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Ella Derbyshire's Snapshots

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  1. Unfurled Alaska flag

    Snapshot Title: Unfurled Alaska flag
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Maniilaq Health Center January 31 2008
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    In winter it is much more common to see the Big Dipper and North Star of the state flag waving wind over the main entrance to the hospital.



  2. Kotzebue Transportation

    Snapshot Title: Kotzebue Transportation
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Maniilaq Health Center January 31 2008
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    This is a typical parking lot. with ATV's snow-go's and cars all represented. All 3 modes of transportation are very useful for getting around in this kind of snow. The snowmobiles actually allow for ...



  3. Fire Hydrant

    Snapshot Title: Fire Hydrant
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Maniilaq Health Center January 31 2008
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Here, just like everywhere else with fire hydrants, the community has to keep them available in case there is a fire. I suspect that we have to work a little harder at that task in Kotzebue than do fo...



  4. ER

    Snapshot Title: ER
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Maniilaq Health Center January 31 2008
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Entrance to the emergency room.



  5. 158 State Street

    Snapshot Title: 158 State Street
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Wide View of the Empire State Plaza
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Home of Ma Bell. New York Telephone Company, Nynex, Verizon....
    Perhaps her greatest achievement: She remained standing firm as the surrounding neighborhood was transformed into the Empire State Pla...



  6. New York State Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial

    Snapshot Title: New York State Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Wide View of the Empire State Plaza
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Dedicated in 1998.



  7. New York State Museum

    Snapshot Title: New York State Museum
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Wide View of the Empire State Plaza
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    This building is actually across Madison Avenue from the South Mall. Inside you can wander among diverse exhibits and catch a glimpse of the variety of past and present landscapes and communities the ...



  8. Iconic buildings of Albany

    Snapshot Title: Iconic buildings of Albany
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Wide View of the Empire State Plaza
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    The Egg - venue for the performing arts.
    The Corning Tower - site of government offices.
    The New York State Museum, a repository for history of the State.



  9. Waterfowl

    Snapshot Title: Waterfowl
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Albany NY from Rensselaer
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Looks like these guys decided not go South for the winter.



  10. Boat under cover

    Snapshot Title: Boat under cover
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Albany NY from Rensselaer
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    This is a very interesting setup.



  11. Tug boat

    Snapshot Title: Tug boat
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Albany NY from Rensselaer
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    I see a couple of them.



  12. Ships in the Port of Albany

    Snapshot Title: Ships in the Port of Albany
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Albany NY from Rensselaer
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Ocean craft visit the Port, coming north on the Hudson River through New York City which is about 150 miles downriver from Albany.



  13. The Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza

    Snapshot Title: The Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Albany NY from Rensselaer
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    The 4 Agency Buildings and the Corning Tower dominate the Albany skyline.



  14. The Alferd E. Smith State Office Building

    Snapshot Title: The Alferd E. Smith State Office Building
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Albany NY from Rensselaer
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    In 1928 when this 388-foot tall building appeared in Albany, it was the tallest structure in Upstate New York. Today the nearby Corning Tower is Albany's tallest building. Walk around the Smith Buildi...



  15. The Egg

    Snapshot Title: The Egg
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Albany NY from Rensselaer
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    More properly it is called the Center for Performing Arts at the Empire State Plaza.



  16. Charles W.Morgan

    Snapshot Title: Charles W.Morgan
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Charles W. Morgan and Regina M. in Mystic
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    This 19th Century whaling ship has spent a lot of time in the brine. This year she will be hauled out of the water for restoration. You will be able to watch the whole process, as it will all happen a...



  17. Regina M.

    Snapshot Title: Regina M.
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Charles W. Morgan and Regina M. in Mystic
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    A pretty name for a carry away sloop. Before her museum days, the Regina M. hauled herring from fish traps on Passamaquoddy Bay to canneries on shore.



  18. In port for Christmas

    Snapshot Title: In port for Christmas
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Charles W. Morgan and Regina M. in Mystic
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    The Charles W. Morgan is decorated for the holidays. I have no idea how they got this Christmas tree to the top of this mast, but I was very impressed to see it there.



  19. An orchard to be?

    Snapshot Title: An orchard to be?
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Home for Christmas in New York
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Looks like a small fruit tree. I hope that it makes it through the winter. Deer and rabbits are quite fond of these tidbits .



  20. Lichens on Red Maple

    Snapshot Title: Lichens on Red Maple
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Home for Christmas in New York
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    The green patches on the around the lot are lichens.



