Mohonk Lake and Castle, New Paltz, NY

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Comments (12)

yellowroses2003 on September 15, 2007

It's a Hotel, not a castle.

Hank Waxman on December 13, 2007

Thank you turbica and yellowroses for visiting and commenting. Upstate New York is a beautful and photogenic area, that is often overlooked by people who want to experience the City proper.

And yes, yellowroses, I know it's a hotel, but from my vantage point at the time, i felt it looked like a castle. In fact, it still does; but I thank you for clearing the record.

Regards from NJ-USA.


sugarbag1 on March 18, 2010

Hello Hank. Beautiful shot here.The water looks so lovely and cool and the lovely mountains in the back ground.Well Done Hank.Best Of and Y*. Kind Regards,David.Western Australia

Hank Waxman on March 23, 2010

Hi David, and welcome to New York State. I'm glad you you think this shot is worthy.


juan carlos Barros on October 10, 2010

hermosas tus fotos. esta me gusto. saludos desde San Rafael Mendoza - Republica Argentina. LIKE

Hank Waxman on October 13, 2010

Una vez más Juan Carlos I que Kyuo para sus bondades.


Marilyn Whiteley on January 1, 2011

The Lake Mohonk Mountain House was built by the Quaker twins Albert and Alfred Smiley in 1870. When Albert was appointed to the board of Indian Commissioners, he became interested in the situation of American Indians - and in the shortness of the Commissioners' meetings. Thus he began inviting various "Friends of the Indian" to come as his guests to a several day meeting at this hotel each October. It became a very influential gathering for the development of policy.

My biographical subject, Isabel Crawford, attended two of the meetings. She said, "the whole affair from beginning to end with the wonderful surroundings made one wonder if the Heavenly Portals were not somewhere near."

Early in January we are going to splurge and spend one night here! But in January, it's not going to look like this spectacular view, Hank!


Hank Waxman on January 5, 2011

Have a wonderful time in my neck of the woods, Marilyn, and thanks for the brief history. I think anecdotal comments really add to the Panoramio experience, so thanks for enhancing my picture. This was one of my very first posts ,so it's nice to revisit it after four years. Happy New Year.


©Würmer on February 16, 2011

met Margaret „Human diversity is a resource, not a handicap“ Mead there; she's stayed on my mind ever since:

„Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.“

Hank Waxman on February 16, 2011

Margaret Mead also created world-wide awareness for John McConnell's Earth Flag as a symbol of Peace for all people. John's the unsung creator of Earth Day which was also his invention back in 1970. Thanks ©Würmer for stopping by.


©Würmer on February 17, 2011

I didn't know that, Hank, in fact ...<chuckle>... there are quite a few John McConnels that got a Wikipedia mention, about which I know next to nothing...

...but another entry there caused another set of memories to come flooding back...

Hank Waxman on February 18, 2011

Here is John's page on Wikipedia).

When John created Earth Day he celebrated it on the Vernal Equinox which is a truly Earth Day. In honor of John's original concept The United Nations celebrates Earth Day on the Equinox, and rings the Peace Bell at the moment the Sun crosses the Equator heading North.

I took this shot of the Peace Bell one night at that celebration I attended with John. Cheers,


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