Monthly Archives: February 2009

GMG Q&A – Jay Albert From Cape Ann Images

Jay Albert runs the fantastic Cape Ann Photography Blog Cape Ann Images.  He’s also a Gloucester Guerilla having presented at the second Downtown Block Party and the first Gloucester Guerilla Art Project at Cape Ann Community Cinema.

How long have you lived in Gloucester?

my whole life…excluding 2 years I was exiled to Rockport!

What is your favorite season In Gloucester?

Summer

Do you have any secret outdoor spots in Gloucester where you go to “get away”?

10 miles offshore!

What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester?

Maria’s

What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester?

Mike’s place

What place would you go for a romantic dinner in Gloucester?

Home

What is your favorite bar in Gloucester?

I haven’t done bars in years! Remember Lil Earls?

What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester?

George”s

What is your favorite local event in Gloucester?

Toss-up between the Fiesta & Schooner festival.

In the summer do you prefer the beach or to be on a boat?

Boat

Who is your favorite local artist?

Armond Sindoni ,favorite dead artist Fitz Henry Lane

Which is your favorite local beach?

Good Harbor…for the great photo ops!

Who makes the best burger in town?

Halibut Point

Who has the best chowder in town?

Freddy’s Lobsta Land

Excluding GMG what is your second favorite local blog?

Cape Ann Images!

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder?

Clam

What were your thoughts on The Downtown Block Parties last year?

It brought downtown alive! It showcases the downtown buisnesses unlike the Sidewalk Bazzar that fills the sidewalks with “pop-up vendors”.

What is your favorite local band?

If Ipswich was local it would be “The Fools”!

Thanks, Joey

Wingersheek Beach Boardwalk

 This photograph was taken at Wingersheek Beach. I used a technique called HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography. It takes 3 photos that have 3 different exposures and combines them into one HDR photograph.

 

Hello All, My name is Michael Lindberg and I am from Gloucester. I have been asked by Joey to be a regular contributer to GMG. I am very exited to be participating in such a great blog. I enjoy photography, videography, graphic arts, music, fishing and boating. I have traveled around the world for the past 30 years and there is nothing more I like than returning home to what I feel is the best place on earth. I hope you all will comment on my posts and let me know what you think.

Tom Porter & Shamus

Tom Porter owns The Susan & Kimberly, a lobster boat.  Tom is one of about six guys in this harbor that have the absolute best stories to tell.  You could listen to the outrageous antics that he has lived through fishing for hours and hours and never get tired.

He brought down Shamus the day before yesterday, a 4 month old Irish Jack Russell.  It’s kinda funny to see rough, tough Tommy Porter handle this little puppy.

Shamus, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Twin Lights Soda Logo T Shirts Exclusive At Alexandra’s Bread

If you were born in Gloucester you remember Twin Lights Soda.  You remember those heavy glass soda bottles and you remember the crates that they used to put the heavy glass bottles into.  You remember the different cool flavors like birch beer, and cream soda.

Well Alexandra’s Bread exclusively carries Twin Light T Shirts.  She had them made up with permission from the bottler.  For a little bit of nostalgia, cruise on down to Alexandra’s Bread, grab a cobble or six and check out all teh cool stuff on the walls for sale.

Click here for a story on Twin Lights Bottling from The Salem Evening News