In Memory – 9/11 (Sept 11, 2001)

A tribute to the memory of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

Washington Monument - American Flag

A longer post was published exactly, to the minute, one decade after the tragedy hit.

That post may be viewed here.

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Model Kate Upton Captures Sports Illustrated 2012 Swimsuit Issue Cover

Guess model, 19 year old Kate Upton, claimed the coveted “Super Cover” over nine other final contenders, as announced on David Letterman’s “Late Show.”

The fanfare utilized by SI for the New York announcement is nothing less than spectacular, with an unveiling of a huge cover reproduction in Time’s Square.

Her selection is a unique distinction, joining such company as Christie Brinkely and Elle Macpherson, as the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition sells more copies than any other magazine in existence.

Kate Upton was photographed by Walter Iooss Jr.
in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Swimsuit by Suit Yourself Bikinis by Kathleen Bruening

Despite the fact that the cover leaked and was rapidly spread online in no way diminishes the impact of the announcement.

As the 5’10” winner points out in the video following, SI does a tremendous job in name recognition for all of the models who were in contention:

Congratulations to SI 2012 Swimsuit Model of the Year Kate Upton, who had been named Rookie of the Year in her bid to capture the 2011 SI special cover.

Perhaps TV’s Extra had planned their bikini revealing excursion specifically to the Square with correspondent Maria Menounos, after losing her Super Bowl wager, knowing SI would soon follow. Just a thought.

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Exactly One Decade Later, 9/11 Tribute – Sept 11, 2001 8:46am Eastern Time

Ten years ago, today, to the minute, America was attacked by jetliners in the heart of New York City and the Pentagon, while another attempt was thwarted in Pennsylvania, perhaps on its way to the U.S. Capitol building.

American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center at 8:46am Eastern time, followed 16 minutes later by United Airlines Flight 175 into the South Tower. The Pentagon was struck by American Airlines Flight 77 while United Airlines Flight 93 was forced to crash short of its target in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, when passengers stormed the cockpit.

There is no need to cover the entire story again as most people, if not all, know it and, more than likely remember exactly what they were doing when they first heard the news.

This first image is of the scene after the two planes struck the two World Trade Center towers and was taken by Wally Gobetz from Jersey City, New Jersey.

The next image was captured six days later showing the area known as Ground Zero by U.S. Navy Chief Photographer’s Mate Eric J. Tilford (released).

The next image of the Pentagon was taken by U.S. Navy Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Lisa Borges.

Video footage showing the strike of the second tower have not been posted as they are readily available on YouTube.

Additionally, numerous theories exist regarding the exact events that transpired that fateful day and no matter which one is believed (or not) there were 2,973 people who perished, most needlesly and others attempting to help.

This post is simply a tribute to all of the innocent people who lost their lives and those who gave their lives in rescue attempts and their families.

Long may she wave

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Food Culture – in the Big Apple

Good food seems to always make one feel better.

To feel your best, then, seeking out and discovering wonderful gastronomic delights would be the ideal scenario.

And, as nice as it may be for dinner, it is always a particular treat to find a great breakfast or brunch culinary experience.

The blog entry linked below describes in words and pictures a delightful morning pleasure treasure located in New York, featuring Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisine.

© Taylor Young Photography

Read about it here: Cafe Mogador – New York

When in the East Village, it might be a very good idea to visit this establishment. Especially if you wish to feel fabulous the rest of the day.


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