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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Reflections On The Santa Fe ...


“I photograph to find out what something will look like photographed.”
                        ~ Garry Winogrand
                            ~ 1928-1984
       ~ American street photographer from the Bronx, New York, known for his portrayal of U.S. life and its social issues, in the mid-20th century. Though he photographed in California, Texas and elsewhere, Winogrand was essentially a New York photographer.

Images from Main Street in Northampton, Pennsylvania reflect in the window of the Santa Fe Taco Company on a beautiful late summer afternoon in September.
  
My red car can be seen at left, though when I snapped the shot I didn’t realize my car would be part of the scene!

Food at the Santa Fe is influenced by New Mexico and the Southwest – their green chillies are native to New Mexico and they have them shipped to the restaurant weekly. Their menu includes an eclectic selection of tacos, from shrimp, BLT, Greek, scallop and cheesesteak tacos and more, very worthy of sampling!

The Santa Fe is located just down the street from the historic Roxy Theatre.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Strolling On The Bridge ...


“It is the sweet, simple things in life which are the real ones after all.”
           ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder
             ~ 1867-1957
A couple begins a stroll across The Riegelsville Toll-Supported Bridge (Riegelsville Roebling Bridge) on a beautiful August day in Riegelsville, Pennsylvania, a sweet and simple way for people in love to spend a summer afternoon.

Spanning the Delaware River, the bridge connects the Borough of Riegelsville in Pennsylvania with Pohatcong Township in New Jersey.

The original bridge, a covered wooden structure, was constructed in 1835. It remained in service until the entire superstructure was swept away by the flood of October 10, 1903.

The existing bridge, constructed in 1904 by John A. Roebling’s Sons Company of New York, is a three-span suspension structure with a total length of 577 feet. The open-grid steel deck provides a roadway width of 16 feet between steel rubrails. A timber-plank sidewalk is supported by a king post floor beam system, cantilevered on both ends of the bridge. The sidewalk railing is actually a double-warren truss, assisting in strengthening the bridge roadway.

The substructure, masonry piers originally built in 1835, were raised and built up in 1904. The pier nearest the Pennsylvania approach was almost completely demolished in the flood of 1936 and was subsequently rebuilt using reinforced concrete.

The bridge was rehabilitated in 2010 and dedicated in 2011. It is owned by the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission, and is currently posted for a three-ton weight limit and a 15 MPH speed limit.

Riegelsville is a Route 611 river town along the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail). The trail is positioned between the Delaware River and Delaware Canal, which was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1978. The site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America.

Running from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol, the D&L Trail passes through the Lehigh and Delaware rivers and their canals in Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

With A Cup Of Retro ...


“I can’t imagine there has ever been a more gratifying time or place to be alive than America in the 1950s. No country had ever known such prosperity.”
                   ~ Bill Bryson
                     ~ American-British author
                            ~ born 1951
People line up for a taste of summer –with a cup of retro on the side – in the waning days of August at the Canalside Cup in Williams Township, Easton, Pennsylvania, along the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail).

The Canalside Cup serves up ice cream, funnel cake fries, burgers, hot dogs and the like with a retro vibe, as 1950s music plays over speakers outside where shaded picnic tables beckon patrons to soak up the scenic view while they nosh.

I captured this image after starting out from the Theodore Roosevelt Recreation Area Trailhead at Delaware Canal State Park, Raubsville. After walking I grabbed a bite at the Canalside Cup for the first time and it was great. I also enjoyed eating outside as strains of “Earth Angel” and other ‘50s hits wafted through the air. My only complaint is I didn’t hear any Elvis Presley tunes during my visit, maybe next time!

The trail is positioned between the Delaware River and Delaware Canal, which was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1978. The site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America.

Running from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol, the D&L Trail passes through the Lehigh and Delaware rivers and their canals in Pennsylvania.