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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn Nights in Easton, PA

I took all the photos below during evening hours hours in Easton, PA during this past October and November. All photos were taken with my Canon G9X Mk II.

3rd St and the Circle

North Third St., Easton, PA

Easton Manhole Cover

Easton, PA manhole cover, at Night.

The Circle

Centre Square, Easton PA at Night

 

 

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The Route 22 Overpass, downtown Easton, PA

Bank St Ally

The Bank St. Alley, Easton, PA

 

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The Fountain at Nevin Park.

Downtown Easton at Night

View of downtown Easton from College Hill

Easton Post Office

The Easton Post Office

Free Bridge at Night

The Free Bridge between Easton and Phillipsburg, NJ

Return to Governors Island

I made a return trip to Governors Island a couple of weeks ago. The Island closed to the public for the year on Oct. 31st and does not re-open until May 1st, 2018, so it was important for me to visit the Island when I made a trip into New York City two weeks ago.

GI Soissons Landing

Governors Island is a former military base in New York harbor that has been a converted to a park and was opened to the general public starting in 2003. Conversion of large sections of the Island started in 2007 and is still a work in progress, but the Island is about 75% redeveloped. It is a great place to spend an afternoon in NYC when the weather is good and you can enjoy the spectacular views. You can easily spend 4 or 5 hours exploring the Island. I was on a tight schedule that day because I had other things I had to do in the city that day, so I was only able to spend about 2 hrs there that day, but it was still well worth the trip.

 

 

One of the best parts of Governors Island is a section of the Island called The Hills, which consists of four man-made Hills located in the Northwest portion of the Island.

I shot a couple of short videos with my iPhone SE on two of the Hills that occupy the Northeast portion of the Island.

The first video is my climb to the top of Outlook Hill, which is the tallest of the Hills, at 70 ft. That may not sound like much, but the 360 degree views of the New York harbor from the top hill are amazing on a clear day.

 

 

My second video was shot on Discovery Hill, right next to Outlook Hill. Discovery Hill is home to, The Cabin, a creation of British artist Rachael Whiteread and one of the permanent pieces of art that scattered around the Island. Like Outlook Hill, Discovery Hill provides outstanding views of lower Manhattan, the harbor and the Statue of Liberty and overlooks Picnic Point at the NW end of the Island.

Pictures below are from were taken in and around The Hills. I shot the pictures with my Canon GX9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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….

Spring in Easton, PA

I took these pictures today during my lunch break with my iPad Pro in Centre Square, Easton, PA. With temperatures in the 60’s today it was still a little cool for Spring, but I love the moderate temp’s.

 

 


George M. Fattell.

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