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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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March Calendar Pictures …

pizap.com14513497203761My wall calendar picture on the left was taken at the Thomas Edison National Historic Park in West Orange, New Jersey when I visited it a year ago.  CLICK HERE to find out more about it.

My desk calendar picture on the right is one of the windows in the John & Priscilla homestead in Duxbury, MA.  I visited there last October… CLICK HERE to find out more about it.


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Favorite Ten For 2014 …

*** – The Gazette Parody .. CLICK HERE

*** – Memory Correction CLICK HERE – taking the train from NYC to Woods Hole, MA right to the ferry.

*** – Movie Magic CLICK HERE  – movies and popcorn and dancing in the street on MV in the 1950’s

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*** – A Shearing CLICK HERE  – shearing day on the Vineyard 2008

***  – Saved By The Bell CLICK HERE – summer Bible school at the Tabernacle and the mis-adventures of ringing the bell.

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***  –  Memories of the Flying Horses CLICK HERE – how I spent my summer evenings as a kid and why I’ll never forget a certain ticket taker.

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*** – Barnegat Lighthouse, New Jersey CLICK HERE –  217 steps to the top, or was it !

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*** – I Can Bake CLICK HERE – my first venture into baking from scratch

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*** –  The Vineyard In Stitches CLICK HERE – recreating Martha’s Vineyard one stitch at a time

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*** – Thomas Edison Installment #2 CLICK HERE – it took 3 installments to cover my visit to the amazing Edison’s laboratories in West Orange, NJ

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Thomas Edison, Final Installment …

After leaving the library (last stop in installment #2) we headed upstairs to the precision machinery floor..

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Behind this wall below, in 1888, in a small room long since dismantled, Thomas Edison and W. K. L. Dickson created the first motion picture camera.

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I think the electric light is probably the thing Thomas Edison is most famous for .  Although he did not invent the first electric light, Edison made the first practical electric light bulb that could be manufactured and used in the home. He also invented other items that were needed to make the light bulb practical for use in homes including safety fuses and off/off switches for light sockets.

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Our last stop was downstairs to the heavy machinery floor.

I myself have no idea what this sign means but that doesn’t mean you all don’t 🙂

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I can’t imagine the noise level when all these machines were in use at the same time.

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 I really enjoyed learning about this incredible man.

(Thomas Edison National Historic Park)


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Thomas Edison Installment #2 …

After ascending the stairs in the previous post we came to what I imagine is referred to as the archives.  Rows and rows and rows of inventions… memorabilia… anything and everything.  Way too much to look at in one visit.  Here’s a glimpse of some of what we saw.

Phonograph .. filaments .. record player .. typewriters .. calculator .. toasters .. irons .. camera .. film projector… and I have no idea what the last picture is .. lol

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He also invented the first electric pen…

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By 1880 the electric pen was in decline but had a second life in the 1890’s when it was converted into the first electric tattoo needle.    CLICK HERE

You may be wondering what Dawn & Deb are looking at …

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These two bibliophiles are looking at the 3-story tall… library…

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Not only filled with books and statues…

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… but a bed as well !

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Right outside the library is the time clock and what I think is also a clock of some kind… whatever it is it’s beautiful.

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 As eyes are the windows of a persons soul I think windows are the soul of a building… here are just a few of the window pictures I took.

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Join me for the next installment when we see the light ! 🙂

(Thomas Edison Nat’l Historic Park)


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Thomas Edison Nat’l Historic Park …

Headed out this past weekend to go here…

Thomas Edison Nat’l Historic Park

in West Orange, New Jersey

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to see Thomas Edison’s home, Glenmont, all decked out for Christmas.

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But it was sold out so my daughter Deb, her friend Dawn, and I decided instead to tour through  the laboratories. I don’t know why I haven’t visited this treasure before… but I’m glad I finally did.

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Got our tickets and off we went…

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All the building center around The Courtyard which was used for many purposes from motion picture set, test site, photography backdrop, greeting area and sometime parking lot.

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Off to one side of the Courtyard stands a replica of the ‘Black Maria’… the world’s first motion picture studio.

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Notice the track that runs around the building.   That was so the building could be turned to follow the sunlight.
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This was only the beginning of our afternoon of awe and delight… let’s see  what’s behind some of the doors !

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In 1887 this was one of the best equipped chemical labs in the world.

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Another door…. the music room…

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The pattern shop …

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Join me for the next installment when we climb these stairs and see what wonders await !

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See ya 🙂