan-Tillman bridge.

Driving to the O’Callaghan-Tillman bridge.

Driving to the O'Callaghan-Tillman bridge.

Driving to the O’Callaghan-Tillman bridge a view of the Colorado river.

July 24-30, 2011. As a surprise trip we went to Las Vegas. Meztli and Atl Did not know that their Grandparents drove down from Payette Idaho to pick them up and they spent over a month with them. We went to the marvelous Engineering work at the Hoover Dam, at the borders of Nevada and Arizona, on the Colorado river.

View of the Colorado river while driving to the O’Callaghan-Tillman bridge.

Driving to the O'Callaghan-Tillman bridge.

Driving to the O’Callaghan-Tillman bridge.

Dedication plate of the bridge.

Dedication plate of the bridge.

At 110ºF degrees was a hot walk on top of the bridge.

At 110ºF degrees was a hot walk on top of the bridge.

At 110ºF degrees was a hot walk on top of the bridge. A view of the front of the dam from the bridge.

At 110ºF degrees was a hot walk on top of the bridge. A view of the front of the dam from the bridge.

July 24-30, 2011. As a surprise trip we went to Las Vegas. Meztli and Atl Did not know that their Grandparents drove down from Payette Idaho to pick them up and they spent over a month with them. We went to the marvelous Engineering work at the Hoover Dam, at the borders of Nevada and Arizona, on the Colorado river.

At 110ºF degrees it was a hot walk on top of the bridge. A view  Hoover Dam, at the borders of Nevada and Arizona, the Colorado river at the bottom and the bridge shadow.

At 110ºF degrees was a hot walk on top of the bridge. Walking out the bridge an inviting sign for an AC place...

At 110ºF degrees was a hot walk on top of the bridge. Walking out the bridge an inviting sign for an AC place…

 

It has been a lot of controversy on what happened to Pat Tillman who was kill in Afghanistan by a “friendly fire” for those who are more interested please follow the link bellow.

What Really Happened To Pat Tillman?

His Mother Tells 60 Minutes The Govt. Still Hasn’t Told The Whole Truth About Her Son’s Death

Aired May 1st 2008
Pat Tillman was a heroic face of the war on terror – an NFL star who left behind a $3.6 million contract and his new wife to fight for his country after the attacks of Sept. 11. When he died in Afghanistan on April 22, 2004, the Army told his family he’d been killed by enemy fire after courageously charging up a hill to protect his fellow Army Rangers.

But as Katie Couric reports, that story didn’t hold up. He had really been killed by friendly fire, shot accidentally by his fellow soldiers.

For the past four years, his family, led by his mother Mary, has been searching for answers about what really happened, beginning the day she heard the news from Pat Tillman’s wife Marie. You can read the full transcript at:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/what-really-happened-to-pat-tillman/

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Fabulous Las Vegas!

Las Vegas, in Nevada’s Mojave Desert, is a resort town famed for its buzzing energy, 24-hour casinos and endless entertainment options. Its focal point is the Strip, just over 4 miles long and lined with elaborate theme hotels such as the pyramid-shaped Luxor and the Venetian, complete with Grand Canal; luxury resorts including the Bellagio, set behind iconic dancing fountains; and innumerable casinos.

From Rout 582 in the middle of the Mojave Desert is like a mirage, from thr dust emerges the Strip of Fabulous Las Vegas.

From Rout 582 in the middle of the Mojave Desert is like a mirage, from the dust emerges the Strip of Fabulous Las Vegas.

At the beginning of the strip on the North side one of the first Casinos is Circus=Circus.

At the beginning of the strip on the North side one of the first Casinos is Circus=Circus.

July 24-30, 2011. As a surprise trip we went to At the beginning of the strip on the North side one of the first Casinos is Circus=Circus.

At the beginning of the strip on the North side one of the first Casinos is Circus=Circus.

Luxurios Casinos throughout "The Strip" Encore.

Luxurios Casinos throughout “The Strip” Encore.

Express South a Futuristic bus at "The Strip."

Express South a Futuristic bus at “The Strip.”

The famous Wyn Hotel-Casino.

