Monday, October 29, 2012

The City


This never ending photo challenge which is drowning most of the participants has been developed by Mike and Ziva, you can see all of the masochists eating m & m's, watching video's trying to stay dry  and photographing their hearts out over @ Ziva's Inferno.



City
I am cheating today as I do not have a picture of the city of Philadelphia. We are awaiting the landfall of hurricane Sandy. The entire city is essentially shut down today. I live approximately 45 min. northwest of the city and we are expecting power outages and flooding as the northeast portion of the storm (the strongest winds) pass through. We spent the bulk of yesterday preparing. Moving lawn furniture- getting to the store to stock up on food, water, batteries etc. They are compaing this storm to "the perfect storm" typified by the movie of the same name (George Clooney was in it) We also have another storm headed our way from the west which will join forces. Needless to say it is wet!

My school has been cancelled for today and most likely will be closed tomorrow as well. NJ & PA have declared state of emergencies and people are being told to stay home unless they need to evacuate. Airports, bus service, train service, are all closed. Here at my house we are hunkered down and taking advantage of the day off- for now it's simply a bad storm with high winds, but they have told us the weather will deteriorate by evening.

Philadelphia skyline taken from a bridge along the river


14 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful photo - very romantic looking. I hope you and yours are safe and not in harms way when Frankenstorm makes landfall.

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  2. beautiful photo. like a deja vu as if i just saw this somewhere this morning.

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  3. Lovely photo! I hope that you stay safe!

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  4. Wow. What an awesome photo.

    I am also in the direct line of fire of Hurricane Sandy. I'm in central NJ about 40 minutes inland from the coast. But the rain is really starting to fall now and the winds are definitely picking up. Also, Atlantic City is already under water. And that's just from the the storm surge, they haven't gotten the 10-12 inches of rain that's expected, and the worst wont be until about midnight.

    I hope you stay safe, and dry. And I hope none of us lose power!

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  5. I wonder if your beautiful city will look like that photo after the storm. Stay safe.

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  6. Given the storm, you are forgiven for cheating. Also, because you mentioned The Perfect Storm, one of my favorite boat movies -- I love movies about the sea, particularly bad weather on the sea -- you've earned bonus points. The bonus points aren't worth anything, of course, because this is a challenge, not a contest. Still, they're yours to do with as you see fit.

    Stay dry!

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  7. What a gorgeous image. Stay safe, Barb!

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  8. The 3 major weather patterns are converging in ways that the storm of 1991 didn't. That one never hit land. This one is going to cream the eastern seaboard and mid-Atlantic.

    I'm so glad you're taking this seriously, Barb. It's already crazy out there.

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  9. We forgive you. Getting hunkered down wins over blog contest every time.

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  10. Stay safe! We are just at the edge of the storm. Tons of water and some wind gusts, but that is all easy stuff.... I just saw what is happening up the coast... keep indoors!

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  11. Stay dry and safe. We're supposed to have high winds and rain in Montreal as this thing swerves up the St-Lawrence. Weirdest storm pattern I've ever seen.

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  12. Hiya MomLaner! (sorry, I couldn't find your name!) This is a beautiful shot; Philadelphia looks incredible. And honestly, I've never taken anything this technically impressive. Thanks for sharing, Indigo

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  13. Hope you weathered the storm alright. Gorgeous night photo!

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