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Photo A Day Challenge: Monochrome…

 

https://citysonnet.wordpress.com/2019/06/01/june-photo-a-day-challenge-2/

Photo A Day Challenge: Street…

Flag lined street in Jersey City, New Jersey looking towards the Freedom Tower in New York City

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

 

 

Photo A Day Challenge: Crowd…

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Favorite Posts of 2018…

January – Weekly Photo Challenge: Silence (click here)

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April – Downtown Newark, New Jersey Walking Tour (click here)

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May – Day Trip to Albany, New York (click here)

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Museum of the American Revolution – Philadelphia, Pa (click here)

 

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July – Sunset Sky (click here)

Heading to New Jersey over the George Washington Bridge at sunset… (does anyone else see 2 eyes and a mouth at the top of the bridge?)  🙂

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August –My Great-Uncle, Louis A Young … The Incredible Man With No Hands…click here)
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October – Maine-Cemeteries and Meanderings, Part I (click here)

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Maine – Meanderings and Museums, Part II (click here)

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December – Photo A Day Challenge, Letter ‘M’ (click here)

Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York City

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There you have it, my favorite posts from 2018… onward to 2019 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo A Day Challenge: Letter ‘M’…

Metropolitan Museum of Art ~ New York City

I was here last week to see Monet, Dutch Masters and much more, including mummies and the Temple of Dendur which although not an M, is magnificent.

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https://citysonnet.wordpress.com/2018/12/01/december-colors-and-letters-photo-a-day-challenge/

Photo A Day Challenge: Brick…

My home town of Newark, New Jersey is known as ‘Brick City’ so how could I not do my post on the city where I was born and raised.

 

This beautiful brick church, the Old First Presbyterian Church was established in 1666 by the founders of Newark, NJ.  My 10 times great-grandfather, Stephen Freeman was one of the founders of Newark and he, along with some of my other ancestors were buried there.

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Newark is referred to as Brick City, and has been for many years. The name is derived from the tall, brick buildings that the city erected as affordable housing for residents in the 1970’s. Today, the entire city adopts the nickname, which can also refer to the tall buildings in the downtown area of the city.

You can read my blog post about the walking tour we took of Newark last April by CLICKING ON THIS LINK

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https://citysonnet.wordpress.com/2018/11/01/november-photo-a-day-challenge/

 

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Wind…

Flags at Rockefeller Center – NYC

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Windmills

 

https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2018/07/24/tuesday-photo-challenge-wind/

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Promise…

The promise and anticipation of delicious cheesecake shared with friends at Junior’s restaurant in NYC did not disappoint.  Yum and yum.

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This is my first attempt at the Tuesday Photo Challenge, hope I did it right 🙂

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Promise

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lines…

Share photos with a composition dominated by lines — hard or soft, straight or curvy, vertical or horizontal.

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Menemsha fishing boat.  Martha’s Vineyard

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Mayflower.  Plymouth, MA

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New York City

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NJ to PA

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Downtown Newark, NJ Walking Tour…

What a fun thing to do on a gorgeous April Saturday.  A walking tour of downtown Newark, NJ with Have You Met Newark tours.  Newark is where I was born and grew up and it’s exciting to see what’s going on there.  Here are some pictures of our tour.

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Pictured below is the Prudential Center arena (The Rock) and the NJ Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)

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The Old First Presbyterian Church was established in 1666 by the founders of Newark, NJ.  My 10 times great-grandfather was one of the founders of Newark and he, along with some of my other ancestors were buried there.

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The City Hall, and Broad and Market streets, known as the 4 corners.

 

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The Prudential buildings. The Prudential came to Newark in the late 1800’s, the original building was demolished in 1956 to make way for Prudential Plaza which opened in 1960.  A few blocks away in July 2016 the Prudential Tower opened.

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Right in downtown Newark are three lovely parks.  Lincoln Park, Military Park and here is Washington Park.  The Newark museum and library are located on one side of the park.

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Newark always had lots of department stores.  Pictured here are Bamberger’s (which became Macy’s).. and Kresge (which is the K in K-Mart ), there was also Orbach’s and S. Klein all within a two block radius.

But the department store that was always a bit above the others, literally and figuratively was Hahne & Co Hahne’s closed its doors in 1987 and sat empty for 30 years, it has been totally renovated and is gorgeous.  In addition to retail space the new renovation includes 160 apartments.  Note the original Hahne & Co sign.

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I’m a big fan of Newark, not just because I was born and raised there but because it’s a terrific place to visit.  Learn about what Newark is planning for the future, like this beautiful new park. IMG_4200 But also learn about Newark’s place in our history. A fun way to do that is with a group from Have You Met Newark.

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