Showing posts with label historical. Show all posts
Showing posts with label historical. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Legacy In Winter ...




“Si monumentum requiris, circumspice.”
        (“If you seek his monument, look around.”)
 
         ~ Epitaph of Sir Christopher Wren (1632-1723) in St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, England, of which he was architect. The phrase is generally used to describe a person’s legacy – and can be taken to mean that what we leave behind (including intangible things like relationships) best represents our life.

General Harry C. Trexler looks majestic and stately on horseback as a light January snowfall brushes this beautiful bronze statue of his image on a winter afternoon at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

General Trexler (1854-1933) is the father of Allentown’s park system. He was an industrialist, agriculturist, philanthropist, conservationist and soldier. The park is his namesake.

During his lifetime, General Trexler contributed a great deal to the growth and quality of life in the City of Allentown and the surrounding County of Lehigh. 

This bronze statue of General Trexler was presented to the City of Allentown by his trustees Nolan P. Benner, William B. Butz, Joseph S. Young, Carl J.W. Hessinger and Richard E. White. It was commissioned January 16, 1979 and dedicated May 8, 1982.

General Trexler was a great man, and I’m personally very thankful to him, as Trexler Memorial Park and Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania are two of my very favorite places to be and to photograph.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Winter Inspiration

"Even if I knew that tommorrow the world would go to pieces, 
I would still plant my apple tree."
                                         ~ Martin Luther 

Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church, Allentown, Pennsylvania, is an
inspiring sight in the late day sun on a recent winter afternoon. This
quintessential country church was founded in 1741.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Painting Memories

"Art arises when the secret vision of the artist and the manifestation of nature agree to find new shapes."
~ Kahlil Gibran

Filled with beauty, the Kreidersville Covered Bridge in Allen Township, Pennsylvania was built in 1839. The bridge is loved for its great history and tranquil setting by the Hokendauqua Creek. It is the only covered bridge left in Northampton County. It was the perfect place for a summer daydream last weekend.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Pony Bridge Bejeweled for Christmas

 The Walnut Street "Pony" Bridge, built in 1860, is the last remaining cast and wrought iron bridge in North America.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Shadows on The Pony Bridge


                    
 The Walnut Street "Pony" Bridge, built in 1860, is the last remaining cast and wrought iron bridge in North America.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Simple Splendor of the Pony Bridge


The Walnut Street "Pony" Bridge, built in 1860, is the last remaining cast and wrought iron bridge in North America.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Pony Bridge: Black and White Snapshot

The Walnut Street "Pony" Bridge, built in 1860, is the last remaining cast and wrought iron bridge in North America.

A Walk on The Pony Bridge

The Walnut Street "Pony" Bridge, built in 1860, is the last remaining cast and wrought iron bridge in North America.