“SERENITY NOW”

The first thing I thought of when I saw the theme of the Weekly Photo Challenge was “Serenity Now!”…..just another one of the classic lines from the old ‘Seinfeld’ show.  Can you tell I’m a huge fan?  lol  Here’s the dialogue between George & his father, Frank:    F – “Serenity now!  Serenity now!”  G – “What is that?”  F – “The doctor gave me a relaxation cassette. When my blood pressure gets too high, the man on the tape tells me to say ‘serenity  now!'”  G – “Are you supposed to yell it?”  F – “The man on the tape wasn’t specific.”  LMBO  Kind of like The Honeymooners episode when Ralph was told by his doctor to say “Pins and needles, needles and pins, a happy man is a man that grins” when he found himself getting angry!  Another of my favorites by the way.  🙂

Anyway, here’s my photographic interpretation of  “Serenity.”

Serenity

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“Weekly Photo Challenge: MASTERPIECE”

This abandoned masterpiece of architecture is Hinchliffe Stadium located in Paterson, NJ.  It was built in 1932 by John Shaw, who designed the blended Spanish Colonial Revival and Art Deco/Moderne styled stadium based on a 1931 plan by the Olmsted Brothers Landscape Engineering Firm whose founder Frederick Law Olmsted designed, among many other things, Central Park in NYC.  The period of significance for this recently named National Historic Landmark is 1932-1944, covering the years when Hinchliffe Stadium served as a venue for segregated Negro professional baseball, most notably the New York Black Yankees and including Satchel Paige and Larry Doby.  If you’d like to find out more information about this magnificent structure on which restoration work will soon begin, you can view a fascinating PBS Documentary about Hinchliffe HERE.
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Hinchliffe
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HINCHLIFFE STADIUM

“Weekly Photo Challenge: UNIQUE”

So not only is this building unique, but if you read on, you’ll see how much more uniqueness there is to this post!

The building on the left is the Stonehenge Apartments (obviously not the prehistoric structure in England 🙂 ) also known locally as ‘The Round House.” Fairly unique, right?  I didn’t live in ‘The Round House’ but I did live in the building to the right of it. Something REALLY unique happened there.  There was a UFO landing in the park directly across the street.  You can read an abbreviated account of the highly publicized event HERE.  It has even been featured in a History Channel documentary which is re-run occasionally. Matter of fact, it was re-run yesterday.  If you’d like a more detailed article about this incident, read  THE STONEHENGE INCIDENTS Part 1  &  Part 2 (page 8).  Scroll down in part 1 and you’ll see a photo of Mr. O’Barski standing in front of the Stonehenge. Pretty cool!   I can’t imagine it being any more unique than that!