My Favorite Pictures from 2017

Here are my favorite photos from 2017. I initially selected just ten photos a couple of weeks ago that I was going present as my favorites of last year, but after multiple reviews of my 2017 photos I wasn’t totally sure I wanted to narrow down my number of favorites to ten. I ended up with sixteen after my final review.

I’ll start with my Pennsylvania Photos

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North Third Street, Easton, PA
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Bachman House in Easton, PA on Heritage Day, July 9th, 2017.
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Route 78 Bridges over the Delaware.
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The Statue of former Heavy Weigh Champ Larry Holmes at Scott Park, Easton, PA.
9-Nevin Park
Full Moon over Easton.
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The Delaware Canal Towpath
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Building 76 at Bethlehem Steel

My remaining favorites were taken in New York City and Montclair, NJ.

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The Parade Field at Governor’s Island, New York
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Bed #10 at the Presby Iris Gardens, Montclair, NJ.
7-Great Hall Yankee Stadium SE
The Great Hall at Yankee Stadium
4-Washington Sq Park Summer SE
Summer in Washington Square Park, NYC
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Pond at Edgemont Park, Montclair, Nj
3-Liz Christie Chair SE
Chair in Liz Christie Park, NYC
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Basketball Courts in Central Park, NYC
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Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center
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Gramercy Park, NYC

The Budweiser Clydesdales visit Easton, PA on Heritage Day, July 9th, 2017

Another highlight of Heritage Day this year was a visit by the world famous Budweiser Clydesdales. The magnificent horses arrived in Centre Square at about 4;20 pm and they really captivated the crowd. The Clydesdales are well known for their size, but seeing them in person gives one a new appreciation for just how large and beautiful the legendary horses are. Each Clydesdale is between 1,800 and 2,300 pounds!!

After stopping in Centre Square for about 15 minutes the Clydesdales proceeded to head down the east end of Northampton St. toward the Northampton St. Bridge (the Free Bridge), which connects PA to NJ.

The Clydesdales then headed up Spring Garden St. returning to the point they started at….

Heritage Day in Easton, PA – July 9th, 2017

The Stage

Easton’s annual Heritage Day celebration, was held this past Sunday on July 9th. Easton, like every other town and city in the U.S.A. celebrates the 4th of July, but the big celebration of the American Independence in Easton occurs on Heritage Day, which is always held on the weekend following the Fourth of July. The highlight of Heritage Day is always the reenactment of the reading of the Declaration of Independence to the citizens the town square. Easton, Pennsylvania was one three cities where Declaration was read aloud to the citizens back in 1776. The other two cities were Philadelphia and Trenton, NJ.

Here is a video of the Declaration of Independence arriving in the Centre Square of downtown Easton. Fortunately, the weather was great last Sunday. I had my fingers crossed the the

And the Main Event…. the reading of the Declaration to the good citizens of Easton. The original reading took place on July 8th, 1776 at the courthouse that was at located in Centre Square. The courthouse is no there, but the stage is close to where the reading took place.

Pictures from in and around Centre Square on Heritage Day….

Winter’s Last Blast in March 2017

Up until the point when the blizzard hit us here in Easton, Pennsylvania last week I was wondering if were going to have a bona fide major snow storm this winter. I wanted at least one before we entered Spring and Mother Nature certainly delivered. Last week’s storm won’t go down as a record setter, but it did shut everything down for about 24 hours when it arrived on the 14th of March. So, it was

I actually did make my way to work that day. I live about a mile from where I work so I just broke out all my cold weather gear and marched through the snow. It was fun.

Here are a few pictures a took during and after the storm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Favorite Photos of 2016

After lengthy deliberation I have selected the photos that I took in 2016 that are my favorites. I originally published this post with 10 photos, but soon after decided I needed to   add a few because 10 just wasn’t a large enough group to represent my favorites.

Most of the pictures I selected were right here in Easton, PA, along with a few in Montclair, NJ, where I once lived, and New York City, another former home city of mine.

All photos with my iPhone SE or my iPad Pro 9.7.

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Nisky Cemetary, Bethlehem, PA
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Spring Garden St., Easton, PA
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Painters on the Lehigh River, Easton, PA
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Centre Square, Easton, PA
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Old Passenger Train Station, Easton, PA
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Fall in Easton, PA, Route 611
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Toll Bridge, Route 22, Easton, PA

Group II

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Lower Manhattan from Governors Island
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One WTC from the South
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Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center
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St Francis Xavier Church, 16th St., Manhattan

Group III

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Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, Montclair, NJ
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Presby Gardens at Mountainside Park, Montclair, NJ
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Gardens at Van Vleck Estate, Montclair, NJ
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Ticket Windows at Hoboken Terminal