  21. A boat on its way out

    Snapshot Title: A boat on its way out
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Kotzebue Alaska July 22 2007
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    There are a lot of boats in town, and summer opens up the possibility of travel by river to remote villages. This boat looks like it's headed for Gunsight Mountain, which marks the mouth of the Noatak...



  22. Another buoy

    Snapshot Title: Another buoy
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: San Diego From Shelter Island
    Image Owner: James Farrington



    Description:

    There seem to be lots of navigational markers in the water here.



  23. Navigational Aid

    Snapshot Title: Navigational Aid
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: San Diego From Shelter Island
    Image Owner: James Farrington



    Description:

    Buoy



  24. Small Boat Exhibit

    Snapshot Title: Small Boat Exhibit
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: The Clam Shack and Other Buildings at Mystic Seaport
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    This building contains a nice collection of small, but interesting watercraft.



  25. The Joseph Conrad

    Snapshot Title: The Joseph Conrad
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: The Clam Shack and Other Buildings at Mystic Seaport
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    This 111-foot, full-rigged training vessel was built in 1882 in Copenhagen and named the Georg Stage. The Danish merchant fleet trained over 4000 cadets on-board over the next 50 years. In 1934 she ...



  26. Where did they get all of these ropes??

    Snapshot Title: Where did they get all of these ropes??
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: The Clam Shack and Other Buildings at Mystic Seaport
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    When you visit the museum, step through this door to see 250 feet of the Plymouth Cordage Company's ropewalk. The machines that made the ropes for many of the tall ships that sailed out of New England...



  27. The Brant Point Lighthouse

    Snapshot Title: The Brant Point Lighthouse
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: The Clam Shack and Other Buildings at Mystic Seaport
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    This small lighthouse, an exact replica of the famous Nantucket light, is found at the south point of the museum grounds. You can see the fourth-order Fresnel lens inside the glass at its top. The Mys...



  28. logs

    Snapshot Title: logs
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: The Clam Shack and Other Buildings at Mystic Seaport
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    The tour quide explained that these logs are destined to restore the ships in the meuseums collection. The Museum has a workshop where you can watch shipwrights building and repairing the wooden vesse...



  29. Wreath

    Snapshot Title: Wreath
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: The Clam Shack and Other Buildings at Mystic Seaport
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Our visit to the Museum of America and the Sea at Mystic Connecticut was the week after Christmas.



  30. "Singles Housing"

    Snapshot Title: "Singles Housing"
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Kotzebue Alaska July 22 2007
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Maniilaq Association provides housing for many of its employees. The green and beige buildings have single-bedroom units for employees with no children and no pets.



  31. Air craft carrier

    Snapshot Title: Air craft carrier
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: San Diego From Shelter Island
    Image Owner: James Farrington



    Description:

    Looks rather land-locked.



  32. Dedications

    Snapshot Title: Dedications
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Empire State Plaza Albany NY
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    The plaque reads "Dedicated to the People of New York November 21, 1973 Nelson A Rockefeller Governor" As you can see, there is some snow obscuring the writing. The plaque also lists the names and off...



  33. Tourists

    Snapshot Title: Tourists
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Empire State Plaza Albany NY
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    There are thousands of people working in the buildings around this plaza, so these folks may not be tourists, but the camera suggests that at least one of these folks is a visitor.



  34. Lights

    Snapshot Title: Lights
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Empire State Plaza Albany NY
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    From the size of these, it looks like The Empire State Plaza is well-lit at night.



  35. Communication

    Snapshot Title: Communication
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Empire State Plaza Albany NY
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    An array of dishes and antennae.



  36. The New York State Fallen Firefighters Memorial

    Snapshot Title: The New York State Fallen Firefighters Memorial
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Empire State Plaza Albany NY
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    This is certainly not the best view of this memorial, which is located north of the Egg



  37. The telephone company

    Snapshot Title: The telephone company
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Empire State Plaza Albany NY
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    This building at 158 State Street was one of the few structures that remained standing with the construction of the Empire State Plaza.



  38. The Agency Buildings

    Snapshot Title: The Agency Buildings
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Empire State Plaza Albany NY
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    Each of these 4 buildings is 23 stories high. With the Corning tower, they dominate the Albany skyline.



  39. Ice Skating RInk

    Snapshot Title: Ice Skating RInk
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Empire State Plaza Albany NY
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    They tell me that the skating is free!



  40. Spinning Needle Art

    Snapshot Title: Spinning Needle Art
    Taken by: Ella Derbyshire

    Image: Empire State Plaza Albany NY
    Image Owner: Ella Derbyshire



    Description:

    A subtle piece of modern art with 2 moving arms.



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