Photo of the Day
Yesterday, I went to on a scout which placed me further than anticipated. I somehow found myself in Camden, NJ. The city of Camden is located across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has quite an interesting story.
Not give a history lesson, but to my amazement, Camden was an economic and transportation focal point for the nearby Philadelphia region prior to the 19th century. It was after the 19th century that Camden began to decline. There were riots throughout the city and as a result looters ran rampant and buildings were torched. These remnants are still visible today. I was disheartened, to say the least, that such a vibrant economic city can now feel so depressing and lack hope. Don’t get me wrong, there are areas of Camden which are much different from the photo I have shared. There are parts of Camden that have plenty to offer but then there are other areas that are in a state of distress.
I intend on revisiting Camden to learn and see more of the city than I did on this trip. There is a wonderful Aquarium and the shipyard that I would like to visit during the next trip. For more photos of this trip, please check out my Flickr link!
Many times when I scout for photos, I realize that I have accumulated more photos than I need. As a result, it is sometimes difficult to choose which should be shared that day or not at all. For today’s post, I decided to go through previously taken photos and find some of the ones that didn’t make the posting cut when they were taken…. And here are what I would like to call my “random but interesting finds.” I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
This photo was actually taken today. I felt a bit adventurous and drove to Camden, NJ. My original destination was Trenton but somehow I veered off track.
I was drawn to the natural elements and waste that were either washed up onshore or discarded there. The different colors, textures and shapes made this an interesting and random find.
This photo is one of my favorites of the “finds” shown. I originally photographed this in color but after reviewing it on the camera, I thought it made a better black and white photograph.
Today, I decided to share a photo series with you. I hope that you enjoy it!The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing which stands in their way. ~William Blake
Unfortunately, there isn’t story to pair with today’s photo other than I love bridges. Well, let me clarify, I love bridges when they are in photos. They are magnificent structures in their own right and connect cities and towns around the world. Nevertheless, I am terrified of driving across them. I will only travel over a bridge if it is absolutely, unequivocably necessary to do so because an alternate route isn’t possible. The bridge I dislike the most is the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. It’s too narrow and too long! However, I am sure it would make a stunning photo. The first time I crossed the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, I was in a 18-wheel enclosed car carrier (with a sleeper) being driven by my brother to Virginia somewhere. I mention the sleeper because that’s where I was when I awakened to the horror of the skimpy two lane bridge. To make matters worse, the height of the truck allowed you to everything; and everything meant it was a bit too much for me. My brother couldn’t understand my fear since I still ride on rollercoasters… To that I say, BIG difference. We still chuckle about that day… okay he still chuckles about that day. I’m still mortified every time I hear the words CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE.
Well, I guess I did have a story to pair with today’s post after all. Who knew? By the way, this bridge is the Vincent R. Casciano Bridge in New Jersey taken from Lincoln Park.