Showing posts with label Riverton Belvidere Toll Supported Bridge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Riverton Belvidere Toll Supported Bridge. Show all posts

Monday, September 10, 2018

Summer On The Delaware ...


“Let us cross over the river, and rest in the shade of the trees.”
      ~ Stonewall Jackson
          ~  1824-1863
The last words of Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson, who served as a Confederate general (1861-1863) during the Civil War, and became arguably the best-known Confederate commander after General Robert E. Lee. Jackson played a prominent role in nearly all military engagements in the Eastern Theater of the war until his death, and had an important part in winning many significant battles.

A lone fisherman crosses the Delaware River in this high contrast monochrome shot I captured on a late summer afternoon overlooking the river that straddles New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

This view was from the Riverton-Belvidere Toll Supported Bridge, my vantage point
on this sunny early September day.

The bridge, which opened in 1904, links Belvidere, New Jersey and Riverton, Pennsylvania.

Belvidere, one of my very favorite places, was established April 7, 1845 and is a charming Victorian town located on the banks of the Pequest and Delaware Rivers. The town’s name means “beautiful to see” in Italian.

Riverton is part of Pennsylvania’s Slate Belt.

Monday, May 23, 2016

April On The Delaware ...



"Roaring dreams take place in a 
perfectly silent mind.
Now that we know this,
throw the raft away."
                     ~ Jack Kerouac
                           ~ 1922-1969  


Whether your mind is harkening back to bygone Aprils or racing with hopes for the future, April on the Delaware River is a beautiful place to dream.

Whether you’re cruising in a speedboat or fishing – with your dog as first mate – on a small craft shaded by a green umbrella, sailing the river that straddles New Jersey and Pennsylvania offers a glorious vista.

It’s also a spectacular view from the Riverton-Belvidere Toll Supported Bridge, my vantage point when capturing this shot on a day teeming with the best of spring’s sun and warmth.

The bridge, which opened in 1904, links Belvidere, New Jersey and Riverton, Pennsylvania.

Belvidere, one of my very favorite places, is a charming Victorian town located on the banks of the Pequest and Delaware Rivers.








 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Cycle Of The Road ...



"Nothing behind me,
everything ahead of me,
As is ever so on the road."
                    ~ Jack Kerouac
                                ~ 1922-1969
                          ~ "On The Road"
                                   ~ 1957

With a Pennsylvania sundown behind him
and a Jersey road ahead, this motorcyclist
crosses the Riverton-Belvidere Toll Supported
Bridge, which spans the Delaware River.

I shot this on an unusually warm February
evening, the spring like air breathing hope into all of life's possibilities.

The bridge, which opened in 1904, links
Belvidere, New Jersey and Riverton,
Pennsylvania.

Belvidere, one of my very favorite places, is a charming Victorian town located on the banks of
the Pequest and Delaware Rivers.  

 
   

  

Monday, February 22, 2016

The Vanishing Winter ...



"Roll forth, my song,
like the rushing river."
                      ~ James Clarence Mangan
                                        ~ 1803-1849

Spring rushes its joyful song on the
Delaware River in Belvidere, New Jersey as
a seagull flies in the distance on a rare and warm February breeze.

Chunks of ice are the only trace of the 
vanishing winter in my abstract view of the
beautiful scene I shot standing on the Jersey side beneath the Riverton-Belvidere Toll Supported Bridge. 

The bridge, which opened in 1904, links
Belvidere, New Jersey and Riverton, Pennsylvania.

Belvidere, one of my very favorite places, is
a charming Victorian town located on the banks
of the Pequest and Delaware Rivers.     

 

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Indian Summer On The Delaware ...



"Each golden day was cherished in the fall, 

for one had the feeling that each must be the last.

Tommorrow it would be winter."

                                             ~ author Elizabeth Enright

                                                              ~ 1909-1968

Indian Summer is my most favorite of seasons with it's warm
golden days and crisp evenings ... the best of both worlds.
And it was a quintessential Indian Summer day in early November
when I shot this beautiful vista of the Delaware River
from the Riverton-Belvidere Toll Supported Bridge.
The bridge, which opened in 1904, links Belvidere, New Jersey and
Riverton, Pennsylvania.

Belvidere, one of my very favorite places, is a charming Victorian town
located on the banks of the Pequest and Delaware Rivers.