MV Obsession

My obsession with Martha's Vineyard.. phototography.. life in general and this and that…


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Structure…

I tend to like abandoned structures and also stone walls,  in looking through my photographs I came across not actual stone walls but the stone wall ruins of an abandoned woolen mill in Dingman’s Ferry, PA.

Around 1826 Joseph Brooks, a Welshman who had immigrated to Philadelphia built a woolen mill of stone, 3 1/2 stories high in Dingmans Ferry.  He employed about 80 workers.

His sheep however, were devoured by wolves or died from eating poisonous laurel.  Supplies, operatives and materials such as expensive raw wool, had to be brought in from Philadelphia and the finished products shipped back to Philadelphia by wagons, a trip which took 10 days.  Brooks died in 1832 and the mill was abandoned.  Here are my pictures of the ruins of the mill.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Corner…

In this week’s challenge, share a photo or photos that plays on any of the word’s many meanings.

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Some of my choices for corner.

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Thomas Edison’s library in West Orange, New Jersey.  I love the idea of a bed in the corner.

High Point monument in the northwestern corner of New Jersey where NJ/PA/NY meet.

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This and that.

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Bridge…

 I couldn’t choose just one, so….

Brooklyn Bridge

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Mid Hudson Bridge – George Washington Bridge

New Hampshire covered bridge – bridge of a ship – tourists on a bridge 🙂

Frenchtown Bridge (NJ) – Dingman’s Ferry (PA) bridge – foot bridge

New England bridge – Mid Hudson bridge.

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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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The Top Of New Jersey …

HIGH POINT STATE PARK,  which is the highest point in  New Jersey is located in Montague in Sussex County. At 1,803 feet above sea level it is the highest peak of the Kittatinny Mountains.  At the peak of the highest point is the 220 ft High Point Monument– from the top you can see New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

It’s been 40 years since I’ve been there so on a recent summer-like day in March my daughter Patty, granddaughter Tiffany, and I decided to go exploring.

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There are 291 stairs to the top.  I climbed it on my first visit to the monument in Sept, 1972.. I snapped this picture because I knew I’d never do it again.  The monument isn’t open for the season yet so I didn’t have to find out if I would or not.. I like to think I would have tried.

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Same view today but from the base of the monument.

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Views of New Jersey

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New York

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Pennsylvania

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With a little help from this…

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… you can see really, really far…

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There are hiking and biking trails, picnic areas and a lake.

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As the name of my blog implies yes, I am obsessed with Martha’s Vineyard… but I am also proud of my home state of New Jersey.

(There may have been some liberties taken with a few of the photographs… can you guess which ones?)  🙂