Sunday, 31 January 2010

caves at ponza, with boat

As before. July 2007. Or 2006?

Saturday, 30 January 2010


I am so longing to return here. Ponza is the inhabited volcanic island in a little cluster of beautifully sculptured rocks, uninhabited (by law), in the middle of the sea, somewhere off Italy. Shot from a boat trip with a group of mostly Italian friends. July, 2007, I think.

Friday, 29 January 2010

no diving

All on the same pool day. Florida. January 2010

Thursday, 28 January 2010

not a pool day, redux

Third in a series. Florida. January 2010.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

palms trees floating in pool

As before. Palm Beach County, Florida. January 2010.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

not a pool day

@ my parents' active adult community, Palm Beach County, Florida. Well, it was a pool day for me: every day is a pool day, long as there aren't thunderstorms.

Monday, 25 January 2010

my man, night fishing

Third in the series. Florida. As before. January 2010.

Sunday, 24 January 2010

more night fishing with my man

(As before). Second in a series. Somewhere in Palm Beach County, Florida. January 2010.

Saturday, 23 January 2010

night fishing with my man

My husband found a great little 'lake' in my parents' active adult retirement community. Not the one their 'Florida room' looks out on: the fish there are too smart. This one is in a secret location. He had this wild idea fishing would work better at night, but on this particular night, the air was cold, and perhaps they were sleeping. Or frozen.

Somewhere in Palm Beach County. January 2010

Friday, 22 January 2010

at cousin cliff & jan's pool, before it rained

I love swimming in their pool, in a gated retirement community near my parents' place. Last time I went, it rained, too, and swimming in the warm pool with huge drops coming down was just magic.

Cliff is my father's cousin, but more than that: they were like brothers. And his wife Jan is my mom's good friend. They are the most wonderful couple.

Somewhere in Boynton Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida. January 2010.

Thursday, 21 January 2010

high dive

At the Deauville Hotel, just days after the Beatles stayed there. As before, photo by my father, Arthur A. Carin. Miami, Christmas of 1963 or 1964.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

delano pool

At the Delano Hotel, Collins Avenue, South Beach, Miami. Florida. January 2010

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

at the delano hotel

South Beach, Miami. January 2010

Monday, 18 January 2010

my mom, looking glamorous

As before. My mom. With my parents' friend Joe in the background, looking a bit like my husband, Mr. Dot.

Photo by my father, Art Carin. Miami, circa 1963 or 1964.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

say cheese

Being in South Beach brought back such strong memories of childhood. I remember a magic day at the Deauville Hotel. The Beatles had just come to America and my parents' friends lived there, and we spent the day at the pool at the Deauville because a friend or colleague of my dad's was staying there. In the suite the Beatles had just vacated, before him. He was dealing with troops of girls knocking on the door, in floods of tears, paying homage. Kissing the walls.. pretty mad behaviour.

Photo by my dad, Art Carin. Miami, December 1963. I think.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

bit surreal

And yet, real. My dad took a similar shot on the same beach in the 60s, I will find it and show to you. South Beach, Miami. January 2010.

Friday, 15 January 2010

i have seen the future, and it's here

On South Beach, Miami. January 2010.

Thursday, 14 January 2010

still life: lifeguard station with polka dots

South Beach, Miami. January 2010.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

coral gables: venetian pools

I thought I'd dreamt this place, but found colour slides that my dad took of a mythical place in my past: Venetian Pools, in Coral Gables, Florida. Since we're in Florida now, I felt it only fitting to show you my wonderful father's photos.

It seems almost impossible, but when I googled Venetian Pools, it still exists! It's a real place. As a child, my memories of it are as near to heaven as one could get on this earth.

Friday, 8 January 2010

man with orange towel

Shot same night as yesterday's post. Secret beach (not so secret, apparently), North Fork, Long Island. February 2009

Thursday, 7 January 2010

our lady of victory

The night all the people showed up at my husband's secret favourite fishing spot on the beach on the Long Island Sound. North Fork, Long Island. August 2009.

Wednesday, 6 January 2010


Maryann, on the boat. Somewhere in British Virgin Islands. February 2009

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

feeding frenzy

Fish, eating bread, off the boat (our chartered catamaran), British Virgin Islands. February 2009.

Sunday, 3 January 2010

pink beach

As before. Same night. Same moment, actually.

Saturday, 2 January 2010

blue beach

At the same beach as yesterday: my father's beach. On Long Island Sound. Baiting Hollow, August 2009.

Friday, 1 January 2010

all you need is love

On the beach below my parents' summer home, on the Long Island Sound. Baiting Hollow, NY. August 2009