Category Archives: Side Street Sunday

Photo Challenge: Rule of Thirds

Day 2 of the Expert Photography Challenge

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Photos take at Liberty Park in New Jersey. More pictures from Liberty Park coming really soon.

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When you open your eyes….

….you began to notice the beauty that is all around us everyday.

When I passed this lake I took a quick glance and noticed some swans taking an evening stroll under the glowing sky.  So I turned around and parked on the side of the road and took a few shots with my cell phone.

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Although the picture quality is not great, I hope you like what you see.

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PS….This is post number 400!

 

Side Street Sunday: Prison Farm

Next to Sunny Rest was the Prison Farm.  It is stated that there were just a few prisoners here (about 30) that farmed the land, maintained the property and assisted with the final stages of the new Ancora State Psychiatric Hospital that is located just up the street from here.

Springer Road has a ton of history within its two-mile stretch.

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To find out some more history about this area just click the link.

 

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Side Street Sunday: In the Weeds (2)

This is the entryway that I alluded to in my previous post.  I have lived in this general area for many years and even went to the motor vehicle inspection station that is directly across the street and never noticed this before.  It did not hit my radar until I started to go this way to see my son.

I did a brief search to see what used to be here.  I imagined that it was some super rich family that once occupied this property. My thoughts could not have been further from the truth

As it turned out this is where they treated people who suffered from TB (tuberculosis).  It was called Sunny Rest aka the TB Sanitarium.  The facility was built in 1914 to accommodate 75 residence.  

Per the article in the link, one of the main treatments for TB was phototherapy.  It is said that the patients would lounge under the big trees and enjoy the sun in hopes of bring cured.

I did get a picture of some of the trees and they are big.

The facility did not stay open for long as a bigger treatment center, Lakeland, was built in Blackwood NJ.

Future post will be of the prison of the old prison farm.

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Side Street Sunday: In the Weeds (1)

Every week on my way to see my son I pass a very old brick entryway on Spring Road in Hammonton New Jersey. The entryway is almost fully covered in weeds and vines of various plants.

For part one of my Side Street Sunday post I want to share just a few of the weeds that I noticed. I have no idea what the names of the weeds are but I have always liked the first one and I thought the second two were interesting.

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The next post will be on the entryway and some history on the location.

 

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Side Street Sunday – Over Half a Millennium Old

Today my travels lead me to venture into Salem County New Jersey.  My mother told me about this old oak tree that has been around for over 500 years.  I had to find this tree.

I found the oak tree after getting lost for about 45 minutes.  This old oak was pretty big.   I was not able to capture the entire tree with the lens that I had.

It is reported that back in the late 1670’s a treaty was signed (under this very tree) with the Lenni Lenape Indians for the land.

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I wonder what stories would this old oak tell?

 

 

 

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Duck Duck Goose!

Who remembers the childhood game Duck Duck Goose?

This was a fun game to play. Everyone sits in a circle while the lucky one got to tap on everyone’s head hollering “Duck Duck Goose”.  They could call “Duck” as many times as they chose but who ever was “Goose” had to chase/race the first child back to the empty space first.  The one left standing would get the chance to tag someone”Goose” and it would start   all over.  

I was thinking about those carefree times while taking pictures of this Goose Saturday.

I like how I was able to freeze the drop of water falling from his mouth.  If i was trying to freeze the drop of water it would not happen.

 

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Is it mutual?

Are animals as fascinated with seeing humans as humans are at seeing them?

Wheres Bambi?

Where’s Bambi?

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Side Street Sunday

Today for my first Side Street Sunday post I present to you a leaf, a fungus, a weed, and a piece of caution tape.  These items caught my eye as I walked round the lake looking for something different to photograph.

To see images from my prior visit just click here.

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I liked the curl and shadow on this dried up leaf.

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This fungus caught my eye because it decided to grow around the vine.

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I just liked the puffiness of this weed.

Hopefully nothing serious happened here.

Hopefully nothing serious happened here.

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Side Street Sunday

For my Side Street Sunday post I decided to venture back to Hammonton, NJ and visit the abandoned trains again.

All photos edited on Samsung Note 4 using SnapSeed and Color Splurge.

 

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