Thursday, March 8, 2012

Spring in Hoboken

Spring came today to Hoboken, New Jersey.  It was nearly 70 degrees and sunny.  There was a breeze off the Hudson and the tourists were out for Carlos Bakery in droves.  The locals were out enjoying the weather too, playing wiffle ball and Frisbee with the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop.  It was nearly idyllic.  How do I know all this?  I work in Hoboken and I got to enjoy the weather myself.  After work, I went for a nice long walk, but for the first time in months I wasn't cold at the end.  I took some pictures and who did I think of sharing them with?  All of you!

This one is an iconic one,  the clock tower is the Lakawanna tower attached to the train station.  The train station began construction in 1906 and opened in 1907.  If you are interested at all in the history, check out this website: Maggieblanck.

The breeze was quite brisk on the boardwalk, but the view was spectacular, and the clouds were so airy and puffy I couldn't resist snapping very touristy picture.  Here, for example, the empire state building.

 And of course Liberty Tower.  Fun fact, when we first moved to New Jersey, Liberty Tower was only about 10 stories.  It has been really interesting to see it grow.
I took all these pictures from the edge of the Hudson.  Jersey City has been developing its water edge for the last years and it is really nice now to follow the water, north or south and experience the changing neighborhoods.  These posts in the water are about where the border between Hoboken and Newport falls.  There were some mallard ducks swimming and chasing one another through the posts, but I couldn't get a focused photo of them.

I know this post diverges from what I have previously posted, but I have been somewhat stalled on my crafts.  I am working on a purse for a friend, and it is very slow going.  I will post on it when it is completed, but in the meantime I will try to keep you updated on what is going on here in other areas.  Thanks for reading!

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