Showing posts with label Schlicher Covered Bridge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Schlicher Covered Bridge. Show all posts

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Winding Winter Way ...



“The road is life.”
                   ~ Jack Kerouac
                             ~ 1922-1969
                                         ~ “On The Road,”
                                                     ~ 1957
Standing near the Lehigh Valley Zoo at Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania offers a beautiful winter vista overlooking the historic Schlicher Covered Bridge in North Whitehall Township.

Game Preserve Road becomes a winding winter way through the bridge, painting a picturesque rural landscape on a March afternoon.

Schlicher’s is an historic wooden covered bridge. It is a 108-foot-long, Burr Truss bridge that crosses the Jordan Creek and was constructed in 1882. It has vertical plank siding and a gable roof. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980, and was closed for a time for needed renovations.


Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Winding Into Red ...




"Nothing behind me,
Everything ahead of me,
As is ever so on the road." 
                              ~ Jack Kerouac
                                                 ~ 1922-1969
                                            ~ "On The Road"
                                                                     ~ 1957 

Though shorn of snow, it's a chilly December day
as the country road winds through the historic Schlicher Covered Bridge,
North Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania.

What lies ahead is the beautiful rural landscape at sunset ...
and endless possibilities.

Schlicher's is an historic wooden covered bridge. It is a 108-foot-long, Burr Truss bridge that crosses the Jordan Creek and was constructed in 1882. It has vertical plank siding and a gable roof. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980, and was closed for a time for needed renovations.

 

Saturday, April 4, 2015

The Art Of Nostalgia ...


"We do not remember days, we remember moments."
                                                  ~ Cesare Pavese
                                                                 ~ 1908-1950

Afternoon shadows of the early spring dance
tranquilly in the April sunlight at Schlicher Covered Bridge,
an historic wooden covered bridge in North Whitehall Township,
Pennsylvania. Schlicher's is a 108-foot-long, Burr Truss bridge 
that crosses the Jordan Creek and was constructed in 1882.
It has vertical plank siding and a gable roof. It was placed on the
National Register of Historic Places in 1980. It recently reopened
after needed renovations. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A Hint Of Shangri-La ...

"Your kisses take me to
Shangri-la ...
A land of bluebirds and fountains ...
For anywhere you are is Shangri-La."
                                    ~ "Shangri-La"
                                           ~ Carl Sigman, Matty Malneck and Robert Maxwell
                                                                   1946 
            


With the Jordan Creek gently flowing under a sparkling 
September sun, it seems like Shangri-La on a late summer
afternoon at Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.
The historic Schlicher Covered Bridge is in the background.
It is a wooden, 108-foot-long Burr Truss Bridge constructed in 1882.
It has vertical plank siding and a gable roof. It recently reopened
after needed restorations.