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Stroll Through The Hood – October 2015

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Stroll Through The Hood

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This golden month was filled yet again with lot’s of bicycle trips. I will for sure miss those little rides in the colder months but let’s see what was inspiring and fun in October!

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Bam  – a really cool new mural surfaced near Mana Contemporary done by Shepard Fairey – amazeballs!

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And there he was with the mayor and some other peeps early in the morning when we took our bikes to see the mural. We had no idea he was there and that was quite cool …I did not say hi though … I am having art crushes and then get like super shy …and think he probably really doesn’t need a person jumping like a 3 year old telling him “love your stuff, so cool ” hence nothing more intelligent went through my mind at the moment 😉

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Another bike ride – almost out of J.C.

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flying by a mural by Li-Hill

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Mural by Sue One.

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I tawt I taw a puddy cat 😉  – this one is by Jerkface

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Another weekend we spent a couple hours at the Secret Beach – where you have a fantastic view of Lady Liberty and you are pretty much alone …

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I am still fascinated by horseshoe crabs – this one is a mini baby horseshoe crab- it was smaller than the palm of my hand.

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I love the pattern here!

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yes yes- I am obsessed with the lady liberty- but also loved the natural colors and textures.

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The Secret Swamp – gorgeous colors right now

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And it was just so beautiful and peaceful – again crazy if you think you are a stone throw away from the busiest city in the U.S.A

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Now this crab shell totally spoke “Yoda-Face-Asleep” to me- tell me what you see 🙂

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And with this hidden path photo I wish you a wonderful day! Hope you enjoyed the stroll through my hood this month!

Nat

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  • Kathy P

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    I so enjoy the view through your lens, Nat! Wonderful perspectives, beautiful composition. I MUST take a drive up to see this artsy city you call home! And I enjoyed seeing the horseshoe crabs—-I grew up on the southeastern CT shore and these babies were everywhere! I actually saw Cirious George in yours here! Thanks for starting met Saturday off with a smile.

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Not sure if I would have come up with Yoda on my own, but I do see a face for sure. It continues to amaze me that you have such a view of Lady Liberty and you don’t even live in NYC. Love that first mural and how the brick gives it such a perfect texture (goes along with the strong lady).

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  • Hélène

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    Hi Nat, I really enjoy reading your posts and especially the stroll through the Hood! From out there in Paris it Vives me great insight on NY & NJ. Sometime I’ll come and see it all by myself. Big hugs from an old fan of yours

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    Andrene

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    Love your monthly strolls and seeing the murals. I’m certain they so much more impressive in real life! Shepard Fairey is from my hometown (Charleston SC) and he did some beautiful work here back in 2014. And absolutely Yoda!!! You nailed it 😉

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  • Cindy L

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    First of all, how totally awesome to come across that new Shepard Fairey mural, then to see him there in person…wow!! I would have been completely tongue tied like you…lol. I continue to be completely in love and impressed with street art and would have been swooning at the sight of the artist..ha ha! Thanks for sharing as always!!

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  • Gunvor

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    I do love your strolls and to see through your camera lens. This time I really enjoyed the beach photoes – there is something about beaches “off season” that I love. I can see the Yoda face when you mention it, but for me it was a Teenage mutant ninja turtle on the Shell …

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Jersey City Art & Studio Tour 2015, Oct. 3rd&4th

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Stroll Through The Hood

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If you are in the area, I would like to invite you to visit one of my favorite stores in Jersey City – Beekman Lane on Jersey Ave next weekend. Julia and Lori are having my artwork inspired by Jersey City in their store as part of the Jersey City Art & Studio Tour.  You can find the whole map and all stops for this event here – we are Number 31 on the Downtown listing.

It is a pretty amazing event that is worth a visit, there is so much insanely great artwork and talent in this city, that I hope you plan to explore and I would be stoked if you would include me on your art-tour 🙂
Have a wonderful week

Nat

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Wish I lived closer…have fun!

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Stroll Through The Hood – September 2015

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Stroll Through The Hood

I did some nice bicycle strolls through the hood this month – although I have to admit – I am still a bit scared riding my bike in this city. The streets are insanely bad and are pot hole traps and the car drivers basically never watch out for bicyclists. But anyway …let’s go!

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I loooooveee this- here it is still in progress. Mural by Hellbent close to Journal Square in Jersey City.

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This was taken at the Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery. Prior to it’s creation in 1829 it was the site of multiple Revolutionary War skirmishes and an ammunition storage during the War in 1812. Now it is inhabited by goats and maybe ghosts? 🙂 Apparently there is a Halloween Candle Light Crawl scheduled on Halloween – you won’t find me there- I would probably pee my pants- LOL

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Dylon Egon ‘The Evolution of Modern American Man’ – love his work!

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The last couple months we had dinner almost every evening on our deck enjoying the city view -I will miss this for sure as it is getting colder.

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Have I mentioned before that EVERYTHING is bigger in America? Well …I am not the tallest person, I admit , but I took a photo of this sunflower looking up, it is like a huge shower head- LOL. FUN

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Another bike tour through the Liberty State Park – sneaking up from behind on Lady Liberty 🙂

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Fascinating lines and lights – the old Railway Station where immigrants coming from Ellis Island would head out to all other places but NYC in the States.

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just loved this view Jersey City,The World Trade Center and Manhattan…and look at the heron …I am amazed that these places exist – little oases in buzzing cities ….

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Another view of Manhattan … now…who has the best views of Manhattan? Yes ….we in Jersey City have 😉

 

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And things like this make my  day 🙂 Hope you have a beautiful day too! Thanks for strolling with me through my hood!

 

Nat

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Wonderful stroll to see while eating my cereal this morning!
    Love that first colorful mural. And the view from your place is incredible.

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  • Audrey

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    I really enjoyed the cemetery. It would be sooooo cool to do the Halloween Candlelight Crawl.

    Thanks for sharing your adventures and your inspiration.

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      hehehe- yeah the Halloween Candlelight Crawl – still don’t think I could do that. Thanks for visiting!

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  • Barb J

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    These are terrific pictures. You have a fabulous view of many fantastic places right outside your door. Thanks for sharing.
    Barb

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