Hobokenpix: Another Fall Picture

[Continuing the Hoboken411 “Photo of the Day” series…]

Hoboken Photo of the Day – 11/12/2008

No kidding – I must have put more than a marathon’s worth of mileage on my kneecaps over the past 4 days.

One of my recent journeys found me on 16th and Willow (near the Extra Space self storage facility) and these trees caught my eye the way the sun was setting on them. “Better make this an entry before all the leaves fall off!”

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8 Comments on "Hobokenpix: Another Fall Picture"

bmacqueens
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Re: Vines — I used to live in Boston. The architecture there mostly uses bay windows rather than New York’s flat-fronted buildings. I prefer the bay windows. The important part is that ivy is everywhere … it’s running up the front of buildings for blocks on end, as well as covering the front garden area of the rowhouses and similarly-looking apartment buildings (like the 9th Street block of Washington St.). Boston ivy turns red in the fall, just like the leaves on the trees. Just like that, your entire street explodes in a riot of red and orange and gold, including the bay-windowed buildings themselves. It was very cool to see.

CreativeAngel
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CreativeAngel

[quote comment=”118353″]leaves are nice, but when you have other types of vegetation, in my case, vines, growing up and down your building it’s not so nice. any other opinions? aren’t vines bad for the overall structure of the building? and don’t they just attract bugs and pigeons. oh and don’t get me started on pigeons. there should be a gov’t mandate stating that whenever you cross a pigeon you’re free to pull out your slingshot and take a shot at the vermin’s head. but i digress. leaves are nice, but vines all over your building are not. agreed?[/quote]

Ever watched “The Birds”? Go ahead and shoot one on the head with a peanut– I dare you.

CreativeAngel
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CreativeAngel

Suburbs have crows. I’d rather hang with the pigeons. :mrgreen:

TheGreenMan
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TheGreenMan

Um, and welcome to the city. Pigeons have been here forever and they will continue to be here. There aren’t as many in the suburbs–you might want to check it out there.

TheGreenMan
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TheGreenMan

Wow, complaining about vines. Just when you thought you’d heard everything. Pretty soon it’ll be “does anyone feel like there’s too much OXYGEN here in Hoboken? Sometimes it’s just too easy to breathe”.

Some of the oldest buildings in the U.S. are covered in vines (um, kind of where the term “Ivy League” came from). I wouldn’t really worry too much about the building suddenly crumbling one day while you’re eating breakfast.

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