Showing posts with label Little Lehigh Creek. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Little Lehigh Creek. Show all posts

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Poetry In Motion ...


“The appearance of things changes according to the emotions; and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves.”
                         ~ Kahlil Gibran
                           ~ 1883-1931

The light of a mid-November sunset dances like poetry in motion on a crest of the Little Lehigh Creek on a beautiful autumn day in this long exposure shot I captured at Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Spring's Picture Window ...



“To me, every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle.”
                   ~ Walt Whitman
                          ~ 1819-1892
A window in the historic Bogert’s Covered Bridge in Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania, perfectly frames the sweetness of spring on a beautiful May evening as the Little Lehigh Creek flows gently beneath the bridge.

Bogert’s Covered Bridge spans 145 feet over the Little Lehigh Creek.

Built in 1841, its history traces back to the mid-1700s when the Bogert family moved into a log cabin next to the future site of the bridge. It is the oldest covered bridge in Lehigh County and among the oldest in the country. It is open only to pedestrian and bicycle traffic, as well as the occasional rider on horseback.

Bogert’s Covered Bridge is a wooden Burr Truss bridge with vertical plank siding and a gable roof. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.