In Sight

A photographic journal (mostly) around lower Fairfield County
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Head’s up in Shippan

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Francis Miller, of ConservArt of Hamden, repairs the damaged “Neighbors” statue of two women embracing in Czescik Park.  The head was knocked off and removed from the area last March and was recovered in a Shippan backyard in June.  The statue was carved by German-American sculptor Henry Kreis in 1937 for the Works Progress Administration. […] [Read More]
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On vacation, a sobering reminder of war

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ABOVE: Italian soldiers stand outside the Basilica Santa Maria degli Angeli in Rome during the funeral for Lieutenant Alessandro Romani, who was killed by the Taliban in Afghanistan. 9/23/2010 ROME — The Piazza delle Repubblica was eerily silent as the hearse carrying the body of Lieutenant Alessandro Romani drew close to the Basilica Santa Maria degli Angeli. Under normal […] [Read More]
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Holding court

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TOP: A resident laces his sneakers on the balcony at Vidal Court in Stamford.  Vidal Court is a 216-unit state-assisted public housing complex on Merrell Avenue that is scheduled to be replaced with several mixed-income rental townhouse communities spread across the West Side.  ABOVE: Laundry hangs out to dry on the balcony on the fifth […] [Read More]
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Casting off

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TOP: Leo Klein and his son Michael Klein walk along Bridge St. with arms around each other as families celebrating Rosh Hashanah return from the Mill River after performing a ceremony called Tashlich. This involves throwing crumbs into a natural body of moving water. Throwing crumbs into water symbolizes “throwing away” the sins of the […] [Read More]
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Growing community

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TOP: Women remove their shoes as they arrive at the Islamic Cultural Center of New York in Stamford to participate in afternoon prayer.  ABOVE: Ismael El Nahas, 3 of Stamford, watches as a group of men participate in afternoon prayer. The assignment Elizabeth Kim and I took on today was timely given the recent debate […] [Read More]
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Guarding the legacy

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Bob Altomare, stands on the sand at West Beach where he and his two brothers were lifeguards in the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. Kathleen O’Rourke/The Advocate Today I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing Bob who with his two older brothers, Tony and Peter, guarded West Beach for decades .  He truly is an […] [Read More]
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Freedom flag

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Kashvi Kumar, 7 of Westport, and Veda Malhotra, 6 of Darien, participate in a ceremony to mark the 63rd anniversary of India’ s Independence Day at the Government Center. The event was sponsored by GOPIO (Global organization of People of Indian Origin) – Connecticut Chapter. Kathleen O’Rourke/The Advocate [Read More]
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Photographic memory

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A taxi makes it way down Water Street during a thunderstorm on Block Island in late July. Kathleen O’Rourke/The Advocate It’s been nearly three weeks since I returned from vacation in Rhode Island and it feels like months.  I finally received some images I shot with a friends camera (unlike most people I rarely carry […] [Read More]
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Yak yak yak

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Kayakers set up camp on Shea Island for Yak Jam 2010, the Third Annual Kayaker Jamboree in Norwalk.  The group launched at Calf Pasture Beach and paddled out to Shea Island.  The weekend long event includes an environmentalist presentation, group paddles, an island cleanup and camping. Kathleen O’Rourke/The Advocate I couldn’t have asked for a […] [Read More]
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A new coat

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Edward Grady paints the fence in front of the house where he has lived for 35 years.  The house, on Madison Place, was built in 1850. Kathleen O’Rourke/The Advocate I just returned from vacation and I struggled a bit today getting back in the work groove.  I drove around for an hour before I spotted […] [Read More]
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