Photography: The Essence of My Neighborhood

Remember when I mentioned my photography class had to do a photo essay called The Essence of My Neighborhood? Since yesterday was a snow day here in N.J., I thought I’d share it here. I added a few bonus pics, too. The things you’ll do when you’re stuck inside with nothing to binge watch…

I live across the street from the city hospital.

Our local bike sharing program is called Hudson Bike Share. These are at the entrance to the hospital.

The ambulance bay. It’s a hospital, people!

Catty corner to the hospital is Church Square Park.

Long view of the park’s band shell. Musicians come and play here in warmer weather. On the left you can see the park’s dog run.

Owners relax while their dogs run off leash. Go dogs go!

The dog run regulars break for refreshments.

The park has a playground, so kids have fun, too!

The park is called Church Square Park because it’s across the street from, wait for it, Our Lady of Grace Church.

The sweetest little old guy runs this hot dog cart at the entrance to the park. He wouldn’t let me take his picture, but no tour of my neighborhood is complete without a picture of the cart.

Well, that completes our tour. Ten pictures. And I have more: probably enough for another post or two! Can you believe we could only have seven photos in our slideshow?!

So tell me. What things define the essence of your neighborhood? Let’s talk hometowns  in the comments!

This year, I’m doing the Eyecandy Project 52 photography challenge. Every week, we have to take a picture inspired by a prompt, such as From Above. Some prompts are relevant to the time of year, some are more evergreen. I’m thinking I’ll post my more successful efforts here about once a quarter. Wish me luck!

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