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Photo A Day Challenge: Monochromatic…

New York City

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https://citysonnet.wordpress.com/2019/08/01/august-photo-a-day-challenge-2/

Photo A Day Challenge: Square…

New York City windows.

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Tuesday Photo Challenge: Road…

At the end of the road lies the abandoned Gingerbread Castle in New Jersey.

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Photo A Day Challenge: Yellow…

 

 

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Road …

On the road between NJ and NY.

This is the new Mario Cuomo bridge spanning the Hudson River between NJ and NY.  It replaced the old Tappan Zee Bridge.

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RDP Sunday: Road

Photo A Day Challenge: With Letter “E”…

 

https://citysonnet.wordpress.com/2019/04/01/april-colors-and-letters/

Photo A Day Challenge: Start With D…

Doors

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From whimsical museum doors, to a ferry boat door, to brownstones in NYC and mill doors… here are a few of my choices.

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Photo A Day Challenge: Favorite Color…

Let’s see, it’s in here somewhere !

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I tend to like blues and greens the best.

I just like this picture because it has the blue of the sky and the water and just a pop of green.

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Photo A Day Challenge: Architecture…

The Martha’s Vineyard Gingerbread Houses and Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs.

The Tabernacle is a unique structure, with wrought iron arches and supports, two clerestories with dozens of colored glass windows, and an octagonal cupola, it is the physical and spiritual center of the Campground. This magnificent iron structure was built in 1879 and in 1979 was listed in the Natl Register of Historic Places… in 1999 a major restoration began, in 2000 it became a project of Save America’s Treasures, and in 2005 it was recognized by the US Dept of Interior along with the rest of the MVCMA site as a National Historic Landmark. Those are some of the facts of the building but not necessarily what constitutes the heart and soul of it.

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**This taken from the Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association website: 

**The original layout of Wesleyan Grove was a simple formation of a circle enclosing the preaching area and the society or church tents. In 1859 a road, now known as Trinity Circle, was built which encircled that area. In 1864, the Association purchased the 26 acres it had been renting. As the area continued to expand (additional grounds were purchased in 1866), it developed in a radial-concentric pattern which was little used in America at that time. The smaller circles, some surrounded by larger circles, had small paths radiating from them leading to other circles or parks. The method of the grounds layout was an additive one of discrete neighborhood units, each built around small various shaped parks.**

The whimsical Victorian cottages found in Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard are an exceptionally well-preserved collection of Methodist camp meeting houses.They are laced with fanciful gingerbread details in an array of shapes and colors.

This is the first cottage on Martha’s Vineyard Methodist Campground ~ 1864

 

https://citysonnet.wordpress.com/2019/03/01/march-photo-a-day-challenge-2/

 

Photo A Day Challenge: Triangle…

The Flatiron Building ~~ New York City

 

(CLICK HERE to read what important feature the builders forgot to include when it first opened in 1902 !)

 

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