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Gallery: 704 Hudson Gallery in Virtual and 100 years ago

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Gallery: Hudson NY July 2016

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Gallery: 19th Century Society Monkey Fist Excursion aboard Pioneer

Gallery: Austerlitz Colonial Settlement of Samual A Curtis

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Gallery: Ellenville NY Depot

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Gallery: 704 Columbia Street Hudson NY


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Gallery: German Automat 1920’s Berlin SL

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Gallery: Knaptrackicon 2016

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Gallery: Idyllic Upstate Pastoral Pleasure

Austerlitz has all the charm of the 19th Century farmhouse in the fertile valley of the Green River;

Hudson is a picturesque village with a revitalized downtown and thriving (during the season!);

Athens is on the West Bank of the Hudson River, and is home to Athens Yards, a large complex with public event space and room to spread out;

Gallery: The Automat, Virtually

The Automat. A Painting by Edward Hopper, and now a Virtual Installation for the public in Second Life™ by RJ Kikuchiyo, an award-winning VR designer.  Here, RJ demos the beverages and food vending machines for an upcoming event.

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The technology of the time allowed visitors to get a meal without interaction with the food preparation, very much predicting the science of food vending in the modern age.  A coffee was a nickel.  A sandwich, two nickels.  In the age of Hopper, this was a refuge from the urban outdoors, a place of comfort, even if only for a short time.

Interestingly, this was a time when modern design was coming into view, forward-looking and fantastic. Perhaps this painting by Edward Hopper was a reaction to that cold steel and glass society.  I embrace the humanity represented in the view, a single female patron, her emotion and her poise in the face of the new technology within which she finds herself surrounded.

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