May 16, 2011

expedition part 1

maeve has been telling me for weeks that we need to take a field trip to dead horse bay, a little corner of brooklyn i've never known or heard about. sunday was finally the day!

we had the luxury of driving there, since she has a car. (it is sooo great to not have to take the subway lemme tell ya.) we parked across the street at a creepy abandoned military base, then walked through a little beachy nature trail.


the gang



and just so you know, this post is cobbled together with pictures from *FOUR* different cameras. zach's, matt's iphone, my point & shoot, & matt's canon. i never realized it, but matt's little iphone can take some decent pictures! (see above.)


where the trail opens up to the bay-
dead horse bay


bottles
bottles




if it reminds you a little bit of a garbage dump, that's because it was. it's been both a horse rendering plant and a landfill, and is still littered with old glass from the 1930's... which is of course what we were there to collect...


dead horse bay

dead horse bay



and here we have the score of the day that i'm most proud of- the tiniest bottle you've ever seen!

tiny bottle



some of sunday's haul back at home, freshly bleached and boiled.

old glass

old glass

old glass


maeve suggested i make that teeny bottle into a little necklace, and i think that's exactly what i'll do :)


more pics & outfit deets to come!

xo
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  2. That's so cool :) The nearest beach to Bedford is like 2 hours away by car heading east to Norfolk or about 2.5 on the train to Brighton.

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  3. Very cool! that tiny bottle is so adorable:-)

    http://foodfashionandflow.blogspot.com/

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  4. han- oh this was no beach, my friend! it does remind me of one though, especially because of the cat tails on the surrounding trails.

    lv- thanks! the bottle is my fave. x

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  5. Great photos, so pretty!

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  6. Awe, field trips rock! My husband bought me a mountain bike, so we're looking forward to ridin in the mountains or the beach :D.

    Hope you have fun plans for the weekend! ;)

    Miki.

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  7. i have a small collection of blue glass, I love old bottles, that tiny one what do you suppose it was originally used for? perfume?

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  8. blue glass??! so jealous. all we found was green, amber, and clear (except for zach who found one blue jar!)

    :) x

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