West Side of New York City



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My name is Dave Beckerman. I am a fine art photographer working in New York City.

7 thoughts on “West Side of New York City”

  1. Read the old XML file to determine the photo storage structure. Recreate that on your computer then ftp the whole thing to your wp-content directory on the new site.

    Once you have the photo uploaded to your new site, you can edit the XML file. Do a search and replace all with the new directory replacing the old one. Re-import the file. Done.

    Now that you have your own server, everything becomes easily portable. Make regular backups of your wp-content directory, which contains your themes, plugins and uploads. With a current export xml file, a quick edit of the file lets you move your site to any domain name you chose.

  2. Is this the first comment in new blog?
    Good luck with importing, Dave. I don’t know how many times you changed your blog URL in the five years I’m reading you. Wouldn’t it be nice to have everything in one place from your very first post on?

  3. So you changed your RSS feed again…. But it does not work at my.yahoo.com I get the message “Oops! The feed you requested has timed out! Please chack back later.”

  4. I’m glad you chose this image as your first post on the new blog. It’s fantastic. I love the way the Englewood Cliffs look uninhabited and almost alien.

  5. In case anyone is interested in how those cliffs in New Jersey were formed, here it is. It happened about 200 million years ago, which is even before Dave Beckerman was born. At that time North America and Africa were attached to each other in one big continent called Pangea. Then the two continents separated from each other and the Atlantic Ocean began to fill in the gap. As they separated, molten rock began rising from deep in the earth and pushed itself up where New Jersey is now. The molten rock didn’t quite get to the surface, but pushed up the sandstone on top of it. As the sandstone gradually eroded away, the rock beneath was revealed.

    This stretch of emerged rock is called the Palisades and it extends about twenty miles from Jersey City, NJ to Nyack, NY. The Lenape Indians called it “weehawken”, which means “rocks that look like a row of trees.” Today, Weehawken is the town across the river from Manhattan that sits on top of the Palisades. The word “palisades” come the Latin, “palus”, which means stake. You can appreciate the etymology of those terms looking at Dave’s photo.

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