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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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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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