The famous Wyn Hotel-Casino.

Gilley's Las Vegas Casino.

Gilley’s Las Vegas Casino.

Gilley's Las Vegas Casino.

Gilley’s Las Vegas Casino.

Harras Casino, even on the daylight the bright marquee light are forever on.

Harras Casino, even on the daylight the bright marquee lights are forever on.

Caesar Palace Hotel-Casino

Caesar Palace Hotel-Casino

Hard-Rock Cafe-Casino

Hard-Rock Cafe-Casino

Water Channels in Vegas? You bet! Luxury all over at "The Venetian Hotel Casino & Boutique.

Water Channels in Vegas? You bet! Luxury all over at “The Venetian Hotel Casino & Boutique.

A team Hotel Casino; New York New York.

A team Hotel Casino; New York New York.

Paris Casino with a remarkable "Eiffel Tower-Restaurant" with great views of the "Strip."

Paris Casino with a remarkable “Eiffel Tower-Restaurant” with great views of the “Strip.”

Paris Casino with a remarkable "Eiffel Tower-Restaurant" with great views of the "Strip."

Paris Casino with a remarkable “Eiffel Tower-Restaurant” with great views of the “Strip.”

Paris Casino with a remarkable "Eiffel Tower-Restaurant" with great views of the "Strip."

Paris Casino with a remarkable “Eiffel Tower-Restaurant” with great views of the “Strip.”

Paris Casino with a remarkable "Eiffel Tower-Restaurant" with great views of the "Strip."

Paris Casino with a remarkable “Eiffel Tower-Restaurant” with great views of the “Strip.”

The Other Strip

A young Mexican scout named Rafael Rivera is credited as the first non-Native American to encounter the valley, in 1829 where Vegas is located.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Las_Vegas

Also know as Downtown Vegas, across from Route 589 or E Sahara Ave a big contrast in Las Vegas: The Old Strip, with dilapidated small Hotels and Casinos, once booming is like a corpse in the middle of the dessert.

The defunct Sahara Casino, it has better times, this picture was taken before demolition.

The defunct Sahara Casino, it has better times, this picture was taken before demolition.

If it's in stock we have it (?). Really?

If it’s in stock we have it (?).
Really?

Behind the Bonanza General Store and high in the sky is the "Stratosphere-Las Vegas"

Behind the Bonanza General Store and high in the sky is the “Stratosphere-Las Vegas”

As ghost town Old Strip loneliness as empty Hotels try to attract the masses from the other side of the Avenue. Light here are dimmed some Chapels still around.

As ghost town Old Strip loneliness as empty Hotels try to attract the masses from the other side of the Avenue. Light here are dimmed some Chapels still around.

As ghost town Old Strip loneliness as empty Hotels try to attract the masses from the other side of the Avenue. Light here are dimmed but defiant certain death Motel going on their business.

As ghost town Old Strip loneliness as empty Hotels try to attract the masses from the other side of the Avenue. Light here are dimmed but defiant certain death Motel going on their business.

Aztec Inn Casino, I am Aztec, is my Tribe from México City, but a Casino in Old Strip? Who knew?

Aztec Inn Casino, I am Aztec, is my Tribe from México City, but a Casino in Old Strip? Who knew?

High on top of the "Stratosphere-Las Vegas" is a Bar-Restaurant where some adrenaline seekers find their mojo as the rappel to the street level on one rope!

High on top of the “Stratosphere-Las Vegas” is a Bar-Restaurant where some adrenaline seekers find their mojo as the rappel to the street level on one rope!

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2015 TSA New York City Marathon

Preparation/Preparación

Finally after months that I accomplish this assignment I am posting it here!

Take some time to put every detail together for this great New York City event running through the Five Boroughs: Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Manhattan. Starting weeks before Novembers 1st and at the early morning, all the sponsors of the race aided by to the free volunteers that set tables, several levels of cup water from Poland Spring and Gatorade Endurance to give to the race runners, banners of United Airlines, Asics and Fred’s Team Memorial Sloan Kettering among others to sum around 57 brand names in total.

