Ken Fullam

@kenfullam

Left my heart in SF & New England.

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There are only a few pictures of the Fishtown Chapel on the Internet. I'd be curious to ask why removed its steeple, which can be seen in older photos and postcards

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The Fishtown Chapel, built around 1870, now at Mystic Seaport, CT. This b&w pic was taken back when it had its little steeple. Looks like there was a small graveyard too, which was probably taken out to make the place more family fun friendly. #Halloweenprimer courtesy: superstock.com *To download a 5mb image, it would cost at least $33 #maybesomeday

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This past week, I bought a set of 4 (N, S, E, & W) bird's eye aerial photos of Mystic Seaport from mapmart.com for $70. They're especially nice because they were taken in December 2006 when the Charles W Morgan was still at its wharf and the leaves had fallen off the trees, making it easier to see the buildings. After looking at the photos for a couple days, I noticed that the Fishtown Chapel was missing its steeple. #Ugh #bummer Now I'm feeling kind of glum about buying these photos. Maybe sometime in the future I'll try to photoshop that steeple into the pictures.

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Thinking about buying a large size of this Mystic Seaport photo taken in Fall 1973 by Ed Cooper. It's a nice view of the Fishtown Chapel and the Buckingham House, back when it was painted a rustic red color. The steeple on the Fishtown Chapel is a prominent architectural landmark near the center of Mystic Seaport. #myfaveplace

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I heart this art by Arthur Moniz from this past summer's once-in-a-lifetime Charles W Morgan New Bedford Homecoming - 2014. His original watercolor painting sold for $50k. I like this print of it, that was only $10 from the Whaling Museum. Framed and hung it, making sure it was centered and perfectly level, though, the angle of the camera shot creates an optical delusion that makes it look off. I take a deep breath every time I walk by it. #tripofalifetime It'll probably be the only trip I take this year, but I'm good.

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My house is like the opposite color scheme. It used to be all white, so I painted it the same colors as the front house, but in reverse. Added the fireplace & chimney in the front - I ordered all the parts (firebox, vent pipe, etc) and then had Giuseppe built it. That was just b4 they outlawed new wood-burning fireplaces in LA

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I like this property at 556 County St, New Bedford, MA. It's almost the same color as the front house that Mr G rents. Zoomed in and read the sign above the front entrance: Missionaries of Charity, Calcutta #googlemaps

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This one is 'Rush Hour - Los Angeles, Spring St Looking North' by Stanton Manolakas. It looks to be a street scene from the late 1800s, with a couple of cable cars (L.A. really did have a few cable car lines), an elegant Victorian era building w/ a fancy roof (center of pic), and many interesting signs to read. It's almost like being transported back in time, to more than 120yrs ago. #unpavedroads #horses #formalclothing

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Discovered some more really nice, historically accurate canvas prints by Stanton Manolakas, who I just purchased a Nantucket canvas print from (via lightinthebox.com). He made a dozen or so historic paintings of San Pedro and downtown Los Angeles that have the old Pacific Electric red cars and many advertising signs on buildings, with prices from those times. This one is 'San Pedro Harbor.' Just what I needed, more beautiful art to buy for my already filled walls..

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Just bought 'Nantucket, circa 1865' watercolor by Stanton Manolakas stretched canvas print, ready to hang, on sale for $34.99 (+7.60s&h) for the 16"x24" at lightinthebox.com *They also had 14x20 and 20x28 sizes for $10 less and $10 more, respectively. Went with the medium size becuz it had the widest aspect ratio, and therefore less cropped off the sides of the image. #justbootiful #neverseenitb4 *saw an ad/link for it on #ebay

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I don't usually buy pin-back buttons, but these were pretty nice: New Bedford, Plymouth, & Boston, Mass. - all from the 1890s to 1920s. #dontpushmybuttons

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Bought this postcard of the Entrance to San Pedro harbor (w/ a 1955 postmark) today for $0.99. Now, there's a big marina, hotel, and Piers 300 & 400 w/ lots of cranes (in the background)

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Maybe something more abstract like this Mystic Seaport woodcut print would look better there..

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I'm thinking about putting a different art print in the lobby at the apartments. This one is a little too cheery with the hot air balloons that spell 'Cape Cod' - it was an almost perfect fit, though, for that frame which was left behind by one of the tenants

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Googled up a really nice aerial photo of Gloucester, Mass. - even nicer than the 50cent postcard I missed out on Sunday. Ordered a panoramic 5x10 glossy print through smugmug for $14 ($20 total, w/ tax + s&h). The Gloucester Fisherman monument is near the middle of the crescent beach on the left. The city is actually pronounced Glost-er, as in "I lost her in Gloucester."

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Looks like the original sleeping quarters on the lightship - the chains holding the bunk beds were probably for cutting down on the swaying back 'n' forth when out on the open seas. I'll take the top bunk!!

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The lightship must be really heavy with an iron hull/body, so it might be destined to stay on the pond at Hanson, Mass. The interior looks dated, but that makes it more historic too. The other Nantucket Lightship (located at Nantucket, MA) was converted into a luxury yacht

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There's a full-sized, original and historic Nantucket Lightship for sale on ebay. The auction ended yesterday at $222,351 but it didn't sell because the Reserve price wasn't met. It had a Buy It Now price of $295,000 but the biggest problem I think is that it's located about 10mi inland from the nearest port, Duxbury, Mass. Someone might be able to turn it into a bed 'n' breakfast type business..

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Wish I had bid on this beautiful "Air View of Gloucester Harbor and Rocky Neck, Cape Ann, Mass." postcard yesterday. It didn't sell, and the seller didn't reply to my question about adding it to my current invoice - and I'm a regular $0.50 Postcard Sunday customer! I was so sleepy, I slept right thru the auction end of this one. The only thing that might have been nicer is to have some Gloucester Schooners sailing in the harbor. #GloucesterFishermen #ThePerfectStorm

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I like the way this one came out - with a little photobombing by the Gloucester Fisherman

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