Monthly Archives: August 2016

Lucy, the Inhabitable Elephant – Margate City, NJ

Recently, we climbed up the leg of this 65′ (20m) landmark to its surprisingly roomy interior, built in 1881 as a real estate promotion on the beach.  “Lucy” is located a few miles SW of Atlantic City, as seen from the “howdah” on … Continue reading

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A Great Cosmic Clock – Perseid Meteor Shower

  The Perseid meteor shower occurs around August 12th every year.          EVERY YEAR. Above, a so so “capture” from the NJ Pinelands of a Perseid meteor last year  (8/13/15 – 18mm ISO 4000, 15″, f/4, enlarged)  This morning, … Continue reading

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Monster at Frogg Falls Railroad

Located in NW New Jersey, Frogg Falls Railroad is the dream and inspiration of our lifelong friends, who have transformed a part of their property to a magical, fully functional garden railroad, complete with a wide assortment of “rolling stock,” … Continue reading

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