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Stroll Through The Hood – August 2015

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Stroll Through The Hood

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What a beautiful summer this is  – perfect to stroll through the hood :)

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Graffiti by Emilio Florentine – love the energy!

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Pedestrian Area down town – someone started painting those ugly planters – YES . so much better and making me really happy!

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Beautiful window display by one of my favorite stores in Jersey City – Beekman Lane . It’s even prettier from inside with the light coming through the glassware into the store !

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Loved the colors of the boarded windows against the brick – would love to have  a studio in this building.

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Another awesome brick house – I love the details of the the windows and around the window as well as the alcove.

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Not sure what this frame around a porch is called in english – but look at the gorgeous cut outs – super inspiring as a pattern for an Art Journal Spread.

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Loving the colors, the lines, the font, the face – everything – about this by Christina Angelina aka @starfightera

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And for the first time while waiting for my trainer in our community room of the building I realized these awesome textures -loving the brick, copper, wood, ceramic and textile mixture and the color scheme is speaking to me for fall.

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Since I am a sucker for sunflowers, this makes me happy. I love those little community garden oases all over Jersey City.

Hope you enjoyed the stroll through the hood this month – until next time!

Nat

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  • Kathy P

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    Wow—living here would be such a delight! A feast for the eyes everywhere you look! Thanks for sharing, Nat—Jersey City is now on my bucket list of places to see.

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      It is fun to live here- and if you are visiting the Big Apple a great place to stay as it is so close by and way cheaper.

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  • Sue Clarke

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    I especially love that first photo of the black and purple design.
    I always enjoy your strolls thru the neighborhood.

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Sue, glad you like the strolls! I love that black and purple design too – so striking!

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  • Roberta S

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    I love reading your posts because they are always so upbeat and positive. I am a country girl through and through, but I enjoy your insight into the beauty that can be found in an urban setting. I find street art to be totally amazing, and I love seeing all the buildings you find on your strolls. Thank you for showing us the beauty to be found in our older cities if only one is willing to make the effort to find it.

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Stroll Through The Hood – July 2015

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Stroll Through The Hood

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WoW it has been a while since I took you on a Stroll Through The Hood. Time to show some of the photos that inspired me while walking around in my neighborhood :)

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love this new mural at the Turnpike down right before the Holland Tunnel – this area needs a bit more color anyway!

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This skunk made me laugh in an alley way

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and this made me laugh even harder – Nice ….

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this …nice lines- but oh man- might be one of the craziest examples of awesome cable maintenance in the States.

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ooops- looksie – someone finally finds it safe to join us on the terrace after 1 1/2 years …

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Love the view from the Marina at Liberty State Park – never seen so many boats in there than on Independence Day

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4th of July Party at Liberty State Park

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Goat at Liberty State Park …probably waiting for the ferry home after the grass chewing shift

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Riding the bike through the Liberty State Park offers so many different amazing views. An amazing and totally underrated Park!

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That’s how we do street signs yo! Take that!

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Chasing for Love Fence Art.

Hope you liked the little stroll :) have a gorgeous day!

Nat

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  • SAM

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    n’–i adore your blogs–please take a photo trip down to South Jersey–i grew up in poultry land–YES, on a chicken farm–i would love to see what it looks like now–around Vineland and the nearby shore area–Atlantic City for “shore”–thanks for bringing back the crazy times for teens especially !!! love to see your photo shoots– you are one of the best—SAM

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Sam- it is on my list to go down the shore :) Hopefully soon and I will make to show pictures

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  • Stephanie

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    NIce pix – love the LV car. Your kitty is very cute

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  • Sue Clarke

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    I haven’t seen fence art and that one is so clever!
    I love your strolls and that you share then with your fans.
    Glad to see that the cat is now enjoying the terrace.

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      Sue, I love the fence art too- it is fun and it starts popping up all over the place.

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  • Joi@RR

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    Wow – should I be thinking that going on a stroll thru the hood is a brave thing to do Nat? Dear me… that’s whats in the back of my mind!! BUT… I must say – I love these pictures. Of course the skunk and the goat totally made me laugh!!! But every picture was sooooo enlightening and wonderful. Needless to say – I have never been anywhere that looked like that. What a great surprise this was to see. Thank you so much for yet another wonderful trip with you sweet girl. Hugs. j.

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      LOL- no worries Joi- it is a safe neighbor hood here – it is a just urban and a bit gritty at times :) thank you for taking the trip with me :) hugs back, Nat

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  • JackieP Neal

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    Nat!!
    So glad you have strolled again!! heehee
    Love love love when you do this and I love even more the paintings that you create from your strolls!!
    Who the heck brought a goat to the park- haahaaa How fun!! And after seeing your fur baby on the terrace- omgosh! It has been a year and a half already since you arrived? time sure has flown!!
    Thank you for sharing your take on the “hood” I always love to see through your eyes! xo

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      Hi Jackie,
      lol there are actually 10 goats in the park and they are supposed to be good and cheap lawn mowers..but alas apparently they like to hang on benches rather then chew on grass 😉 Thanks for your visit and comment- have a gorgeous day
      Nat

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Stroll Through The Hood – November 2014

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Stroll Through The Hood

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Always fun to take a stroll through the hood here in New Jersey- here is what inspired me since my last post :)

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Bathroom humor …good one 😉

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beautiful new street art- this one is by faith47

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And another one that I love by Sean Lugo .

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spent a fun afternoon at Mana Contemporary- awesome the building

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and dreaming of spending an afternoon in the silk screen room

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getting all over those amazing colors (I stink, I lost the paper that has the name of the artist scribbled on – and I couldn’t find the information on Mana either )

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Indulging seen colors by cooking a stew with American fall veggies …because…I don’t wanna be a starving artist- you know 😉

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spending every possible but rare moment in the last couple weeks in my studio and on the deck !

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Sometimes though just taking a bike tour to a close by secret beach in JC

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Learning of the existence of Horseshoe Crabs 

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and starting to dread the coming winter already …

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But as long as artists like Mr. Mustart bring some color to my hood – like here changing the look of an ugly construction wall- I will be good and see lots of inspiring things on my strolls :)

 

Have an inspiring day

 

Nat

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  • Kathy P

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    WOW! How awesome is all this! You are truly one artist with the camera, too! And I have always been fascinated with horseshoe crabs! TFS, Nat! Started my day off happy seeing this post!

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  • Jackie P Neal

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    Nat, Your strolls are always inspiring! I love your colorful veggies and your photo of studio and deck- oh beauty! All of the art on the walls, so nice to see, art and not just random scribbles and unsightly words-
    and as for the impending winter- my hub thinks it will be an easy one- he is usually right. We live upstate close to Lake Ontario, so right in the snowbelt-, we’ll check back on this in the spring! heehee xo

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Love your studio and so much natural light!
    Horseshoe crabs were a part of my childhood growing up in Gloucester, MA and finding them on the beach. Nice photo.

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  • Sandi Miaskoff

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    Nat, don’t let the winter deprive us of your beautiful pictures, it will only bring another view of the same sites – just as beautiful

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