New York – Greene County

Took a ride through Greene County in New York state, just south of Albany.  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greene_County,_New_York)

The region is beautiful!

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At a local ski area….

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In a park in Coxsackie (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coxsackie,_New_York)

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At the Rip Van Winkle Bridge  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rip_Van_Winkle_Bridge)

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All photographs and blog content – copyright 2011 – 2015  Eileen Newman

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The 100th blog post! Yippee!

This is the 100th post in the blog.  Two and a half months have passed.  We have been around the continental USA.

Thank you for following the blog!  Seeing your comments and likes have meant a lot to me.

It has been my pleasure to share my adventures with you – in photographs.

In honor of the 100th post, we will revisit some of my favorite photos from the road…  I hope you enjoy….

Swanville, Maine….

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North of Valrico, Florida….

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Alexandria Bay, New York…

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Nebraska…

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Newport, Oregon….

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Sonoma County, California….

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Indiana…

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New York, New York…

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada….

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Deer Isle, Maine…

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Amherst, Massachusetts area….

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Northfield, Minnesota…

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Kent, Connecticut area….

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Oregon coast…

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Buffalo, New York…

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Sarasota, Florida…

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Bear Mountain, New York….

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Reader, West Virginia….

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Washington, D.C….

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South Carolina….

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Trinidad, California….

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Port Townsend, Washington….

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Sullivan Beach, South Carolina

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Panama City Beach, Florida…

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Selma, Alabama…

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Louisiana…

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New Mexico…

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Los Angeles, California….

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Cold Spring, New York….

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Manzanita, Oregon….

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Missoula, Montana…

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All photographs and blog content – copyright 2011 – 2015  Eileen Newman

Four corners of the USA

I traveled all over the USA, went to all four corners.  Here’s a picture from each…

Garrison, New York sky –

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Hood River, Oregon area –

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Ybor City, Florida –

My friend and I visited Ybor City on a Sunday and  found the “Sunday Deli” was closed.

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Oakland, California –

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All photographs and blog content – copyright 2011 – 2015  Eileen Newman

New York – New York City

Grabbed a train upstate, in White Plains, and headed south to NYC.   (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City)

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Got off the train at Grand Central Station.  It is a massive place!  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Central_Terminal)

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My hotel was in the Penn Station/Herald Square area.  The room was on one of the top floors and had a view of the Empire State Building, if you looked sharply to the left as you looked out the window.  (Taken through the window – the window would not open.)  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empire_State_Building)

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Walked around the hotel area….

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the vendors….

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New York’s Finest….

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the cabbies….

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Took the subway (to Battery Park) to get to the Staten Island Ferry.

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From the Staten Island Ferry….  (A commuter ferry that goes by the Statue of Liberty)   (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Liberty & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staten_Island_Ferry)

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Returned to Manhattan and visited Battery Park…  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battery_Park)

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Photographs and blog content – copyright 2011-2015  Eileen Newman

New York – Buffalo/Niagara Falls

It had been about 30 years since I visited Buffalo and Niagara Falls.  In 2014, I went back….       (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo,_New_York & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niagara_Falls)

In Buffalo, I stayed in a neighborhood of nice older houses…

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Visited the zoo – to see the buffalo….

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The waterfront had a bunch of cool statues carved from wood.  Artists carved the statues of local historical figures from trees that fell during the big October, 2006 storm.

The man on the right is Frederick Law Olmsted, an architect.   His statue was carved from a 100 year old Silver Maple tree.   (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Law_Olmsted)

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I also visited Niagara Falls on the NY side.  Even though people told me that these were not as beautiful as from Canada, I thought they were pretty impressive!    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrapin_Point)

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New York – Plessis & Alexandria Bay

Visited a friend in Plessis (close to the Canadian border).  (http://newyork.hometownlocator.com/ny/jefferson/plessis.cfm)

It’s a peaceful, small area.

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For excitement, we headed to Alexandria Bay.  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandria_Bay,_New_York)

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New York – Ulster County (Esopus Meadows Preserve)

I traveled to the Esopus Meadows Preserve.  (http://www.scenichudson.org/parks/esopusmeadows)

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New York – Walkway Over the Hudson

The Walkway Over the Hudson opened in 2009.  It spans the Hudson River. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poughkeepsie_Bridge & http://www.scenichudson.org/parks/walkway)

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I walked a small part of it.  Here  are some pictures of my walk….

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The Mid-Hudson Bridge to the south….

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New York – Peekskill/Cortlandt Manor area

I traveled to back to my old hometown (originally referred to as part of Peekskill, but now called Cortlandt Manor) to work on two documentaries in 2012.  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peekskill,_New_York & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cortlandt_Manor,_New_York)

I grew up in a very historical area, dating back to pre-Revolutionary War days.  Streets have names like Gallows Hill Road and Revolutionary Road.  One area is called Continental Village.

The site of the house I grew up in (at Gallows Hill and Oregon Roads) dates back to those days.  The foundation is from the days of Taylor Tavern, where (it was said) the continental army would drink.  Tales tell of George Washington drinking there, too.  The story is that the British burned down the Tavern.  Another building was built on the site.  My childhood home was the third home built on the foundation – in 1912 or 1914.  It has remained there for more than 100 years.  (http://www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HM11FG_taylor-tavern_Cortlandt-NY.html)

This picture of my childhood home was taken about 20 years ago. house Along Oregon Road, there are a few historic cemeteries, including the Assumption and Hillside Cemeteries.  I heard that there are graves dating back to Revolutionary war days in the cemeteries in this area.

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I drove along Old Albany Post Road.  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Albany_Post_Road)

This road connected New York City and Albany, back in the Revolutionary War Days.

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I followed Old Albany Post from the bottom of Gallows Hill Road, north to the historic Bird and Bottle Inn.  I read that this was the site of a stagecoach stop before the Revolutionary War.  (http://experiencethehudsonvalley.com/celebrating-250-years-the-bird-bottle-inn-since-1761/) Bird&Bottle1


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New York – Cold Spring

Up the Hudson River from Garrison, is the lovely village of Cold Spring.  (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_Spring,_New_York)

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The village has a vibrant, old style main street, lined with small shops and restaurants.

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The main street is on a slight hill.  At the bottom of the hill are railroad tracks.  A tunnel allows walkers to cross to the other side.

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My camera caught an interesting picture inside the tunnel.  I did nothing special, just shot using automatic with no flash.  Yet everything came alive in an orange glow.  In reality, the inside of the tunnel is the same color as the entry (above) and just as dark.

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On the other side of the tracks is a beautiful waterfront (along the east side of the Hudson River).

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             Eileen Newman, Photographer and Documentary Filmmaker           eileen14800@gmail.com                      503-451-0385

Photographs and blog content – copyright 2011-2014  Eileen Newman