I worked on a photo assignment to cover some of the sponsors and was able as well to document the Course from 103th Street to close to the finish line through Central Park, images that I am posting here.

Toma tiempo para poner todos los detalles juntos por este gran evento de la ciudad de Nueva York que se ejecuta a través de los cinco condados: Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx y Manhattan. Semanas antes del primero de Noviembre y en la mañanita todos de los patrocinadores y todos los voluntaries que trabajan gratis levantan y arman las mesas con varios niveles de vasos de agua de Polland Spring y de Gatorade Endurance para dar a los corredores a través del trayecto, grandes pancartas de United Airlines, Asics y Fred’s Team Memorial Sloan Kettering entre otros patrocinadores para sumar alrededor de 57 marcas en total.

Trabajé como fotógrafo para cubrir algunos de los patrocinadores y pude así documentar el curso de la calle 103 y cerca de la línea de meta por Central Park, imágenes que estoy publicando aquí en mi blog.

Going bananas before the arrival of all the runners

Going bananas before the arrival of all the runners

 

Banner that runners see and can take a deep breath, almost done!

Banner that runners see and can take a deep breath, almost done!

 

Filling up several levels of carton glasses with Gatore Endurance

Filling up several levels of carton glasses with Gatorade Endurance

Filling up several levels of carton glasses with Gatore Endurance

Filling up several levels of carton glasses with Gatorade Endurance

Along the race Poland Spring with the help of volunteers fill cups with water to give to all the runners.

Along the race Poland Spring with the help of volunteers fill cups with water to give to all the runners.

Along the race Poland Spring with the help of volunteers fill cups with water to give to all the runners.

Along the race Poland Spring with the help of volunteers fill cups with water to give to all the runners.

Along the race Poland Spring with the help of volunteers fill cups with water to give to all the runners.

Along the race Poland Spring with the help of volunteers fill cups with water to give to all the runners.

Along the race Poland Spring with the help of volunteers fill cups with water to give to all the runners.

Along the race Poland Spring with the help of volunteers fill cups with water to give to all the runners.

 

First arrivals/Primeras Llegadas

The early excitement and the screams of cheering was for the wheelchair division; the winner was a 42 years old South African Ernst van Dyk, then Tatyana McFadden won her third consecutive women’s wheelchair race with 1 hour 43 minutes and four seconds.

As more wheelchair runners make their way through Central Park the warm reception was starting to be overwhelming and the crowds gather at compact spots.

La emoción temprana y los grito, los aplausos fueron para la división de silla de ruedas; el ganador fue un Sud-Africano de 42 años de edad Ernst Van Dyk, poco después Tatyana McFadden ganó la carrera en silla de ruedas siendo la tercera vez consecutivas que gana con 1 hora 43 minutos y cuatro segundos.

A medida que más corredores en silla de ruedas hacen su camino a través de Central Park la cálida recepción estaba empezando a ser abrumador y las multitudes se reúnen en lugares compactos.

 

First to arrive at Central Park was the Division of Wheelchairs, almost all the people waiting encourage them and scream at them that is almost over.

First to arrive at Central Park was the Division of Wheelchairs, almost all the people waiting encourage them and scream at them that is almost over.

First to arrive at Central Park was the Division of Wheelchairs, almost all the people waiting encourage them and scream at them that is almost over.

First to arrive at Central Park was the Division of Wheelchairs, almost all the people waiting encourage them and scream at them that is almost over.

Faces at the Course/ Caras en el Trayecto

Through out the Course several people prepared to support not only their love ones but all the runners in general with some of them with some posters prepared beforehand for the occasion, here are some of them:

A través de los trayecto varias personas estaban preparadas para apoyar no sólo a sus seres queridos, sino a todos los corredores en general, con algunos de ellos con unos carteles preparados de antemano para la ocasión, aquí están algunas de ellas:

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Looking for her Dad this little girl is showing her support!

Looking for her Dad this little girl is showing her support!

