To Kill Van Kull

32 thoughts on “To Kill Van Kull”

  1. Fascinating to see a re purposed building such as as The Berganmont(?) Brass Foundry turned into a Dollar Tree and another factory building left in its inevitable decay. Loved reading about Kill Van Kull and seeing the wonderful old houses. I felt like I was taking the walk along side you – 6 feet away of course! – Neek

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    1. Hehe! SD in place, the idea of having you alongside works, Neek. I have the feeling we would enjoy ambling together.

      It is the Bergen Point Brass Foundry. It is not the most scintillating of walks, Neek, but you have got to find joy in everything around you. Or so I think. Plus I did enjoy the surprises all along the way. Cheers for coming along milady. x

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      1. Ah, it was Bergen Point! That sounds quite nice. Your walk was definitely an improvement over mine which consists of parking lots and concrete sidewalks. No beaches or parks as they are closed here. Yes, I agree there are still joys all around us and I’m grateful that my family is okay and hope that you are also. Take care – Neek

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      1. Thanks for the comment! I really haven’t seen any notice of it but I do appreciate it very much. Why would it be considered spam? I’ve never had this with your comments at all. Very curious! – Neek

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      2. Yes, I’ve noticed that my likes on your posts have been deleted and I keep trying to be a follower for your site and it keeps kicking me out. I really don’t know what is going on. Is there anyone you could contact at WP about this? – Neek

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      3. Oh the likes vanished are another story. To make it clear why it happened – I moved my blog back to WP and as a result all of the numbers and likes have vanished. Could not do anything about it. But I am annoyed to hear that you are not being allowed to follow me! 😦 Do you see me on your feed? xx

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      4. I did receive it but when I tried to subscribe I got the following message: “There was an error subscribing the user to this blog.” I’m not sure what that means. Sorry-Neek

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    1. I like shingled houses too apart from clapboard. American architecture is interesting. It borrows and adapts it for its own. I am not a fan of all, but I am a big fan of those massive Southern houses. They look a bit haunted but grand. Thank you for indulging the rambling. Cheers.

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      1. Agreed. As in all architecture. Now, the old Southern mansions? Love’em. Just found some old slides from our days in Alabama. Will digitize them and post some day. How’s the situation in NJ? Are going to be in total lockdown like NY?

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      2. So far, the numbers are on the rise, but we are not quarantined yet. Cuomo is anti-quarantine. We just go for the customary walks/runs daily and that is all I know of what is happening outside. Scenes from the park.

        Would love to see ’em stills from your Alabama days. 🙂

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      3. I still wonder how our fate depends – in this modern world – on leaders beliefs… Anti- or pro-? It should not be a matter of political choice, but doing what the doctors say? What happened to the Age of reason?
        Will work on the slides…
        Phir milenge, ma’amji. Stay away from people as much as you can. For now.

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  2. There is something good in every walk, no matter where it is. There are always treasures to find. The walking is the thing, and the ebb and flow of the mind. And I love the sentiment of making the best of everything.

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  3. An evocative description of your town. We do need to get out and walk occasionally. I used my one permitted daily exercise today to wander through the empty streets of our modern housing estate up to a grass mound known by local kids as the lumpy bumpy. From there, I could look down over the city and reassure myself that the Bristol Channel is still in its place, Somerset is still the other side and the islands of Steepholm and Flatholm have not moved either. All still there for us when we emerge from semi – hibernation.

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    1. Absolutely, they are all there when we emerge from this confinement. Imagine how we shall all run around like headless chickens when we get the run of the outside.

      Thank you, the park near our place is the biggest and beautiful in town, and so I find from these walks that we are blessed.

      The Lumpy Bumpy. 😀 Well at least, we have the option of going out. Silver linings. The thought of absolute confinement strikes me with dread!

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