Newport, Rhode Island ~~ The Elms
Newport, Rhode Island ~~ The Elms
The one below is looking down from almost next to last row in the top of the theatre when we went to see ‘Phantom of the Opera’ several months ago in NYC. We were really looking down.
The Breakers – Newport, RI
My choice for age is going back in time to a different one, one where my ancestors came from, the 17th century and the age of the pilgrims. These pictures were taken at PLIMOTH PLANTATION in Massachusetts.
I’ve decided to do my ‘photo a day’ weekly instead of daily. Here’s the challenge for the week of June 1-7.
1- Welcome June 2- Yellow 3- Start with ‘ I ‘ 4 – Raindrops 5- Dreamy 6 – Six 7 – Blue
Mid-June every summer of my childhood my mother and I would start our trip to the Vineyard.for the entire summer There was no I-95, not that we had a car anyway… no, our train travels would begin in Newark, New Jersey and end in Woods Hole. Yes, WOODS HOLE, trains used to go right to the ferry.
We would take a train from Pennsylvania Station in Newark, NJ to Pennsylvania station in New York city where we would have to run from one end of the station to the other to board the New York/New Haven & Hartford’s train on the Old Colony line called the Day Cape Codder, which would take us all the way from New York City to Woods Hole, MA. That’s right, all the way to Woods Hole. Pennsylvania Station was built in 1910, covered nearly 8 acres, extended 2 city blocks and was one of the largest public spaces in the world. Its 3 year demolition began in October 1963. It was replace with another Penn Station which Madison Sq Garden sits atop… it’s functional but not as beautiful as the original
The trains had dining cars with each table dressed in fancy tablecloths and crisply ironed napkins. The waiters and conductors were always the same and seemed to remember me from year to year… made me feel special and grown up. Train service to Woods Hole ended in the 1960′s.
The train stopped at what is now the staging area for cars waiting to get onto the ferries. The tracks ran under the overpass in the left corner of this photograph. It was literally only steps from train to boat. A comfortable and luxurious way to travel in the days when lots of people didn’t have cars and the road system left a lot to be desired anyway.
(Woods Hole circa 1890’s) (circa 1950’s)
The ferry, the Nobska/Nantucket would take us to MV.
We’d land in Oak Bluffs and our relatives would be there to greet us, and three glorious months on the Vineyard would begin.
We traveled light, I would have my favorite doll, Beverly, and my teddy bear with me and my mother would have a small suitcase with a few belongings in it, the rest of the things… like ALL my toys we sent to and from the Vineyard by Railway Express.
It took days for the rest of our things to arrive and Beverly and I would watch every day for the Railway Express truck to arrive at our house…
…and then summer on the Vineyard would officially be under way
Define “favorite” in whatever way works best for you. Anything goes, as long as it’s a photo from 2017. If you want to share several images, that’s fine too — a “best of 2017” gallery could be fun if you can’t settle on one photo.
I have a hard time settling on one picture for almost all of the challenges and this one is no different so here goes… my gallery…
Martha’s Vineyard is up first… I can never take enough pictures of my favorite place on the planet. These were taken in October 2017.
Cape May, New Jersey.. April 2017
And of course one must have a favorite flower picture
But I think one of my favorite pictures is the re-creation my daughter Deb and I did of my mother and grandmother from the 1920’s, standing (and sitting) by the statue of Lincoln in front of the courthouse in Newark, New Jersey.
October is speeding along too quickly and if I’m doing posts about October on Martha’s Vineyard I’d better get going on them.
I was lucky enough to spend 5 glorious days on the Vineyard with my daughter Deb and our friend and honorary family member, Dawn. We packed a lot into the days we were there including meeting a new step-cousin and visiting with a dear friend as well.
In this first post let’s visit the Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association, better known as the Campground which is located in the town of Oak Bluffs. The Campground includes the beautiful and whimsical Gingerbread cottages as well as the Tabernacle, which is one of my ‘must’ visits places.
Hope you enjoyed this autumn walk through the Campground.
Stay tuned for upcoming exciting, fun-filled and picturesque adventures.
This week, share something that glows. Maybe you’d like to experiment with some Golden Hour photography. We’re excited to see what you share.
This is early morning on Martha’s Vineyard. The sun peeking through the trees creating a glowing splash on the grass.
The sun looks like a glowing shadow on this window covered in early morning moisture.