What is shown here is a row of former Officer's Houses that line the inner shore of Sandy Hook Peninsula and Fort Hancock, New Jersey as it overlooks the water and towards New Jersey and Manhattan.
Fort Hancock had been in existence for almost 200 years and served as a point of defense during World Wars and Cold War era tensions. But since that time, the area had been acquired by the National Park Service and many of the old buildings that comprised Fort Hancock were basically abandoned for a while. The Coast Guard operates from the Fort Area as well, and even a small Maritime (Marine) School exists on Sandy Hook.
Obviously, the Park Service still has a presence here for visitors to Sandy Hook and Fort Hancock.
As for these old structures (and many others not in this picture) the Park Service has been trying to acquire new owners or speculators who could turn the old buildings into shops, Bed & Breakfasts, restaurants etc., because the summertime visitor population is enormous.
So this story goes on for the old, old installation at Fort Hancock.
I'll have still more little stories to share with you on the next post in a few days.
** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"
- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)
- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.
::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"; Earth Wind and Fire