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The Winners/Los Ganadores

Kenya was again the dominant on the 2015 TSA New York City Marathon from the man race to the women’s race. Stanley Biwott a 29 year old won for the first time this race with a steady run and took him 2 hours 10 minutes and 32 seconds to cross the finish line; 14 seconds later another Kenyan Geoffrey Kamworor crossed the line and the third place was Lelisa Desisa from Ethiopia with 2:12:10.

For the second time in a row and with almost five miles from her nearest competitor Mary Keitany as well from Kenya won with 2 hours 24 minutes and 25 seconds followed by Aselefech Mergia from Ethiopia.

Here are the winners entering Central Park:

Nuevamente Kenya domino el Marathon TSA Nueva York 2015, del Marathon de hombres así tambien como la division de mujeres. Fue Stanley Biwott un joven de 29 años de edad que por primera vez cruzo la meta con una carera dominadora desde el principio y le tomó un tiempo de 2 horas 10 minutos y 32 segundos; 14 segundos después entropor la meta otro Kenyano Geoffrey Kamworor y en tercer lugar como puede apreciarse en la foto fué para Lelisa Desisa de Etiopia con un tiempo de 2:12:10.

Por segunda vez consecutive y dejando atrás a su más cecana competidora por cinco millas Mary Keitany también de Kenya paro el reloj a las 2 horas 24 minutos y 25 segundos seguida por Aselefech Mergia de Etiopia.

Aqui estan los ganadores:

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Kenya Dominates New York City Marathon 2014

NYC Novemeber 2nd. 2014. New York City Marathon once again dominated by Kenyans in the Male and Female divisions: Wilson Kipsang, with an un-official time of 2 hours, 10 minutes and 59 seconds won first. Second place was Lelisa Desisa and

Mary Keitany of Kenya won the women’s title, overtaking countrywoman Jemima Sumgong with about a half-mile to go. It was her first marathon since 2012 after the birth of her second child.

Keitany won in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 25 minutes, 7 seconds — 3 seconds ahead of Sumgong, which would match the closest finish in the history of the women’s race.

El Maratón de Nueva York, fue nuevamente dominado porlos Kenianosenel la división de HombresydivisionFemeninas: WilsonKipsang, conun tiempono oficialde2 horas, 10minutos y 59 segundosganó el primer puesto. El segundo lugarfueLelisa Desisay el 2010ganadorGebreGebremariamterminoen tercer lugar.
María Keitany de Kenia ganó el título femenino, superando a su compatriota Jemima Sumgong con cerca de media milla para ir. Era su primer maratón desde 2012 después del nacimiento de su segundo hijo.
Keitany ganó en un tiempo no oficial de 2 horas, 25 minutos, 7 segundos – 3 segundos por delante de Sumgong, que marca el final más cerrado en la historia de la carrera femenina.

NYC November second 2014. First and second places of NYC Marathon 2014 at the moment of their entrance at Central Park.

NYC November second 2014. First and second places of NYC Marathon 2014 at the moment of their entrance at Central Park.

NYC November 2014. Entrance at Central Park. of the 2010 winner Gebre Gebremariam who finished in third place today.

NYC November 2014. Entrance at Central Park. of the 2010 winner Gebre Gebremariam who finished in third place today.

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Long Island North Fork Wineries

It was thanks to the “Brooklyn Wine Exchange” located in 138 Court Street, that I meet one of the owners from the “Paumanok” winery at one of the wine classes I took over a couple years every Saturday, that sparked my curiosity to go visit the Long Island North Folk Wineries. I took my family for a weekend trip there.

Fue gracias a la “Brooklyn Wine Exchange” ubicado en 138 Court Street, donde me encontré con uno de los propietarios de la bodega “Paumanok” en una de las clases de vino que tomé en una de las sesiones que fui durante un par de años todos los sábados, que despertó mi curiosidad para ir visitar los viñedos en Long Island North Folk. Llevé a mi familia para un viaje de fin de semana allí.

It’s a couple hours ride from our home in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, we reached the “Paumanok” winery and even that I throw the name of the owner the staff was attending us with disregard and with a very unfriendly manner. Trying to see if we could take a tour, not only was filled; but it cost $150- per person??? So we try some wine on a cold day in March 2013, “Paumanok” wines are young, flavor-full but overpriced, with the price of one of their “best” bottles. I can fix myself up with a very good couple bottles of French wine, so I was very disappointed; the years of class wine tasting on the “Brooklyn Wine Exchange” paid off.

