Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Bald Hill Vietnam Memorial Park, Farmingville NY - Long Island's Highest Point. A Microsoft Virtual Earth view (was "Vietnam War Memorial, Bicycle Hill, Selden, NY"). Photo here. It seems, since I saw it last, when graffiti was being removed (mickey mouse) that they've painted the formerly bright white with fake "pointed" stone, to look like masonry, when it is made of steel plate. I had a neighbor in Brooklyn that used to work for the artist Richard Haas who paints many "trompe l'oeil" effects onto bare building walls. My Google Earth Community Post: "Also known as Bicycle Hill, and a native American 'signal fire' and burial ground, George Washington, on his triumphal tour of Long Island, a battle he once lost, wrote of it in his diary as a 'mere trifling' passing by. View in Google Earth It's a shame the gentleman who sort of started these large databases is missing at sea (Jim Gray, see: Oak Leaf Systems blog 1/29/07). He left San Francisco for the Farallon Islands off the coast of California.