Sunday, February 28, 2010

Holyoke is traveling

Well, yes and no. The images below shows the most recent stats that Seethebrick has pulled in over the past month. The second image shows the statistics since Seethebrick’s inception back in August.

The green areas show the countries that seethebrick has reached. The darker the green, the more visits that have been generated that country. 


To date,  seethebrick, Holyoke has been viewed in 26 countries. In terms of niche blog, seethebrick pulls in a steady flow of international hits. What does this mean? It means there is a global awareness of Holyoke seen through my images and the topics showcased here, such as the Cisco and Data center news.


Of course the bulk of the hits on the site come right from here, home, in Holyoke. I just want to say a special thank you to the readers and followers of seethebrick. I truly appreciate those who take the time to view the photographs and content I post here. I began this site one night to show the media the images I captured of the first fire I photographed in Holyoke back in August. Since then it has become a more comprehensive platform to exhibit the images I make, and showcase other photographs either submitted or contributed.

Thank you!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Friday Night: Passing through the city

After a trip to the mall, I took a pass through the city and made a few photographs.


City Lights

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If asked, “where would you suggest for some good Spanish food?” I would suggest Tony’s, then Fernadnes’s at the opposite end of High st.

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This cart has been slowly making its way around the city. I never see anyone pushing it, yet it keeps popping up in various locations around the down town area.

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Friday, February 26, 2010

Another view

Yesterday while I was at City Hall, friend and fellow photographer Peter from RamblingVanDog joined in the tour. He has a set of images on his blog.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Holyoke City Hall: Portrait

Glenn Sullivan

Pictured here is Glenn Sullivan, a Holyokeite, and very knowledgeable historian of the city. Glenn is the definition of a walking encyclopedia in terms of Holyoke’s history, current, and contemporary issues and topics. Here, he is taking a closer look and stepping outside the of the box to get a truly unique view of High st.

Copy Right Jeffrey Byrnes

Holyoke City Hall: A few photos

Everyone is familiar with the castlesque tower and stone building that resides on High st in Holyoke, MA. A structure, an architectural masterpiece if you will, that stands out in skyline of Western MA. Frequently, when my photographs of city hall are viewed,  I am asked if it was a former church. This is not true, though it may appear as if it resembles a church, especially with the stained glass windows. It was actually built to serve as the city hall. City Councilor Aaron Vega invited me on a tour of the building this afternoon. To my surprise I saw things that need to be photographed. What I am posting here is a very minute amount of what I want to show. There will be more coming.

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Copy Right Jeffrey Byrnes

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Holyoke Prints Available

I have created a gallery of images from Holyoke that I am allowing to be sold as prints. You can view the gallery by clicking here or by following the link on the sidebar.

Please visit the gallery and see the images that are available for purchase. Feed back is of course always appreciated.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Holyoke's Make over: Cisco has plans

I have been following the news about "Cisco's Plans to make a city smarter" This is a fantastic idea that is going to drastically improve the city. I am a huge supporter of this project and am very anxious to see the positive changes that are going to be happening.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Valentines from Holyoke

This photograph was not edited to make it appear like this. I photographed this inside the studio just as how you see it. This is Holyoke showing some love!


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Thursday, February 11, 2010

On a sunny day…

In and around Newton st

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Hampden st Blaze: Photos contributed

Having set up this blog I have been able to reach an audience that I am happy to share my images with. Seethebrick extends well past Holyoke and the Greater Springfield Area. This blog has allowed for people to see how I see. Now I am going to share what I was unable to share, but am happily able to now. I received an email about my photographs. Inside the email was a group of attached images from the blaze. From the images below, you can see the magnitude of the blaze. A very sad sight for an outstandingly beautiful home.

I am awaiting an email back to make the proper photo credit.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snow day is a Pano Day

Panorama photographs:

Click on image for larger view. Copy right Jeffrey Byrnes

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