Al Filreis


Catskills valley at 2000 feet

Some late-August photos of my favorite place in the world: a Catskills mountain valley formed by the Neversink River and two streams (Biscuit Creek and Pigeon Brook)—Frost Valley, whose lowest elevation is 1,900 feet above sea level. Click on any image for a larger view.    


Rhinecliff Station along the Hudson

I had a half hour to kill while waiting for Jane to arrive on the 6:11 PM Amtrak coming from Penn Station to Rhinecliff Station along the Hudson, so I walked around and took in the scenes. I love the Hudson Valley and this odd old riverside station is one...


Views from Hudson River Park on an August Sunday

I can’t think of an urban park I admire more than Hudson River Park running south from Chelsea all the way to the bottom of Manhattan Island. The features vary; it’s not a single design. Some of the piers have been renovated, but each differently. The gardens are gorgeous, each...