ImageThe Main entrance at the “Paumanok Vineyards”

 

ImageMy twin boys Meztli and Atl Castro eating some oatmeal cookies at the “Paumanok Vineyards”

 

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“The Paumanok Vineyards”

Es un paseo de un par de horas desde nuestra casa en Sunset Park, Brooklyn, llegamos a la bodega “Paumanok” y no importó que mencioné el nombre del propietario, el personal nos atendió con menosprecio y con una manera muy desagradable. Intente en vano de ver si podíamos hacer un recorrido, no sólo estaba lleno; pero el costo es de $ 150 – por persona??? Así que tratamos un poco de vino en un día frío en marzo de 2013, los vinos de “Paumanok” son jóvenes, con buen cuerpo pero demasiado caros, con el precio de una de sus “mejores” botellas. Puedo arreglarme con un muy buen par de botellas de vino Francés, así que quede muy decepcionado; los años de degustación de vinos de mi clase en el “Brooklyn Wine Exchange” pagaron y valió la pena.

The next day we went to an Old Port of Greenport, Short Story:

In the mid 1600s, a group of colonists from New Haven, Connecticut crossed Long Island Sound and settled in the township of Southold, which includes what is now the Village of Greenport. Over the course of its long history, Greenport has been known by several different names including Winter Harbor, Stirling, and Green Hill. At a public meeting in 1831, the name Greenport was officially adopted.

Because of its deep and protected harbor, Greenport became a major whaling port between 1795 and 1859 and enjoyed a bustling shipbuilding industry as well. By the mid 1800s, the menhaden fishing industry was in full swing and employed thousands of people. The Long Island Railroad arrived in 1844 and was a driving force in the development of Greenport and the North Fork as local farmers used the railroad to ship their harvest to markets.

Greenport became a huge oystering center during the first half of the 20th century and at one time there were over a dozen oyster-processing plants in town. As the oyster industry began to shrink, the Village turned its attention towards tourism and has developed into a vibrant destination for visitors from all over the world.

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As in almost all Old Towns in USA a Masonic Lodge at the Downtown area of Greenport.

Al día siguiente fuimos al antiguo puerto de Greenport, Historia corta:

A mediados de los 1600’s, un grupo de colonos de New Haven, Connecticut cruzó Long Island Sound y se instaló en el municipio de Southold, que incluye lo que hoy es el pueblo de Greenport. A lo largo de su larga historia, Greenport ha sido conocido por varios nombres diferentes, incluyendo el puerto de Invierno, Stirling, y Green Hill. En una reunión pública en 1831, se adoptó oficialmente el nombre Greenport.

Debido a su agua profundo y de estar protegido, Greenport se convirtió en un importante puerto ballenero entre 1795 y 1859 y disfrutó de una industria naval animada también. A mediados de 1800 , la industria de la pesca de lacha estaba en pleno apogeo y empleó a miles de personas. El Long Island Railroad llegó en 1844 y fue una fuerza impulsora en el desarrollo de Greenport y el North Fork ya que los agricultores locales utilizan el ferrocarril para enviar sus cosechas a los mercados, principalmente papa.

Greenport se convirtió en un gran centro de pruducción de ostiones, durante la primera mitad del siglo 20 y en un momento había más de una docena de plantas procesadoras de ostras en la ciudad. A medida que la industria de la ostra comenzó a disminuir , el pueblo volvió su atención hacia el turismo y se ha convertido en un destino vibrante para los visitantes de todo el mundo.

ImageTaking the Ferry to “Shelter Island” for a short visit.

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My Twin boys enjoying the view of a twin rainbow at Greenport, outside of “Claudio’s” Restaurant.

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Called my attention this Poem “Why a Ship is called a She” from and Unknown Author; founded

in the men’s restroom, I should put in the front of the house; my personal opinion.

