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.
1-Jan Towpath Snow SE
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
2-Montclair Edgemont Pk IPP
Pond at Edgemont Park, Montclair, Nj
3-Liz Christie Chair SE
Chair in Liz Christie Park, NYC
6-Central Park BB SE
Basketball Courts in Central Park, NYC
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Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center
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Gramercy Park, NYC

Visit to The Presby Memorial Iris Gardens Montclair, NJ – 21 May 2017

Here are a few pictures and a video that I shot last weekend during my visit to Mountainside Park in Upper Montclair, NJ, which one of the New Jersey cities that I lived  in back in 1980’s and 1990’s. The Presby Iris Gardens always attract significant crowds from Northern New Jersey and beyond. This year is the 90th Anniversary of the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens.

I took all pictures with my iPhone SE and iPad Pro 9.7

The video was shot with my iPhone SE.

Here is the short video that I shot at the Gardens.

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

Hoboken Terminal Photos

During one of my recent trips to NYC I took quick trip over to Hoboken so I could snap a few shots of Manhattan’s West Side from the Jersey side of the Hudson. I took the Path train over to NJ and took a stroll through the historic Hoboken Terminal, one of my all-time favorite train stations. It was a Saturday when I visited so the station was largely vacant because the vast majority of the NJ Transit trains it serves only run Monday to Friday.

The Beaux-Arts style Rail and Ferry Terminal buildings were built in 1907. The building was designed by architect Kenneth M Murchison. A lot of work has been put in over the course of the last decade or so to restore this building. I remember what the terminal was like back in the 80’s and 90’s and was no where near as nice as it is now.

Here are a few the pictures I took at the Terminal that day. All photos were taken with my iPhone SE.