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Sandy Hook Lighthouse!

Sometimes, if you time your trip to Sandy Hook just right, you can take a tour of the lighthouse!

Based on notes I took when I did the tour in 2009, this is the same Fresnel lens that they installed in the 1850s (right around when they switched from oil to kerosene). About 50 years later, right around the turn of the century, they switched from kerosene to an incandescent bulb, and I *think* Sandy Hook was the first lighthouse to implement such a modern bulb.

If that’s true, isn’t it neat?

zipper

I know I already showed you the midway by night, but since I went to all the trouble of hauling my tripod out to the Monmouth County Fair, I thought I might show you something else. :)

So here we have the Zipper.

Monmouth County Fair!

You may or may not remember it from last year, but it’s time for the Monmouth County Fair again!

People flock to the East Freehold Fairgrounds from all over the county. They can ride the rides, play the games, submit entries (art, crafts, homegrown vegetables/ flowers, and canned goods) to the home and garden tent, smell the animals in the 4-H tents, visit vendors, eat the traditional fair cuisine, watch all kinds of entertainment (including pig races, lumberjack shows, Bwana Jim, local artists, dog shows, etc.), and plenty of other stuff.

It’s a five-day festival that sadly ends today, but I’ll keep providing you with photos for a few days. :)

Nagles Fountain & Ice Cream

Nagle’s by night.

ominous

OMG ALIENS ARE COMING TO PROBE ME!!!

…Either that or it’s the underside of a Belmar streetlight.

congregation

I am so incredibly bored of all these flora and architecture shots. So here’s something a little different. Cliched, overdone, yes yes yes, but still fun!

'til the end of time

Awwwwwwwww.

Silver Lake, Belmar, NJ.

drainpipe

I have some weird need to sneak around and take photographs of large cement-and-metal drainpipes (Exhibit A, Exhibit B). I think it’s because I like tunnels, and the idea of potentially crawling into one of these pipes appeals to me. Unfortunately, all of the drains I have investigated to date have been uncrawlable… mostly because I’m a girl and I don’t want to get my clothes all wet and muddy.

P.S. I managed not to fall into the red-silty water, but I did have to get into an awkward and compromising position to take this shot. So I’m not 100% prissy, I swear!

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