 

We had a good early dinner at “Claudio’s” Restaurant right at the harbor. They survive still, some little restaurants with an “Art Deco” flare for a nice breakfast. We also went to “Shelter Island” try to walk around, but a heavy rain cut short our visit.

Tuvimos una buena cena tempranera en el Restaurant “Claudio” justo en el puerto. Sobreviven aún, algunos pequeños restaurantes con un toque “Art Deco” para un buen desayuno. También fuimos a “Shelter Island ” intentamos caminar alrededor, pero una fuerte lluvia acortó nuestra visita.

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“The Cutchogue Diner” a nice “Art Deco” masterpiece at the side of the road at Long Island North Fork.

Surprisingly the people at “Pellegrini Vineyards” where very amicable and talkative about the story of their vineyard, we bought not one but three bottles of their wine and enjoyed at several diners at home.

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The Main entrance at the “Pellegrini Vineyards”.

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The “Pellegrini Vineyards” has a pergola in the middle of the vineyard for special celebrations, such as weddings.Image

“The “Pellegrini Vineyards” also have a great hall for celebrations.

 

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“The “Pellegrini Vineyards”glass collection grace their windows.

Sorprendentemente la gente de ” Viñedos Pellegrini”, fué muy amistosa y hablaban sobre la historia de su viña, que compramos no uno, sino tres botellas de su vino y los disfrutamos en varias cenas en casa.

Even that it is another trip on itself the “K & D Wine and Spirits” in Manhattan located at 1366 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10128 (212) 289-1818 have always a very good sales on high quality wines, French, Italian and Argentinean, just to mention some.

Incluso que es otro viaje en sí mismo para llegar hasta Manhattan; “K & D Wine and Spirits”, ubicado en el 1366 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10128 (212) 289-1818 tienen siempre unas muy buenas ofertas en vinos de alta calidad, Francés, Italiano y Argentinos, por mencionar algunos.

            So, not to discourage anyone, please feel free to go visit the Long Island North Fork and the array of wineries located there, but as my wine taste buds have been enjoyed very good wine for quite some time, I can not wait years for the old potato farms now converted into vine yards to produce a quality grape been produced for centuries at the old vines in France, Italy, Germany or Argentine.

Así que, para no desanimar a nadie, no dude en ir a visitar el norte de Long Island Fork y visiten las bodegas de vino ubicadas allí, pero como mi papilas gustativas han disfrutado de un buen vino desde hace bastante tiempo, no puedo esperar años para que las viejas granjas de patatas; ahora convertidos en viñedos puedan producir una calidad de uva que se acerque a la calidad producida por siglos en los viñedos de Francia, Italia, Alemania o Argentina.

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Main Street America

FOR SALE,  One Framed photograph $600 UsDlls. Contact me personally for more details…

“Main Street America” is an account of what I see as a trend happening in our society. The “Main Street” concept of the past century has changed, with human society moving from rural areas to reaching a keystone in 2008 when half of all humans were living in urban settings, according to the United Nations. This trend will be growing to reach a staggering 70% of all humans in our planet living at urban settings by the year 2050, leaving behind a new ghost towns.

”Main Street America” es un relato de lo que veo como una tendencia de lo que esta sucediendo en nuestra sociedad. El concepto “Main Street” del siglo pasado ha cambiado con la sociedad humana en movimiento, dejando las zonas rurales; alcanzando  una piedra angular en el año 2008 cuando la mitad de todos los seres humanos viviendo en asentamientos urbanos, según las Naciones Unidas. Esta tendencia va a ser cada vez más marcada hasta llegar a la asombrosa cifra de 70% de todos los seres humanos en nuestro planeta vivendo en entornos urbanos en el año 2050, dejando tras de sÌ pueblos fantasmas.

These body of work consist of 13 photographs framed and ready to be hung, it was first showed at the “Dean’s” exhibit on October 2009 at the Graduate Center in New York City. One of the framed works grace the walls of the permanent Art Collection at the School of Professional Studies/CUNY in New York City.

