The prompt: Share with us an image, or two, or three, (or more!) of where you live. For bonus points, tell us what it is about the photo(s) that you love. I can’t wait to go on a fantastic virtual tour of the world, courtesy of photo challenge participants. Away we go!
Rather than share where I live now I want to share where I was born and raised and lived until I got married.
My home town… Newark, New Jersey
Above is the Essex County courthouse. In the forefront is a statue of Abraham Lincoln called the Seated Lincoln sculpted by Gutzon Borglum who was the creator of the Mount Rushmore sculpture of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt.
Surprising to many who don’t know much about the city of Newark, it has some beautiful parks in it. Washington Park, Lincoln Park and the newly revitalized Military Park. Here sits another of Gutzon Borglum’s works, one of his most compelling : Wars of America. He created this magnificent sculpture over the course of six years, completing it in 1926. It memorializes all the major conflicts in which Americans participated up to and including the First World War.
Thus ends a short tour of two of the beautiful sculptures you can find in Newark, New Jersey 🙂
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February 10, 2018 at 4:36 pm
Most people think of Newark with a bit of disdain but as you and I (and now they) know, it has some wonderful architecture and parks, and some great restaurants!
February 10, 2018 at 6:54 pm
Yes it does and I’m happy that Newark is being revitalized. My family goes back to the founders of Newark so I feel a deep connection to it.
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February 15, 2018 at 4:17 pm
i love where we live….in view of Lake Nottely in the north Ga mtns….right up by the Tennessee/North Carolina lines… in our purple house with our howling horde of hounds…..BeagleChase….our little corner of Paradise….♥♥♥♥♥