I love this camera. It’s one of my all time favourites. The usual Kodak philosophy was to produce inexpensive cameras for everyone. In the case of the Retina they moved in another direction. Kodak purchased German manufacturer Nagel in order to produce a camera that could compete with Contax and Leica. This Retina iic is about 60 years old and I must say I’m impressed. It was also great fun to use and quite small and portable. It has a fairly fast (f2.8) and sharp Schneider lens and when folded (yes it’s a folding camera) it can easily fit in a pocket. Mischa Konig’s Kodak Classics site has lots of information on Retinas including that the first model Retina, Kodak’s first 35mm camera introduced the “135” 35mm film cassette still in use today.


Old shed on route 9, Garrison


The sign says it all.


Old equipment at Charles Point Pier Park, Westchester, NY. The City of Peekskill website says this of Charles Point Pier Park:

China Pier at Charles Point provides an expansive view of Peekskill Bay on up to Bear Mountain, and the Bear Mountain Bridge. It was used by the Fleischmann Company to import the raw materials at its vast yeast and gin factory. Now, it hosts the tall ships during Peekskill Celebration and provides a great spot for a picnic and river watching.

China Pier at Charles Point provides an expansive view of Peekskill Bay on up to Bear Mountain, and the Bear Mountain Bridge. It was used by the Fleischmann Company to import the raw materials at its vast yeast and gin factory. Now, it hosts the tall ships during Peekskill Celebration and provides a great spot for a picnic and river watching.


Sign in Cold Spring, NY

The Bird and Bottle Inn, Garrison NY.  Although the web site is still active I believe the Inn is now closed (it was the last time I looked).


Stained glass ball outside the Bird and Bottle Inn.




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