Archive for June, 2011

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Today’s photo was taken at the site of Fort Wadsworth, part of Gateway National Recreation Area with the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in the background in Staten Island, New York.

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Mount Loretto Unique Area

Located on the southeastern shore of Staten Island is Mount Loretto Unique Area.

I spent an hour or so meandering around the area.

The church in the background, which is across the street from the area, is a rebuilt version of the original which was destroyed in a 1973 fire.  A scene in the original Godfather movie was filmed in the original in 1972.

 


Fort Wadsworth

Located on Staten Island, New York is the former Fort Wadsworth, now part of Gateway National Recreation Area.

The visitors center was closed so I wasn’t able to learn a whole lot about the site, but apparently was used as a military installation as far back as 1663 until 1995!

 


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Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

Located about 25 miles west of Manhattan, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1966 after the land was saved from being developed into an airport.

The “highlight” of my visit was a couple who drove up and ‘warned’ me about a bear they just saw.  At first I thought they were telling me so I would have a chance to go see it before it ran off.  I realized they they were out of breath not because of exhilaration of seeing a bear in its native habitat but because of genuine fear.  I didn’t manage to see it despite hiking alone for several miles.

 


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Today’s Advertiser

There was no advertiser today. If you would like to have your business advertised on this site and in the form of a car magnet, click on the “unique advertising opportunity” tab above for more details. There are many dates available in 2011. Each day will feature one unique advertiser. Today’s photo was taken from Troy Meadows National Natural Landmark in Morris County, New Jersey.

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