1. Beautiful moderate hike along the banks of the Hudson River on land once owned by the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill. Gorgeous views of the river and the enormous mansions on the far bank. The brickwork you see was laid down by Father C. Jorn in the early part of the 20th century. He was the chaplain for the sisters and made it a project to create a park with trails and paths leading down to an Ice House at the river's edge used by the sisters to store cut chunks of river ice in the winter. The Ice House is still there and in remarkably good shape, and Father accomplished this enormous task over a period of years utilizing only a machete and a rake to create the paths. The urchin in some of the images is my friend Logan Pierce Dunn.

    Regarding the LENT bricks used by Father, here is a quick history.

    The branded LENT brick was made by Robert Lent in Coeymans, NY who operated a yard between 1904 and 1920.
    Robert was born at Glasco, N. Y. on November 22, 1892,
    He came from a family of brickmakers.
    His grandfather
    ROBERT LENT was born at Highland Mills, Orange County, N. Y. on
    May 3, 1828 and was a brick
    manufacturer at Glasco, Ulster County, N. Y. He married Catherine Conklin,
    of Orange County, N. Y., November 20, 1852, at Matteawan, N. Y. Children:

    DAVIS CALEB LENT, born at Naugatuck, New Haven Co., Conn.,
    Oct. 31, 1854, He is manager
    of the *Denning's Point Brick Works. Mr. Lent was the first to burn brick with
    anthracite coal, which was done on his father's yard at Glasco. He has thorough
    business abilities, and is one who understands the brick making industry in all its
    details perfectly. He was married to Mary E. Seaman, of Ulster County, N. Y.,

    JOHN WRIGHT LENT, born at Naugatuck, New Haven, Co., Ct,
    March 9, 1859, He is manager
    of his father's brick making business at Glasco, N. Y.

    WILLIAM LEWIS LENT, born at Naugatuck, New Haven Co., Ct.,
    August 20, 1863, He is engineer for the Denning's Point Brick Works. He married Mary E. Felter, of
    Ulster County, N. Y.

    "History of the Lent family in the United States, genealogical and biographical." (1903)
    by Nelson Burton Lent
    Publisher: Newburgh, N.Y., Newburgh journal printing house and bookbindery
    May 1, 1903

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  2. The Apollo Mall located at the far end of Broadway in Monticello New York fell into disrepair and was abandoned years ago. I took these shots on a somber and rainy fall day in 2012. The current mall is allegedly going to be demolished and something new put up in it's place. We shall see.

    Music by Animal Flag. Check out and purchase their cool music at: animalflag.bandcamp.com

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  3. Droning the Stone Bridge in Jeffersonville & Swan Lake Abandoned Hotel

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  4. At Coopers Corners Rd & Route 17B

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  5. Droning the Sites of the future Montreign and the demolished Concord near Monticello, New York, from 400' up.

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