Showing posts with label phillipsburg. Show all posts
Showing posts with label phillipsburg. Show all posts

Monday, January 9, 2017

Lighting Up The Nightstand ...



“…I fell in love with you
 and then you went away
But now you’re coming home to stay
Hot dog, soon everything will be all right
Hot dog, we’re gonna have a ball tonight
I’ve got a pocketful of dimes
It’s gonna be just like old times, hot dog …”
                          ~ “Hot Dog”
              ~written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
           ~ recorded by the great Elvis Presley
            on the 1957 album “Loving You”
  
Hot dog! It's a rare warm February evening when the iconic Jimmy's Doggie Stand lights up a winter night on the corner of Union Square in historic Phillipsburg, New Jersey.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Coca-Cola Summer ...




“I’d like to buy the world a home
And furnish it with love
Grow apple trees and honey bees
And snow white turtle doves.

I’d like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony
I’d like to buy the world a Coke
And keep it company
That’s the real thing.

What the world wants today
Coca-Cola
Is the real thing.”

         ~ “I’d Like To Buy The World A Coke”
            ~ famous Coca-Cola jingle circa 1971

Summer, baseball and Coca-Cola go together like mom, Chevrolet and apple pie. And the scoreboard on the ballfield at Walter’s Park, Phillipsburg, New Jersey sparkles in June with the refreshing message of Coca-Cola, “ Enjoy! Coca- Cola, Always part of your team.”

“I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)” is a pop song that originated as the jingle “Buy the World a Coke” in the groundbreaking 1971 “Hilltop” television commercial for Coca-Cola. “Buy the World a Coke” was produced by Billy Davis and portrayed a positive message of hope and love, featuring a multicultural collection of teenagers on top of a hill appearing to sing the song. “Buy the World a Coke” repeated “It’s the real thing” as Coca-Cola’s marketing theme at the time.

Coca-Cola, often referred to simply as Coke, is a carbonated soft drink produced by The Coca-Cola Company of Atlanta, Georgia. Originally intended as a patent medicine, it was invented by Confederate Colonel John Pemberton and introduced May 8, 1886.



Monday, July 18, 2016

Winter Satin Video ...




Smooth, silky and sophisticated, the legendary Duke Ellington's "Satin Doll" sets the jazz-infused mood for this celebration of winter showcased in my original photos.

My greatest joy as a photographer is harmonizing my favorite original photos to music to create a lingering snapshot of the season. 

Also on my YouTube channel at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3jIRKnfpag 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Trimmed In Twilight ...


"Sweet memories of ... twilights trimmed in purple haze
And laughing eyes and simple ways
And quiet nights and gentle days with you
Memories, pressed between the pages of my mind ..."

                                        ~ "Memories"
                                                             ~ recorded by the great Elvis Presley
                                                                                      ~ 1968

Twilight trims the spring sky over Easton, Pennsylvania
as viewed from across the Delaware River in Phillipsburg, New Jersey
next to the historic Northampton Street Bridge, commonly called
The Free Bridge.
The bridge that spans the states was completed in 1896 and
survived massive flooding from Hurricane Diane in 1955. 
It underwent a thorough restoration in 1990 and is one of my
very favorite places to photograph.

                                         

                

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

On The Delaware ...


"Wrinkles should merely indicate
where smiles have been."
                               ~ Mark Twain
                                                ~ 1835-1910

When I saw this man fishing on 
the Delaware River in Phillipsburg, New Jersey
on an early September evening, I wondered from his
expression what thoughts and memories were
crossing his mind. The man was fishing near
the historic Northampton Street Bridge,
commonly called The Free Bridge, which spans the 
Delaware River between Phillipsburg, New Jersey
and Easton, Pennsylvania. The Free Bridge was completed in 1896 
and survived the damage from massive flooding from
Hurricane Diane in 1955. It undersent a thorough
restoration in 1990. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Bridging Twilight ...


"Twilight drops her curtain down and pins it with a star."
                                              ~ Lucy Maud Montgomery
                                                                          1874-1942

Twilight begins to steal across the waning summer sky
like a painter of dreams over Easton, Pennsylvania as viewed from across
the Delaware River in Phillipsburg, New Jersey next to the historic
Northampton Street Bridge, commonly called The Free Bridge.
The bridge that spans the states was completed in 1896 and
survived damage from massive flooding from Hurricane Diane
in 1955. It underwent a thorough restoration in 1990, and is one of my very
favorite places to photograph.
 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Chasing Sunset ...

"Life is no brief candle...
it is a sort of splendid torch ...
make it burn as brightly as possible ..."
                               ~ George Bernard Shaw
                                             1856-1950

 A man on his personal watercraft
chases a summer sunset on the golden
waters of the Delaware River near the
historic Northampton Street Bridge 
(commonly called The Free Bridge)
that spans Phillipsburg, New Jersey
and Easton, Pennsylvania.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Bridging Sunset ...


"Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we
pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses,
which paint the world their own hue, and each shows
us only what lies in its own focus."
                                  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson 
                                                              1803-1882

Sunset hues begin to steal across the summer sky
over Easton, Pennsylvania as viewed from across
the Delaware River in Phillipsburg, New Jersey next
to the historic Northampton Street Bridge, commonly called
The Free Bridge. The bridge that spans the states was completed
in 1896 and survived damage from massive flooding from
Hurricane Diane in 1955. It underwent a thorough
restoration in 1990.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Spanning ...


"Winter makes a bridge between one year and another
and, in this case, one century and the next."
                                                        ~ Andy Goldsworthy

A recent view of the historic Northampton Street Bridge, commonly called
The Free Bridge, looking toward Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The bridge
spans the Delaware River between Phillipsburg and Easton, Pennsylvania.
The Free Bridge was completed in 1896 and survived the massive flooding
of Hurricane Diane in 1955. It underwent a thorough restoration in 1990. 

Friday, August 16, 2013

On A Jersey Main

A view of South Main Street in the historic downtown of  Phillipsburg, New Jersey. At right is SS. Philip and James Roman Catholic Church. The cornerstone was laid in 1860 and the present edifice completed in 1889.