Éste cuerpo de trabajo esta formado por 13 fotografías enmarcadas y listas para colgar, se mostró por primera vez en la exposición del “Dean’s” en Octubre 2009 en el Centro de Graduados en New York City. Una de las obras enmarcadas cuelga en las paredes de la Colección de Arte permanente en la Escuela de Estudios Profesionales /CUNY en Nueva York.

The exhibit at my studio work table

The exhibit at my studio work table

The images that I have captured are those of abandonment of small rural towns as in the case of Payette, Weiser and Caldwell in Idaho. This is in direct contrast to the abandonment of industrial Brooklyn with the expanding differences of the opulent  “Big City” with its tallest buildings and grandiose sculptures and fine Architecture as we see in Manhattan. Finally there is the birth of a new “Main Street” in ethnic enclaves as in “Sunset Park”, Brooklyn, with immigrants moving in to take the place where others have left.

Las imágenes que he capturado son las de abandono de pequeños pueblos rurales, como en el caso de Payette, Weiser y Caldwell en Idaho. Esto está en directo contraste con el abandono del Brooklyn Industrial con las diferencias en expansión de la opulencia de la “Gran Ciudad”, con sus altos edificios y esculturas grandiosas y Arquitectura fina como vemos en Manhattan. Finalmente, está el nacimiento de una nueva “calle principal” en enclaves étnicos como en “Sunset Park”, Brooklyn, con inmigrantes que se trasladan a ocupar el lugar que otros han dejado.

The exhibit at my studio work table in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

The exhibit at my studio work table in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

With the academic tools that I have as BA in Communication and Culture Class of 2010 from the School of Professional Studies/City University of New York, Graduate Center, I am aware of the immense opportunity that I have living where I live and my responsibility to document what the urban living laboratory is putting in front of my eyes. Creating a photo-essay of the birth of the new way human society is accommodating itself with all the movement of people around the globe: the human migration.

Con las herramientas académicas que tengo como Licenciado en Comunicación y Cultura Clase 2010 de la Escuela de Estudios Profesionales /City University de Nueva York, Centro de Graduados, soy consciente de la gran oportunidad que tengo de vivir  donde vivo y mi responsabilidad de documentar lo que el laboratorio de la vida urbana está poniendo delante de mis ojos. Creando un ensayo fotográfico del nacimiento de una nueva forma en el que la sociedad humana se está acomodando con todo el movimiento de personas en todo el mundo: la migración humana.

The Exhibit at my studio work table, Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NYC.

The Exhibit at my studio work table, Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NYC.

Mostly all the photographs were made using the High Dynamic Range Imaging technique, shooting up to seven frames with the darkest to the lightness of the scene and then align them in the digital darkroom onto one image; rendering all possible tonalities at the time of capture.

Mayormente todas las fotografías se realizaron utilizando la técnica de High Dynamic Range Imaging, disparando hasta siete cuadros desde lo más oscuro a lo más luminoso de la escena y luego alineandolos en el cuarto oscuro digital en una imagen, haciendo que todas las tonalidades posibles en el momento de la captura puedan ser apreciadas.

In my studio at the working table, Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NYC.

In my studio at the working table, Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NYC.

The prints were carefully crafted with the highest standards that the photography market is offering at this time. Printed in the Canon Photo Printer PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II. The pigment ink that it uses is the Canon ChromaLife100 ink system guarantees archival photo life up to 100 years.

Las impresiones fueron hechas a mano, cuidadosamente con los más altos estándares que el mercado de la fotografía está ofreciendo en estos momentos. Impresas en la Canon PIXMA Pro9500 Mark II. La tinta de pigmento que se utiliza es el sistema ChromaLife100 de Canon de tinta que garantiza una foto de archivo de hasta 100 años.

The First Edition prints were made size 13” by 19” in a premium archival fine art and photographic digital paper. The Photo Paper used is the Moab Somerset enhanced velvet 225 gsm. Mould made of 100% cotton and acid free, observing the most rigorous archival process. The further editions will be made on  Hahnemühle Fine Art InkJet Paper Fine Art Barita 325 gsm 100% a-Cellulose bright white high-gloss 13″ by 19″ Ref. No. 10 641 411 which have give me astonishing results that stand by themselves, I personally recommend this brand of paper that also have several different finishes, click on the link above to learn more.

