Tina from Travels and Trifles is the hostess for this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge and the theme of Treasure Hunt is chosen.Continue reading “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #219: Treasure Hunt”
For reference, day 11 is referring to September 30 2022.Continue reading “US-Canada Trip 2022 Day 11”
For reference, day 10 is referring to September 29, 2022.
2 more days until home…
I felt a bit better, not coughing as much, though my voice still sounded pretty bad. The tough part has been getting through the night because that’s when the stuffy nose comes and I begin to feel like I’m choking. I think it might be caused by the dust in the motels which exacerbated the problem.
We stopped by the New Jersey State House in the morning. It was sorta a drop-by since we were heading toward Trenton to avoid bridge tolls. In the west, we call this the Capitol Building. I’ve never heard of it referred to as “State House” before. I learned that when I couldn’t find “New Jersey Capitol” on Google Maps.
This is definitely by far the oldest Capitol building I’ve ever been to. It was originally built in the late 18th Century before it was burned, rebuilt, renovated, and added several more wings over the years to accommodate the growing state.
It was also the one with the tightest security measures. It was like going through the TSA checkpoint at an airport. I must empty my pockets, place everything in a bucket, and walk through the scanner. We were also not allowed to tour the building ourselves. We needed to call and schedule a tour. Thankfully, the people at the Capitol building were willing to do an impromptu tour.
I learned a lot about the state of New Jersey on this tour like how it’s blueberries and peaches are well-known. I find it so fascinated to learn fun facts like these. The tour ended after 20 minutes and our guide led us to the door.
The outside of the complex is just as interesting as the inside like this tree that was dedicated to George Washington who famously crossed the Delaware River nearby and this fountain, which makes a great photo opp.
After the State House, we headed to Chambersburg, PA, where we will spend the next 2 nights and we’re planning to tour Gettysburg the next day,
This week on Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #204, Sylvia Bacon from the blog, My Colorful Expression leads the challenge with a topic somewhat challenging for me, Doors.Continue reading “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #204: Doors”
This week, on Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #174, Patti invites everyone to share some shapes and interesting designs.
From my experience, to make a bridge takes many shapes – triangles, trapezoids, squares to name a few. These shapes typically make up the basic design of any bridge. I hope you enjoy my gallery of bridges.
This week, on Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #173, Tina invites everyone to share some interesting architecture.Continue reading “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #173: Interesting Architecture”
This week for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, Patti has challenged everyone with geometry.Continue reading “Lens-Artists Challenge #141: Geometry”
I have showed you plenty of bridges in the past and this time, I’m determined to find some new bridges in my archive, bridges I have completely forgotten. I hope you enjoy this selection of bridges from here and there. Continue reading “A Photo a Week Challenge: Bridges”