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Weekly Photo Challenge: LOCAL

14/10/2016

“No soul or locale is too humble to be the site of entertaining and instructive fiction. Indeed, all other things being equal, the rich and glamorous are less fertile …” John Updike

Weekly Photo Challenge: LOCAL - Hudson River & Tappan Zee Bridge from RiverWalk Park

Weekly Photo Challenge: LOCAL – Hudson River & Tappan Zee Bridge from RiverWalk Park

Weekly Photo Challenge: LOCAL - Hudson River and docked boats

Weekly Photo Challenge: LOCAL – Hudson River and docked boats

Weekly Photo Challenge: LOCAL - Hudson River & Tappan Zee Bridge from RiverWalk Park

Weekly Photo Challenge: LOCAL – Hudson River & Tappan Zee Bridge from RiverWalk Park

For this week’s photo challenge on  – local , I chose to add photos of the the Hudson River and the Tappan Zee bridge taken from the Scenic Hudson RiverWalk Park in Westchester County, NY. I am drawn to the water because I find it so calming and beautiful, plus we have several parks on the river’s edge that make it an attractive place to visit and relax. If you’ve seen photos from my Hudson River collection, most of them were taken from the other Hudson River Park. From time to time, I love to come up to this park and take photos of the setting sun. It’s a beautiful, albeit smaller, park. It is also very close to the bridge and water so it gives me a different perspective from the one in my village. Today, I was drawn here because I wanted to see how the renovations on the bridge were going.
The Tappan Zee bridge is undergoing an extensive facelift so there was a lot of activity going on on the water; there were cranes everywhere and small boats carrying workers to the site. I wanted to capture the full length of the bridge from the park but, I couldn’t quite get the shot with my smartphone. Perhaps, the strong Fall sun got in the way because I couldn’t quite capture the activity and was a bit disappointed … anyway, the photos from this locale are fit for today’s local assignment.

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“You can’t buy happiness but you can buy local and that’s kind of the same thing.”  Farmer’s Almanac

Weekly Photo Challenge: LOCAL - Hudson River & Tappan Zee Bridge from River Park

Weekly Photo Challenge: LOCAL – Hudson River & Tappan Zee Bridge from River Park

Weekly Photo Challenge: LOCAL - Construction on the Tappan Zee Bridge

Weekly Photo Challenge: LOCAL – Construction on the Tappan Zee Bridge

Weekly Photo Challenge: LOCAL - Beautiful Outdoor stage by the river...

Weekly Photo Challenge: LOCAL – Beautiful Outdoor stage by the river…

Weekly Photo Challenge: LOCAL - Hudson River & Tappan Zee Bridge from RiverWalk Park

Weekly Photo Challenge: LOCAL – Hudson River & Tappan Zee Bridge from RiverWalk Park

No soul or locale is too humble to be the site of entertaining and instructive fiction. Indeed, all other things being equal, the rich and glamorous are less fertile ground than the poor and plain, and the dusty corners of the world more interesting than its glittering, already sufficiently publicized centers. John Updike

What else did I capture in the collage?  Aside from the one shot of a lady walking her dog on the Croton Aqueduct (my favorite walking meditation spot), all of the shots are from the same scene/location. I loved the curving top of the outdoor stage structure and the extra shots of the river’s edge. The construction cranes dominated the space but look so tame in the shots. East of the small park is the Metro North train station, a dock yard and a residential community…

Have a restful weekend!

This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: – LOCAL For this week’s challenge, share what “local” means to you, and show us where your heart is. Read this for Photoblogging Tips.

 

Positive Motivation Tip: We don’t need to venture far to see the beauty around us…

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my personal collection.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

 

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16 Comments leave one →
  1. mybigfathappylife permalink
    14/10/2016 7:21 pm

    Yes, we often forget that there is so much that can be explored locally and there is beauty all around us.

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  2. 14/10/2016 8:13 pm

    I love the stroll in the park 🙂 so peaceful and calm, two of the things we don’t do enough of 🙂

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    • 15/10/2016 6:14 am

      Hahaha! Thank you Andy for reminding me to mention that the only photo that wasn’t from this location is the Aqueduct stroll shot… I love that walking path; it is a walking meditation. I love the water too and I see you featured the beauty of the ocean in your shots… gorgeous! ❤

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  3. Amy Jones permalink
    14/10/2016 8:53 pm

    Beautiful photos! I really liked them

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  4. Melanie Smith permalink
    14/10/2016 9:01 pm

    Those are amazing photos! I love each of them.

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  5. momknowsbest15 permalink
    14/10/2016 9:42 pm

    That is a nice area to view. I would love to people watch here.

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    • 15/10/2016 6:17 am

      Oh, then you would spend all day there. It is a small and beautiful park. It is also very close to the bridge and water so it gives me a different perspective from the one in my village.

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  6. Erlene permalink
    14/10/2016 9:54 pm

    That park looks like a great place to spend the day and take in some sights. Reminds me of time when my hubby and I used to do walks at a park in Hawaii.

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  7. 14/10/2016 11:40 pm

    Wow, your ‘local’ feature is extravaganza. Here is mine. Would like to connect!

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  8. Gervin Khan permalink
    15/10/2016 3:00 am

    I love your photos. SO nice to know about this. The Hudson river looks so calm.

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