Category Archives: Historic Places

Daffodils

Who can resist taking pictures of flowers in the springtime? These daffodils were looking nice as they were situated by the split rail fence at the Wetherill estate in Dayton, NJ. I oriented the camera so as to make the … Continue reading

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Self Portrait

Well, not exactly a portrait – but as close to the subject matter as I care to get! Actually, I only set up the shot using a tripod.  My friend pushed the button. I get the credit for the post-processing … Continue reading

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Azaleas at Winterthur

Walking the grounds at the Winterthur mansion in Delaware offers a visual feast when the azaleas are in bloom. I have enjoyed several trips there and gone to hear musical performances at nearby Brandywine Baroque as well. Share this:

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Nakashima

This fence is found at the George Nakashima furniture gallery in New Hope, Pennsylvania.  The doors have become misaligned over time, but it appears that the wooden beam will continue to secure the gate a good while yet.   Share … Continue reading

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George W. (in the bush)

This statue of George Washington seems almost out of place.  It appears along a forest pathway within the Winterthur estate in Delaware.  This rendering of our American hero seems to lack the dignity characteristic of famous portraits.  Also, his arm … Continue reading

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What is it?

This is object could be a canal boat, a raft, or flat-bottom river boat.  I’m no expert and cannot properly identify this type of craft.  So, could someone explain this? The house in the distance is the Nelson house, which … Continue reading

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Light & Shadow

The white painted scrollwork in the doorway is fascinating.  The illumination from the sun on the white shingles adds to the interest.  Finally, we have the shadows playing across the front of the facade.  Look quickly.  This too shall pass. … Continue reading

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Kingston Dam

This is a view of the dam works in Kingston, NJ.  The far dam creates Carnegie Lake.  In the foreground, a lesser dam is seen which forms the pond by the old red mill building.  This photo was taken from … Continue reading

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Canal House

The towpath along the Delaware Raritan Canal in the area between Blackwells Mills, Griggstown and Kingston, NJ makes for an interesting hike.  The wooden canal bridge, the Muletender’s Barracks Canal Museum, the Bridgetender’s House and station and the site of … Continue reading

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Walking the Delaware

This lovely spot occurs in Washington’s Crossing State Park in Titusville.  There is a tranquil mood here and I enjoy visiting there from time to time.  Washington’s Crossing is, after all, a National Historic Landmark; the adjoining part of the … Continue reading

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