Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Looking generally south down Speedwell Avenue in Morristown, NJ...

Looking generally south down Speedwell Avenue in Morristown, NJ viewing Headquarters Plaza which is a collection of mid 1980s office buildings which are, as of 2018, the tallest buildings in Morris County, New Jersey

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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Lake Stockholm in Stockhom (Hardyston Township), NJ

Lake Stockholm in #stockholmnj #hardystonnj #nj is an excellent example of the summertime vacation cottage destinations that used to dot #sussexcountynj  and which slowly converted to full year residential commuter communities.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Delaware Water Gap Bridge on Interstate 80, Hardwick Township, NJ

Frozen Delaware River
The Delaware River looking solid on January 14th, 2018. A very cold winter, the recent cold saw a thaw on Thursday with temperatures rising up to 64 degrees before plummeting back down below freezing. Not sure if it would be safe to walk on and as a general rule I would suggest never to walk on frozen water in NJ just as a matter of course, but I couldn't help but to think if it had been this cold during the American Revolution if perhaps Washington could've walked across the Delaware with cannons?

Friday, December 15, 2017

Interior of Waiting Room at Hoboken Railroad Station, Hoboken, NJ

Behind Newark Penn Station, Hoboken Terminal is the second busiest rail terminal in New Jersey. The waiting room, refurbished in 2009, originally built in 2007, is beautiful.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Space Farms Zoo, Wantage Township, NJ (Beemerville)

Beemerville Presbyterian Church
This iron cast eagle was from the Grand Central Station torn down in 1910
Small windmill
Herd staying together by the water's edge
The number of birds flying around is amazing.
Prairie Dog
White-Tailed Deer
Sunrise Ridge
Space Farms Zoo and Museum is an interesting place on many levels. First and foremost, Space Farms is a zoo and actually the name 'Space' is a family name, being originally founded by a man named 'Fred Space' -- the zoo allows visitors to feed many of the animals which makes this zoo an ideal place to take young children. I was also taken by the vast numbers of birds which were either exhibits or indigenous to the area and simply living off the crumbs the zoo offers. Its almost like something out of Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds." Space Farms' setting in Northwest NJ in Wantage Township is nothing short of stunning. Growing up in NJ, I fondly remember Space Farms being associated with bears and that is because the largest bear on record used to live there. Space Farms now has Goliath on display. Space Farms is also a museum and more pertinently its really several museums filled with most impressively, a fleet of antique cars, with the surrounding museums filled with curios, a fair amount of which would best be classified as 'Americana'

In this sense Space Farms is really a very eclectic place, in some ways this place doesn't necessarily know exactly what it wants to be, but then again where else can you look at a prairie dog and then glance up and see a 3 1/2 ton cast iron eagle that had once been atop the original Grand Central Station in NYC before being demolished in 1910?

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Lambert Castle Observation Tower and Garrett Mountain Reservation Woodland Park and Paterson, NJ

Views from Garrett Mountain Reservation in Woodland Park/Paterson, NJ. Views mostly of downtown Paterson.

Veteran's Memorial Park, Paterson, NJ

Veterans Memorial Park in Hayden Heights in Paterson, NJ

Hurd Park's "Spirit of the American Doughboy" Statute in Dover, NJ

The Town of Dover welcomes visitors along West Blackwell Street (US-46) with a ‘Spirit of the American Doughboy’ statue in Hurd Park

Bridget Smith House, Mine Hill, NJ

Bridget Smith House in Mine Hill, NJ. Built in 1855 this home was a two family home! Example how iron miners in the area lived in the 19th century.

Splitrock Reservoir, Boonton Township, NJ

The pavement does end on Split Rock Road after which a dirt road continues
Splitrock Reservoir. This reservoir borders Rockaway Township, Kinnelon and Boonton Township.