Special Places # 48

Photo Art by H.J. Ruiz




1 – Top Left: Bird carved of Serpentinite rock and Iron Pyrite. (Serpentinite is a rock composed of one or more serpentine group minerals, the name originating from the similarity of the texture of the rock to that of the skin of a snake. Minerals in this group, which are rich in magnesium and water, light to dark green, greasy looking and slippery feeling) The baked clay pot and cactus is sitting on a slate encrusted with millions of years fossils and the bird carving sits on a slab of sandstone from the old Jerusalem ruins.

2 – Top Right: House on top of the cliffs facing the New Jersey side of the Hudson River near the Hoboken Pier. This house is in the middle of woods surrounding the area.

3 – Top Right – Second Tier: Meteor Crater, or Barringer Crater, is a meteorite impact crater about 37 mi east of Flagstaff and 18 mi west of Winslow in the desert of northern Arizona.

4 – Bottom Left – First Tier: At almost sunset we can see the silluettes of a couple romantically observing the calm waters of the Caribbean Sea. Montego Bay, Jamaica.

5 – Bottom Left – Second Tier: Atlantis, Paradise Island is home to the largest open-air marine habitat in the world… encompassing 14 lagoons, eight million gallons of ocean water and more than 50,000 aquatic animals representing over 250 marine species. Image shot through the glass plates at the Aquarium.

6 – Bottom Right: A train ride to another “dimension”. As seen in Rockaway Borough of Morris County, New Jersey.


Β© HJ Ruiz – Avian101

8 thoughts on “Special Places # 48

  1. Very interesting photos – thanks for explaining about the serpentine rocks, fossils and the sandstone from Jerusalem ruins. i hope that house has solid rock under it. I have seen pictures of beautiful homes slide down the banks of the river here.

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