This is far from being a spectacular photo, but people who live, lived in or walked around Westville, New Jersey probably know exactly where I took this shot.
I’m not sure what the function of this concrete structure is or was, but I remember staring down into it’s depths as I strolled around Westville’s pond. I remember kids fishing from this spot although I don’t recall them ever actually catching anything.
These old photo posts seem to be fairly popular on the Westville Facebook page so I welcome any or all of the folks over there to fill me in on what this structure was or maybe an anecdote or even some history of this pond. Feel free to comment below!
The Photo Elective
Back in the 1980s, I went to art school, and I along with all of the other illustration majors were required to take a minor course in photography. We had to shoot the photos as well as process the negatives and make prints. I don’t recall what the particulars of the class assignments were although I can tell from looking at the negatives which were the assignments and which ones were shot just to finish off a roll. The shots to finish a roll are a lot more interesting. While my fellow students mostly resided and shot their photographs in the vibrant metropolis of Philadelphia, I lived and did most of my shooting in and around the staid and solid small town of Westville, New Jersey.
It’s the spillway that allowed water to drain from the pond to the Big Timber Creek. Lots of big catfish in that spillway. I caught many as a young teenager fishing there
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