Las fotografías de la Primera Edición fueron hechas a un tamaño 13 por 19 pulgadas en un papel de primera calidad  artístico con un estandar elevado de archivo digital. El papel fotográfico utilizado es el Somerset Moab mejorado terciopelo 225 gsm. Molde hecho de 100% algodón y libre de ácidos, observando los procesos de archivo más rigurosos. Las siguientes Ediciones serán hechas en el Hahnemühle Fine Art InkJet Paper; Fine Art Barita 325 gms 100% a-Cellulose blanco brilante en 13 por 19 pulgadas, este papel me ha dado resultados maravillosos en las tonalidades que se ven en cada imagen, personalmente recomiendo el use de este papel que tiene diferentes terminados, haga un click en el link arriba para aprender más acerca de este papel.

They are professionally museum mounted and in a wood frame 16” by 21” with a UV glass for its protection, this is a limited edition print of 25. Each signed on the bottom right; each picture has its certificate of authenticity bearing the title and sequential number of the print.

Las fotografías estan profesinalmente enmarcadas con calidad de “Museo” en marcos de Madera de 16 por 21 pulgadas con cristal de UV para su protección, se trata de una edición limitada de 25. Firmadas, cada imagen tiene su certificado de autenticidad con el título y el número secuencial de la impresión.

If you, or somebody that you know think that may be interested in hosting this exhibit or purchase one of this pieces of Art Work, please do not hesitate in contact me for further information…

Si usted o alguien que usted conoce piensa que podría estar interesado en acoger esta exposición o comprar una de estas piezas de obras de arte, por favor no dude en ponerse en contacto conmigo para obtener más información …

Marco Castro

The Images

At the bottom of the Empire State Building, this photograph is now part of the Permanent Art Collection at the School of Professional Studies, Graduate Center CUNY.

SOLD/First Edition… At the bottom of the Empire State Building, this photograph is now part of the Permanent Art Collection at the School of Professional Studies, Graduate Center CUNY.

 

Prometeus fountain on what it is the first  planned "Mall" in the USA, marking the end of an era of Main Street...

Prometeus fountain on what it is the first planned “Mall” in the USA the Rockefeller Center, marking the end of an era of Main Street…

Atlas, 1937. heroic sized sculpture, cast bronze 15 feet high on 9 foot granite pedestal. Lee Lawrie and Rene Paul Chambellan sculptors.

Atlas, 1937. heroic sized sculpture, cast bronze 15 feet high on 9 foot granite pedestal. Lee Lawrie and Rene Paul Chambellan sculptors.

Cartier Building on Fifth Avenue, Manhattan.

Cartier Building on Fifth Avenue, Manhattan.

Abandoned Industrial Brooklyn of what was a busy area close to the Gowanus Canal.

SOLD/First Edition… Abandoned Industrial Brooklyn of what was a busy area close to the Gowanus Canal.

 

The V club on Main Street Payette, Idaho, a busy bar in the past...

The V club on Main Street Payette, Idaho, a busy bar in the past…

Goodman Shield Gas Station on Main Street Payette, Idaho.

Goodman Shield Gas Station on Main Street Payette, Idaho.

Holiday Motel in Caldwell, Idaho.

Holiday Motel in Caldwell, Idaho.

As people can not afford to live in Main Street part of town, Mobile Homes start to appear on the outskirts of town. Payette, Idaho.

As people can not afford to live in Main Street part of town, Mobile Homes start to appear on the outskirts of town. Payette, Idaho.

The best burgers and tater tots at the Hungry Onion, only curb service in Meridian, Idaho.

The best burgers and tater tots at the Hungry Onion, only curb service in Meridian, Idaho.

The Phityan Castle, built in 1804, still stands at Main Street in Weiser, Idaho.

The Phityan Castle, built in 1804, still stands at Main Street in Weiser, Idaho.

Commercial corridor at Fifth Avenue in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, New York.

Commercial corridor at Fifth Avenue in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, New York.

Main cemetery in Payette, Idaho.

Main cemetery in Payette, Idaho.

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