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...Along The Hudson

Here are some images, "...Along The Hudson", taken during my sabbatical year 2012-13 (in roughly chronological order). Enjoy.


We'll start in the homeland of the Ramapough Lunaape Nation, encompassing lands now part of Hillburn, Ringwood, and Mahwah. Here is Silver Lake, perched atop Stag Hill in Mahwah.

 

Ramapo Children's Park (Dexter Park to locals)

 

Lake De Forest

 

Up at Cheesecoate Pond in Stony Point

 

At Buckberg Mountain, looking across to Westchester

 

Lake Boyce in Stony Point

 

Lake Welch in Harriman

 

The Mans at Marian Shrine, Stony Point

 

F Cottage at Letchworth Village, where I volunteered 1979-80

 

The refectory at Hill Unit, Letchworth

 

Stewart Hall, Letchworth

 

Park Lane, Nanuet

 

Mom and me

 

Peter along Seven Lakes.

 

Rockland Lake

 

Snow in Cobble Hill

 

Harriman in the ice

 

The Red Apple Rest on 17 in Tuxedo

 

The river at Sandy Beach, Cold Spring, with Lois

 

The river from Nyack Library

 

Bear Mountain with Saul

 

Somewhere in Peekskill...

 

Self portrait at Defiant Brewery, Pearl River

 

Manitou

 

Manitoga, home of American Master Russel Wright

 

Saul and the city

 

Residents' Cemetery at Letchworth Village; numbers, not names.

 

 

2.2 km (1.4 miles) from the house I grew up in is a Russian Orthodox monastery, with the largest cemetery in all the Russian diaspora. As you look at the pictures I took, you’ll be forgiven for thinking we are in Mother Russia, rather than in little Nanuet. Novo Diveevo was established as the monarchy fell, providing a cultural refuge for royalty (Czar Nicholas’s niece is buried here), for exiled intelligentsia, and, as a woman apologetically told us in broken English, for Nazi sympathizers who masqueraded as oppressed “freedom fighters” after WW2. The Church has an icon portrait of St. Seraphim.

Russian Orthodox Convent Novo-Diveevo, Nanuet

 

Tolstoy Foundation, Valley Cottage

 

Shri Ranganatha Temple, Pomona/Ladentown

 

Cheesecoate Pond again

 

South Mountain Road at Concklin Farm, Pomona

 

Looking north from Scratchup Road, Haverstraw

 

The view from George and Fran's, Fort Lee

 

The "Birth of a Nation" House, Piermont

 

Frank Gehry's Fisher Center at Bard

 

Rockland Bakery

 

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