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Weehawken is generally considered to have evolved from the Algonquian language Lenape, likely from the Unami dialect spoken by the Hackensack and Tappan. It has variously been interpreted as rocks that look like rows of trees, which would refer to the Palisades, atop of which most of the town sits or at the end of the cliffs or the stream that flowed from them.
The interpretation place of gulls may have been inspired by the the Dutch word Meeuwken (SeaMew), which was the name of the ship upon which the Director of New Netherland, Peter Minuit, arrived in May 1626.
Spellings in Dutch and English have included: Awiehawken, Wiehacken, Weehauk, Weehawk, Weehock, Wiceaken, Wiehachan and Wyhaken.

Weehawken is part of the New York metropolitan area. Situated on the western shore of the Hudson River, along the southern end of the New Jersey Palisades, and across from Midtown Manhattan, Weehawken is the location of the western terminus of the Lincoln Tunnel.

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Comments

  • Brenda Dow
    Brenda Dowover 4 years ago

    A clever composition here!!! The silhouette is stunning and the DOF is perfect…
    great work!!!!
    Brenda

  • Thank you Brenda, he is taking a photo of her, one of those moments gladly not missed.

    – photoloi

  • Tenee Attoh
    Tenee Attohover 4 years ago

    I like this shot, so cool.

  • Thank you.

    – photoloi

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisover 4 years ago

    Wonderful work!

  • Thank you very much

    – photoloi

  • nadine henley
    nadine henleyover 4 years ago

    love this, lori! great silhouettes of the people and railings against the creamy depth of field

  • Thank you very much Nadine! Happy Holidays!

    – photoloi

  • Yianni Digaletos
    Yianni Digaletosover 4 years ago
    Beautiful work not only from an aesthetic perspective alone but from multiple aspects including a philosophical view. Humans as the creators of their world enjoying their creation work of art (i.e like Gods enjoying their creation on the 7th day LOL )
  • Thank you so much Yianni!

    – photoloi

  • wiggyofipswich
    wiggyofipswichover 4 years ago

    Lovely composition here. I love skyscrapers and i love this shot.

  • Thank you very much for taking a look and for all your wonderful comments Wiggy!

    – photoloi

  • lenspiro
    lenspiroalmost 3 years ago

    Great picture…very original.

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