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Heard some booms while watching TV. Checked the east view..............nada. Checked the south view.........Yes!

1. I'm not sure which town was shooting them off, but the first picture shows that it looked like they came from somewhere beyond the end on Union St. If anyone knows whose show it was, please post it.

2. Closeup

3. Ground assault

4. Ground and air

5. This is what happens when you expose for one and two or three go off.

6. This overexposed shot is what happens when you expose for one and six or seven go off (probably the finale).

7,8. Best shots of the night


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Seen on Ward St this morning.


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Hackensack Discussion / Re: Quick Check Main St.
« on: May 25, 2022, 04:20:00 PM »
Sorry - no clue.

Might make an interesting mini-project, if you're up for it............... (he says, passing the buck).













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Sometime after 10:30am yesterday, I started to hear church-like singing. Since I live between two churches, I figured it was coming from one of them that may have opened their windows on a nice Spring morning. But then it started getting louder and sort of familiar-sounding............another Ecuadorian religious procession?

I went to a south-facing window in my apartment and - sure enough - I could see a procession coming up Union St.


PIX

1. I got my camera. The group had reached Passaic St, as an officer was directing southbound traffic off Union St so the procession could proceed northward. I could see that some unfamiliar object was at the front of it.

2. After they crossed Passaic St., I zoomed in to see what religious object headed the procession.............it was a statue of Saint Speaker!

3. Then I saw something else I hadn't seen before: a bunch of balloons. What was that supposed to represent?

4. Time to zoom in again............oh, wait - I recognize that configuration. It's a rosary! But if I remember correctly, there should be 10 white balloons between each red pair, which doesn't always seem to be the case with this rosary.

5. Time for the star of this show/honoree. I called the Holy Trinity rectory this morning to find out what this procession was all about. "The Crowning of Mary" was the reply. Google says it's "the Coronation of Mary as Queen of the Heavens by her son, Jesus Christ". Well. she is sporting a lovely crown.

6. When I started editing this pic, the program decided to let me know that it didn't recognize a dozen of the pictured people. Fortunately, Mary and Baby Jesus made the cut.

7. There are always interesting items in these processions that I've never seen before (check out the "flowers"). At the bottom of the framed artwork the two men are holding, you can see the words, "EL CISNE". Information about that can be found here:

https://thecatholictravelguide.com/destinations/ecuador/el-cisne-ecuador-our-lady-of-el-cisne/

8. If you'd like to hear what they were chanting as they went out of view, check out this 20-second video:


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I wonder what the current residents think about that..............

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1. Less dirt = more buildings.

2. While on Camden St, I saw this guy occasionally popping out of the top floor. The next time he did, I was ready.

3. This was going on right across State St. I'm still not sure if these two work sites are related.

4. From the same spot, I did a 180º and shot this PANO.

5. I shot the next two images this morning from my living room. There are at least 4 projects visible in this one, plus lovely Spring foliage colors.

6. You may have noticed someone on top of the new construction in that last shot. Zooming in shows there are two people working there and the closer one has his feet on two different ladder steps as he lifts and moves a very large wood plank that had been standing against the wall. I would NOT want to try doing that.


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1. This is the notice for the closure that resulted in the above picture.

2. The next day, I received this notice. Sounds like there might be another sign going up on the Main St side.

3. I had to go food shopping that morning, but decided to first take a walk over to Main and Anderson to see if I guessed correctly. I did. There was a truck there that showed part of a sign that said "The WA". A minute later, part of a sign that was behind it was raised that said "LCOTT". I didn't know that the sign came in sections. Here's a view of the Main St side sign that only existed for a few seconds. You'll never see this again.

4. How would the sign be attached? The answer's on the wall.

5. Since it's a vertical sign, the bottom "LCOTT" piece goes up first...........

6,7. ...............and gets attached to the wall.

8. Another rare moment in time where just 1 1/2 signs are up.

9.10. There were some long waits between the important shots of this shoot, so I passed the time by taking some boring PANO pix of what else was going on around me (a turning car, a bus).

11. But I think my favorite was this block-long (at least!) HFD fire engine that cannot turn left or right off Main St. The Main St Fire Engine travels the length of Main St and then has to back up the entire length of the street to begin the process all over again............total and constant fire coverage for Main St! Brilliant!
(.......and if you believe that............)

By the way - regarding that little black blur of a car - I was panning right to left (the direction of the southbound fire engine). The black car was moving left to right (northbound). Going with the panning direction lengthens vehicles. Going against shortens them.

12. At this point, my "quick stop" at The Walcott had lasted an hour. It took quite a while to get that first piece from truck to wall, so I decided to quickly do my food shopping (in Paramus) and see if I could make it back in time for Piece #2.

I returned via Rt 4 and Main St, which was one lane between Maple and Anderson. As I was stopped at the traffic light at Anderson, the second piece of the sign started lifting off the truck (what timing!). I took this shot from my car (this may be the only time I was ever glad to catch a red light).

13,14. I quickly parked and hustled back in time to get these shots of the top part of the sign being put in place.

15. And here's the finished product............


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