Tag Archives: New Jersey

Cape May Bunker – Battery 223

April 17, 2015 During my quest for New Jersey lighthouses, I often enjoyed—or was perplexed by—unexpected discoveries. This occurred while photographing Cape May Lighthouse. About two hundred yards seaward (east) of the light sits a massive concrete structure—military judging from … Continue reading

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100+ – Batsto Mansion

March 30, 2015 Batsto Village dates back to 1766. It was established to smelt the bog iron ore found in the Batsto river basin. The village supplied iron munitions—cannons and cannon balls—for the Continental Army during the Revolution. The village’s … Continue reading

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Bathrooms and Outhouses

I could not help myself! Several years ago, living in New Jersey, I had some extra wood on hand. Since we were hosting block parties from time to time, my daughter, Larissa, and I decided to build an outhouse for … Continue reading

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American Oystercatcher

Photo of the Week – March 4, 2015 Taken: June 04, 2010 The American Oystercatcher can be found along the Atlantic Coast from New England south to South Carolina. This is an American Oystercatcher. There is only one species common … Continue reading

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“Have You Seen the Concrete Ship at Cape May?”

“Have you seen the concrete ship at Cape May?” my boss asked after I mentioned I had been to the cape over the weekend.* Not only had I not seen it, I had never even heard of “concrete ships.” It … Continue reading

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Batsto, New Jersey – A Village Grows with the Country

Name five cities or landmarks that are quickly associated with the American Revolution. Your top five responses might include Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Yorktown, and Batsto. Batsto? Okay, Batsto, New Jersey, may not be on the top-five list of familiar … Continue reading

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Renaissance Musings Gallery

I think I mentioned that I am a photographer. Guess, then, I should probably post some of my photos. Let me know what you think. I am behind on my photo posting too. Here are a couple to catch up. … Continue reading

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Russia’s Memorial to 9/11

Gesture of Respect or Unappreciated Lightning Rod for Controversy Or both? At the tip of Bayonne, New Jersey’s man-made cruise ship terminal peninsula stands a 100-foot tall tower made of steel sheathed in bronze. Described as “hypnotic and moving” in … Continue reading

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