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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

From a Flight on Sunday, March 24, 2013...

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This latest selection of Aerial Photos from late March 2013 is a whopper, and because of this I have grouped them into (3) categories: central New Jersey, City of Trenton and Seaside Heights, with the latter two in NJ as well


First, let's begin with a tour of central New Jersey and a slight detour into Pennsylvania.  And as always, I hope you enjoy the view from above...

#1 - Pipeline construction in
Hunterdon county to carry natural gas

#2 - Picturesque property on the
Sourland Mountain near Flemington

#3 - School with Solar Panel-covered parking lots
#4 - More solar panel-covered lots near Princeton
#5 - This architecturally pleasing corporate
layout is also near Princeton
#6 - Re-vamped New Jersey Turnpike
exit 8 (Route 33 and Hightstown)

#7 - Nitro coaster @ Six Flags
Great Adventure in Jackson
#8 - Opening weekend at Great Adventure
with a sparse parking lot @ 1 PM

#9 - Soon-to-be demolished Great Adventure
Safari toll plaza; The Safari will now be part
of your theme park admission, and
accessible from within the park itself

#10 - New water slide construction
in Hurricane Harbor, adjacent
to the theme park

#11 - St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
in Lakewood

#12 - Lunch anyone?
McDonald's in Lakewood, NJ

#13 - Three uniquely shaped buildings
in Brick Township

#14 - Housing developments afloat,
or so it looks like they are, in Brick Township

#15 - Intricate housing development canals
leading to the Barnegat Bay, in
Point Pleasant Beach near
the Mantaloking bridge

#16 - Mantaloking bridge (Route 528)
intersecting with Ocean avenue

#17 - During Hurricane Sandy, this is where
the Ocean breached straight through
to the Barnegat Bay

#18 - Barren land in Bayville

#19 - This same barren land makes
for an interesting landscape

#20 - Water logged farm fields
near Lumberton

#21 - Massive greenhouse conglomeration
near Lumberton

#22 - Flying 'W' airport in Lumberton

#23 - An unusual island with its own lake,
smack dab in the middle of the
Delaware river just west of Burlington

#24 - Town of Bristol, Pennsylvania

#25 - Town of Bristol with the color
red prominent along the waterfront

#26 - Pennsylvania Turnpike and the
Bristol Bypass (looking west)

#27 - The former 3M airport (note the two
intersecting runways that are now roads),
in Levittown, Pennsylvania (looking west)

#28 - A massive storage lot for
Campers and RVs near
Fairless Hills, PA

#29 - Train yard in Morrisville, PA

The following (9) photos are of the
College of New Jersey in Trenton










The following (5) photos are of
Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ







#44 - The former Twin Pine airport
with its grass runway morphed
into sports fields

#45 - Only the hangars remain at Twin Pine

#46 - Intersection of Routes 12, 31,
and 202 in Flemington

#47 - Liberty Village Premium Outlets
in Flemington

#48 - The train was running today
(upper-center of photo)


Next up are (10) photos of the city
of Trenton, NJ, and surrounding areas

#1 - Looking south

#2 - Looking south

#3 - Looking west

#4 - Looking west

#5 - Looking north




#9 - New Jersey State House

#10 - New Jersey State House

And last but certainly not least is Seaside Heights with
its famous boardwalk and two amusement areas,
 Casino and Funtown piers, which were
decimated in only a few short hours thanks to
Hurricane Sandy.  Progress is being made in restoring
this summer vacation destination, though it will
take time as you will see below:

#1 - Casino pier (near) /Funtown pier (far)

#2 - Casino pier with coaster still
completely intact, sitting in the ocean

#3 - Casino pier and coaster

#4 - Casino pier and lack of boards
along the famous boardwalk

#5 - Lots happening in Seaside Heights
despite the conditions


#7 - Casino pier (top)

#8 - Casino pier and soon-to-be-rebuilt boardwalk

#9 - Funtown pier was completely destroyed

#10 - Funtown pier

#11 - Funtown pier (near) and
Casino pier (far)

#12 - Notice the new boards being added
to the existing boardwalk pilings

#13 - Mid-Way Steakhouse is
awaiting its boardwalk

#14 - Pilings galore


#16 - Overview of Seaside Heights beach
and amusement piers (looking southwest)

#17 - Completely decimated boardwalk
just north of Casino pier

#18 - Boardwalk (or lack there of) between
Casino and Funtown piers

#19 - Here's the coaster in tact
just sitting on the ocean floor

#20 - Most all of the rides have been
removed from Casino pier

#21 - Casino pier

#22 - Overview of Casino pier
and adjacent water park

See you after the Next Flight...

Happy Easter !!!