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Not exactly art or design news, however the subject has been photographed by myself many times because it was likely where Asher B. Durand painted "Sabbath Bells," namely the Hoboken Ferry terminal and train station in the 19th century, today almost unrecognizable because of the beaux art train station linking the Ferry and the ill fated NJ Transit station site of todays horrific train derailment.

As the photos show, the location has had more than its share of recent bad luck, yet remains a hauntingly beautiful location on the Hudson. Now perhaps one might say simply a haunted location on the Hudson.

To read an example of today's coverage of the derailment:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3813781/As-30-people-injured-New-Jersey-commuter-train-crashes-station.html

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hoboken03DSC04496 minLackawanna Station, Hoboken New Jersey

Hoboken4Google Earth Birds Eye View of Station Complex

Hoboken6 minLackawanna Station after Hurricane Katrina

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hoboken1DurandMonclairMuseumAsher B. Durand (1796 1886) - The Sabbath Bells, 1851 - Montclair Museum - Site of the Hoboken ferry terminal and train station in the 19th century

To read an example of today's coverage of the derailment in Hoboken:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3813781/As-30-people-injured-New-Jersey-commuter-train-crashes-station.html

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Robert Alexander Boyle

Robert Alexander Boyle

 Alexander Boyle is a graduate of Trinity College, Hartford, CT where he majored in History. Prior to graduation he co-authored the seminal book Acid Rain in 1983. Alex has worked for the Metropo...