Saturday August 4, 2012

FISHERS ISLAND NEW YORK – Fishers Island is 7 miles or so off the Connecticut coast in Long Island Sound, opposite Mystic and Stonington. Here it is:

Politically Fishers is in New York State. There is no local government – it’s part of Southold, a town on the north fork of Long Island. Geologically its an extension of the north fork – the golf courses, like those at the east end of Long Island, are classic links courses. Architecturally its part Central Park and part Newport: about half of the island is a planned community (very, very low density) designed by Frederic Law Olmsted; houses are shingle style, heavily influenced by Stamford White. Socially, it’s high wasp: The screen writers for the first season of Mad Men placed Campbell’s family summer house in Fishers, demonstrating a nuanced understanding of our local social morays. A lovely place to get away to.

Here are some images from the beach taken with my Leica M9 and a 28mm Summicron lens. The first is stitched from three frames. As you see there is beach grass and beach rocks.

Beach Grass
Beach Grass
Beach Rocks
Beach Rocks

On our return from the beach there was some drama. We brought Basil, our Norwich Terrier, to Fishers but left him in the house while we went to the beach. I don’t know whether I’ve mentioned that Basil is an evil genius when it comes to food, but he is. He broke into our hosts’ supply of Greenies and ate all 40 of them. 40 of these disgusting things. He threw up 13 messy green piles all over the house. Here’s the cleanup crew, looking unamused.

Cleanup crew
Cleanup crew

On this day one year ago: Bloomberg building out my office window.

Bloomberg Building
Bloomberg Building