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Stamford Veteran And Army Physicist Recalls Involvement In ‘Manhattan Project’

  • July 30, 2019
Stamford Veteran And Army Physicist Recalls Involvement In ‘Manhattan Project’

The following article was written by M. K. Moynahan, and was published in The Mountain Eagle, in Stamford, New York, USA, on December 4, 2008.(Photograph taken by Thomas Slatin.) STAMFORD, NEW YORK - Few people know village of Stamford has a true connection to the past by virtue of one of its residents, Dr. Harvey Slatin. In 1942, Slatin was tapped by J. Robert Oppenheimer to participate in the "Manhattan Project". With the anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day approaching, it is an appropriate time to reflect on the contributions of this Army veteran and his recollections of the time and his involvement...

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Thomas Slatin Quote

  • July 29, 2019
Thomas Slatin Quote

"I personally don't claim modern religion, though if I had to classify my beliefs I would have to choose Paganism, along with the firm unshakable belief that there should be freedom and equality for all people." — Thomas Slatin

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Thomas Slatin Quote

  • July 24, 2019
Thomas Slatin Quote

"To be American is to be born with the notion that one will have the epitome of freedoms in life, though the older I get, the more I question how free I truly feel." —Thomas Slatin

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Remembering The Westholm

  • July 23, 2019
Remembering The Westholm

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published in the July 2019 edition of A Time And A Place Magazine. Opening its doors in the late 19th century, and in operation for most of the 20th century, The Westholm Hotel definitely has earned its place in history. The Westholm Hotel was located on Main Street in Stamford, nestled among the Catskill Mountains, Lake Utsayantha, and Mt. Utsayantha, which represent part of the natural beauty of Stamford. The Westholm Hotel was one of many hotels and resorts in the area which thrived during their heyday. The Westholm...

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The Importance Of Urban Exploration Photography To Document History

  • June 30, 2019
The Importance Of Urban Exploration Photography To Document History

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published by Patch.com on June 25, 2019. Photographer Thomas Slatin discusses the Westholm Hotel and how photographs of properties help to preserve history. A recent interview with urban exploration photographer and writer, Thomas W.P. Slatin explores the important purposeful reasons behind a genre of photography known as “urban exploration.” There is a lot involved to photograph properties, many of which have been unoccupied for years. Slatin often photographs properties that have historical significance....

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Shower

  • May 7, 2019
Shower

June 2010

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Hotel Owner Discusses Intriguing History of The Westholm Hotel

  • April 22, 2019
Hotel Owner Discusses Intriguing History of The Westholm Hotel

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published by Patch.com on April 18, 2019. Victoria Filonenko plans to restore The Westholm Hotel to a healing center with beautiful gardens. This is a historic property in Stamford. Victoria Filonenko, owner of The Westholm Hotel, has plans of restoring the historic property to a healing center. In a recent interview, Filonenko discussed her initial interest in the property, namely the remarkable history which lead to her desire and willingness to restore it as the new owner. "I am fascinated by the beauty and the history...

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Thomas Slatin Quote

  • April 18, 2019
Thomas Slatin Quote

"My idea of heaven is laying down on the floor with a good book and the radio playing songs from my childhood." — Thomas Slatin

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Entropy — The Beauty Of Decay

  • April 15, 2019
Entropy — The Beauty Of Decay

"A fascinating glimpse into places that were left behind, abandoned, or simply forgotten about. Take a tour to many long-forgotten places that people rarely ever think about, and never visit." Buy It On Amazon.com

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Wavelength

  • April 12, 2019
Wavelength

July 2009

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Urban Exploration Photographer Discusses B & O Railroad Museum

  • April 7, 2019
Urban Exploration Photographer Discusses B & O Railroad Museum

The following article was written by Lisa Pellegrene, and was originally published by Patch.com on April 3, 2019. Renowned photographer Thomas W.P. Slatin plans to honor B & O Railroad Museum and Ellicott Station through his work. American photographer Thomas W.P. Slatin has a passion for urban exploration and locomotive photography, and this love for locomotives is taking him to Baltimore to photograph historic railway sites. His work in photography has led to the restoration of previously abandoned properties and locomotives. Having picked up his first camera at the age of eight...

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A Typical Friday’s Child

  • March 25, 2019
A Typical Friday’s Child

I was born on a Friday morning, and I recently returned to the house where I was born on a Friday, almost 30 years later, a typical Friday's child. The house was a moment froze in time, as if nothing had changed since I walked out the front door at the tender age of 8. I still remember the dimly lit hallway leading upstairs, the flocked red wallpaper, and the salt and pepper carpeting. Nothing had changed in all these years I spent away, stepping out the front door at age 8 as a small child, raised on promises. I made my way through life, living, growing, and thriving, only to return...

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Small Hand Soap

  • March 19, 2019
Small Hand Soap

Hamberder Helper

  • March 19, 2019
Hamberder Helper

I’m A Creep

  • March 19, 2019
I’m A Creep