A few weeks ago while waiting for a response from my new client about my start date, I drove into Rocky Hill Borough for a latte from Buy the Cup. Buy the Cup has had various operators over the years. The current owner, Vitality, is a friendly Russian man, who probably knows more people in the area than the mayor. Whenever I visit we end up chatting about which coffee beans he is bringing into the store soon, local politics or POTUS.

As I exited the cafe, an elderly woman asked me about the camera and lens. We chatted about photography — hers and mine — about the neighbourhood, about the photographs we had taken of the First Reformed Church, the Rocky Hill Inn, and some of the other properties around the town. She gave me a history of some of the homes in the area and pointed out that some of the larger homes were in some state of disrepair.

After we said our goodbyes I walked to Crescent Street where I parked my car. On this trip, I had taken the Canon EOS 5D Mk III and Canon EF 70-200mm L USM II lens. The conversation with the elderly photography sparked my desire to capture a few photos along the intersection of the major streets in the borough.

Buy The Cup
Buy The Cup
Washington Street

Rocky Hill Inn Eatery & Tavern (Gastro Pub)
The Intersection
Princeton Avenue
Princeton Avenue
Princeton Avenue
Princeton Avenue
Crescent Avenue
Crescent Avenue, Rocky Hill, New Jersey
Crescent Avenue, Rocky Hill, New Jersey

Several years ago we took a leisurely cruise along the Delaware River. The cruise was part of a Mother’s Day special organized by the Spirit of Philadelphia. My kids were much younger and wanted to do something special for their mother. We had breakfast, listened to music, and then stood out on the deck enjoying the early spring weather.

After the cruise, we strolled along the little strip of the Harbor Park. It was under construction at the time.

Before checkout, on the day after the wedding we were attending at the Hilton, I took a walk outside and snapped a few images around Spruce Street Harbor Park.

Welcome to Spruce Street Harbor Park
The duck.
The ducks.
Patriot Harbor Lines
Located in the Marina at Penn’s Landing, the Oasis consists of three landscaped barges, a net lounge, and floating gardens. The barges feature an ADA-compliant boardwalk, beautiful raw metal railings, and tons of seating. The cantilevered net lounge, inspired by Caribbean resorts, is a place where visitors can relax while suspended 4 feet above the water. The floating gardens are constructed from a durable, non-toxic post-consumer plastic, and used around the country for wetland restoration. Not only are they aesthetically beautiful, but they also serve to clean the water in the marina.
Oasis, Spruce Street Harbor Park, Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia
The Oasis
Barge Oasis
Over 50 colorful handmade hammocks are strung throughout the park to create a relaxing place to spend summer days and nights.
Why so glum?
Franklin Sugar Shack
Cruiser Olympia