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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

N3rdSt Easton-IPP May-9-17

North Third Street, Easton, PA

Bachman House H-Day SE Jul-090-17

Bachman House in Easton, PA on Heritage Day, July 9th, 2017.

Route 78 Bridges SE

Route 78 Bridges over the Delaware.

5-Larry Holmes Statue SE

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

Beth Steel Bldg #76 SE Apr-30-17

Building 76 at Bethlehem Steel

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

8-Gov Island Parade Field G9X

The Parade Field at Governor’s Island, New York

Bed 10 Presby

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

Rock Ctr Tree and Saks G9X

Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center

10-Gramercy Pk benches_BW G9X

Gramercy Park, NYC

Some Images From the Deep Freeze of 2018 in Pennsylvania

Well, we have finally emerged from the Deep Freeze of 2017/2018 here in Easton, PA and elsewhere in the Northeast. The now famous “Bomb Cyclone” hit us here in the Lehigh Valley, with Arctic like temperatures, but only a few inches of snow.

I did not have the time or inclination to venture outside of this area during the Deep Freeze that took place during the last week of December and first week of January, but I tried to capture in photos and video some of the beautiful images that the Deep Freeze produced in this area.

First off, here is another video I recorded on the Delaware Canal towpath on Jan 7th, the same place I recorded a video on New Year’s Day.

And here are some of my favorite pictures from the Deep Freeze

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dawn on Delaware River

Here is a picture I took yesterday morning in Easton, PA, near the “Free Bridge” that spans the Delaware River and connects Easton and Phillipsburg, NJ. Several weeks of extreme cold has frozen many parts of the river. About a mile and half north of this point the entire river was frozen over.

I took quite a few pictures the last couple of weeks to capture some of the beautiful images that the cold and the now famous”Bomb Cyclone” have produced.

This picture was one of my favorites. I will be posting more to the blog soon, as well as a video or two.

I took this photo with my Canon PowerShot G9X Mk II.

 

Dawn on the Delaware 08JAN18

Welcoming 2018 during a walk along the Delaware River

I set out on my first walk of the new year this afternoon and decided to take a walk down Delaware Canal Towpath. It was certainly a beautiful day, with the sun shining bright. It was very cold today as well, with high temperature only reaching 18 degrees. I really didn’t mind it. This is my third winter in PA since I moved back East from Southern California and I have finally built up my collection of cold weather gear to the point where I feel well prepared for extended period of extreme cold. For this winter a added a pair of Merrell FST Moab Ice+Thermo hiking boots and a Polartec Balaclava. I did not need the Balaclava today, but I carry with me at all times in case I have break it out.

Here is a short video I made on the Towpath, along with a few still shots I took while I was on the trail.

 

 

The Holiday Season at the World Trade Center

I took these pictures at the World Trade Center last night. One WTC is in Holiday Season mode. The base the tower changes color from Red to Green and back again. Pretty cool. #NYC, #WTC

 

 

 

Bethlehem Steel at Night

I took these pictures of the enormous blast furnaces at the Bethlehem Steel plant, which shut down in 1995. The former steel plant has been converted to a mixed-use development  called Steel Stacks, which now includes a movie theater, indoor ice, bar, restraunts and a Sands casino.

Steel Stacks.JPG

Steel Stacks Stairway at Night.jpg

 

 

 

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….


George M. Fattell.

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