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Somehow it is always difficult to summon the words to adequately describe a trip, an experience, a life-changing event. Perhaps that’s why I take photographs, to capture the moments, the colors, the vibrant life of a place and time. Yet because this was a class trip, an English class trip, I have a journal chock full of details and moments that are helping me to reconstruct that week. It is impossible to remember everything that happened, it is impossible for anyone to remember everything about a trip. The key is in reconstructing the moments that I want to treasure and

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July 30, 2012

Ghost Towers (pt. 1)

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- A short history lesson – During World War II, Philadelphia was a major center for fuel and weapons manufacturing. By going up the Delaware Bay, the Axis powers could have taken the city with it’s valuable commodities. The United States, in anticipation of such an attack, built 11 watchtowers, an equal distance apart, in order to spot and fire on any enemy ships in the Bay. The towers were never needed, as an attack up the Bay was never enacted by the Axis powers. Now they stand along the shore as monuments to an era past. Empty, ghost towers,

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July 26, 2012

Sunrise (full post)

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Firstly, I’d like to apologize for the image-heavy post. It was extremely difficult to decide which photos would go on the blog, since I have about thirty gorgeous ones from this morning. As you may have guessed, I’m on vacation. I think this is one of the first times since I graduated that I’ve been able to really relax and take some much-needed time off. (The sermon on Sunday was about the importance of really resting. Thank you, God, for driving that point home.) After doing nothing except reading/eating/pool swimming yesterday, my aunt and I decided to watch the sunrise this

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