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September 11th, 2001…

Today, September 11, 2018 is the 17th anniversary of 9/11/01.

Let us always remember …

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In Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey stands Empty Sky:New Jersey September 11th Memorial  This memorial is dedicated to New Jersey’s 749 innocent loved ones who lost their lives that day at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Shanksville, PA.

From the Empty Sky website:  “Empty Sky” remembers those lost while simply and powerfully connecting New Jersey to Ground Zero. Twin walls transect a gently sloped mound anchored by a granite path that is directed toward Ground Zero. The length of each wall is exactly equal to one side of the former World Trade Center Towers as the height of the wall reflects proportion of the former buildings if they were lying on their side. . The seven hundred and forty nine (749) victims’ names from the State of New Jersey face one another on the interior elevations of the twin brushed stainless steel walls within easy reach. The walls channel visitors to the location in the Manhattan skyline where the former World Trade Center towers once stood.”

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(CLICK HERE to read about The Empty Sky Memorial)

At Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange, New Jersey is the ‘Remembrance and Rebirth’ memorial dedicated to all the victims of 9/11.

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In memory of the 343 New York City Firefighters who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty on September 11, 2001

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In memory of the 23 New York City Police Officers, 37 Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Officers and Emergency Medical Services Personnel who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty on September 11, 2001.

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Added in 2016, the Search and Rescue Dog Statue honoring the roughly 350 search and rescue dogs that worked tireless hours. CLICK HERE to read about it.

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On this 17th anniversary of 9/11 let us continue to remember and never forget the events of that day.

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Photo A Day Challenge…

 

Aug 10 – beach umbrellas

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Aug 11 – gulls

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Aug 12 – start with “L” – Liberty State Park, NJ

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https://citysonnet.wordpress.com/2018/08/01/august-photo-a-day-challenge/

 

 

 


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Cee’s Which Way Challenge…

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That would be the Hudson River in New York state.  These pictures were taken in Poughkeepsie while enjoying the Walkway Over the Hudson experience.

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According to the Department of Environmental Conservation:

‘The Hudson estuary stretches 153 miles from Troy to New York Harbor, nearly half the river’s 315 mile course between Lake Tear of the Clouds in the Adirondacks and the Battery at the tip of Manhattan. The estuary feels the ocean’s tidal pulse all the way to Troy. Push a stick into the beach at the water’s edge, or note the water’s height on a piling or rock. Check back in 20 minutes. Is the water level the same? The estuary usually has two high and two low tides in twenty-four hours. With this rise and fall come changes in the direction of flow. In general, a rising tide is accompanied by a flood current flowing north towards Troy, a falling tide by an ebb current flowing seaward.’  You can read entire article by CLICKING HERE https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/4923.html

 

https://ceenphotography.com/2018/06/01/cees-which-way-photo-challenge-june-1-2018/

 

 

 


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Out of This World…

The prompt:  share a photo and make it look and feel like something out of this world. Feel free to interpret the theme as loosely as you see fit.

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Could this be a walkway used by astronauts to get to another world !  That’s what it always looked like to me, especially after I got done photo shopping it.

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Here’s the original picture which was taken at the Cooper Gristmill in Chester, NJ

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Experimental…

When I think of experimental I think back to my visit a few years ago to the Thomas Edison Historical Park in West Orange, New Jersey.

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This is the chem lab..in 1887 this was one of the best equipped chemical labs in the world. Within its walls, Thomas Edison and his chemists experimented on everything from phonograph records to rubber.  “Grand science, chemistry,” Edison once said, “I like it best of all the sciences.”

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Here are just a few of Edisons inventions… memorabilia… anything and everything.

My creation

(Thomas Edison National Historical Park https://www.nps.gov/edis/index.htm)

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Delta…

The prompt is: share a photograph that signifies transitions and change to you. It can be the very beginning of a phase, or the very end.

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The Dingmans Falls at Child’s Park in the Pocono’s in PA. as they transition on their journey.

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