Category Archives: Photo Galleries

Memorial Weekend Traffic Report

Memorial Weekend Traffic Report

On holiday weekends like this, traffic in the real world gets crazy, but it tends to go way down here on Wigwam. So we’ll herald the unofficial opening of the summer season with another photo gallery. After the long weekend, we’ll plunge back into the fun stuff; parking, for instance, and development. Meanwhile, please enjoyRead More

Spring Interlude: Creek, River, Town

Spring Interlude: Creek, River, Town

Spring has been breaking out big time in the past week, and it’s been a while since we did a Wigwam slide show. I’ve photographed most of these places many times. This time of year the light can change dramatically minute to minute, and the foliage day to day. Click on a thumbnail to start.Read More

The River and The Bridge: Last Days of January

The River and The Bridge:
Last Days of January

  Time for another photo interlude here at Wigwam. Due to technical difficulties with our on site slideshow app, we have created an album on google for you. I make my way across the Hudson River twice a day most days. Last week, with sustained colder temperatures, the waters were finally showing signs of significantRead More

Interlude: Beacon Loop Trail, Fall Edition

Interlude: Beacon Loop Trail, Fall Edition

As Europe continues to struggle with mass migrations, as the global economy continues to groan under the weight of more and more unpayable debt, as the U.S. continues its slide toward third world status, here in Beacon we await our local election results. Will the “new” city council begin to seriously tackle some of ourRead More

Wigwam’s Weekend Bonus Post!

Wigwam’s Weekend Bonus Post!

There are still a couple posts waiting in the draft box, but in the meanwhile I figured I would put up this mishmash of observations I’ve had while walking about town, random local stuff that just happened or is about to happen, before it gets too stale, and another short slideshow of photos featuring snow,Read More

One Foggy Christmas Eve

One Foggy Christmas Eve

  I don’t know the words to many songs, but this one would take a frontal lobotomy to remove. Many have covered it, but Dean Martin’s version from 1959 is extra special. Happy Birthday, Rudolph! (Although 75 is positively ancient for a reindeer, he’s a babe in the woods compared to another famous savior, Jesus,Read More

Sunday Slideshow: Spring Equinox

Sunday Slideshow: Spring Equinox

  The spring equinox is now behind us for this year. Snow seems most reluctant to leave near the river shore and higher on the mountain. Click the first thumbnail to start viewing. Use the arrow to move to the next photo. Click the x at the upper left corner to exit back to theRead More

City Parks Begin to Thaw

City Parks Begin to Thaw

Spring is definitely making progress. I’ve spent some time with my son at the Wee Play in Memorial Park as the season tries to get a foothold. Here is a short pictorial of what the play zone is looking like after a long winter. Most of the plastic seems to have survived just fine. (AlthoughRead More

Sunday Slide Show: Road Trip

Sunday Slide Show: Road Trip

  These strolls almost always feature scenes from the City of Beacon. This weekend was a rare one spent out of town. Click on the first thumbnail to start the slideshow, then use the arrows.    

Sunday Slide Show

Sunday Slide Show

  Another week in pictures.  

Sunday Photo Stroll

Sunday Photo Stroll

  Here are a few photos from around town the past week, including a number of contest entries for the Mt. Beacon Incline Photo Contest.   An overgrown bonsai tree on North Street…   …and a fixer upper down the block.   Speaking of fixer uppers, the development at the corner of Eliza and MainRead More

Sunday Photo Dump, Plus Contest

Sunday Photo Dump, Plus Contest

Here are a few photos from around town, mostly from the past few days. I’m also announcing the first Wigwam contest, such as it is. No definite information yet in terms of prizes, deadlines, etc., but the general idea is: Submit a photo, taken from any vantage point in Beacon, that includes the vestiges ofRead More

A Snowy Valentine

A Snowy Valentine

I like snow. I like a lot of snow. I like the way it slows things down. It’s a little reminder that we’re not really in charge of anything, despite our high falutin manners.   Roundhouse owner Bob McAlpine reports a fully booked hotel, restaurant, and event space for the Valentine’s/President’s Day weekend. This extensionRead More