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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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      Nathalie Kalbach

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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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      Nathalie Kalbach

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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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      Nathalie Kalbach

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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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Stroll Through The Hood – July 2014

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Stroll Through The Hood

DISCLAIMER: In this Blog Post I make fun of Americans…or maybe more about their vegetation…or maybe it is just nothing – anyway– some might think that nothing is totally inappropriate . If you have a problem with this, you might be better off reading something else . Don’t email me to complain and don’t visit my blog anymore because I might post things like this again  !

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This Paste Up made me smile

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And for the next one I had to do a double take – so fun!

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And I love the frog by Mike Maka

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And mural next to it is by Case

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Other than that I really enjoy the summer here ….and you know since everything is bigger in America …

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This flower is as big as my head- and believe me – my head is not that small!

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The tomatoes grow like weed and they grow so fast…they need to develop stitches to keep intact. This one is probably a Frankenstein species. Delicious – Jersey Tomatoes are awesome!

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And these are …Red Noodle Beans …I mean come on…these are not beans anymore…these are gigantic NOODLE Beans  -very yummy and the whole name is Chinese Red Noodle Bean …so maybe they are not really from America 😉

And now the kicker for my European friends….

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They put LOBSTER in a sandwich roll! Yes…you heard right…Lobster- the stuff that is super duper luxurious and expensive in Europe. The stuff you eat at a fine dining restaurant …they sell that out of a food truck in a sandwich…and it is pretty delicious 😉

Guess they have enough Lobster here .

And what does the Cat say to all this?

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Oh ..sorry Niles-I forgot you are on a diet and you are mad with me

Well -I wish you a gorgeous day and see you soon for the next stroll…I promise I won’t make no fun anymore…;)

Nat

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  • Jean Marmo

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    I just love your strolls! That lobster sandwich looks so delicious!!

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    • Cheryl Waters

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      Was fun seeing you here Jean and I agree. The stroll made me chuckle.

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Well you better make some more fun next time too.
    Hello Niles. How do you like your new home?

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  • Laura S

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    I want to go on a stroll with you! We don’t have Lobster Sandwiches like that in Texas, but I’d eat one in a New York minute!!! Yum!

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  • fran

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    Oh Nat, you are such a classic….love your humour, and being an Aussie I really appreciate your take on the American “bigness” . Gwe sometimes see them that way LOL

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  • Ursula

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    Hallo Nat, sind die Blüten von letzter Woche? echt riesig – und die Lobster scheinen hier wohl der “Ersatz” für Backfisch zu sein ;)) und im Chelsea Markt konnte nur Tims Kommentar “iss sie und du stinkst drei Tage nach Fisch, da kannst du bei meinen Eltern schlafen, seine Fee vom Stürmen des Hummerladens abhalten …………….. Bin gespannt auf weitere “Nachbarschaften” …………… und HH ist ein Dorf sag ich dir, weiß ich jetzt ;)) LG Ursula

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