Monday, December 19, 2016
“I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.”
~ Oscar Wilde
The State Theatre sparkles like a jewel in downtown Easton, Pennsylvania on a chilly November evening on Northampton Street.
State Theatre, originally known as Neumeyers Vaudeville House and now the State Theatre Center for the Arts, is an historic theatre. The building began to take its present form in 1910, when modified from a bank building to a vaudeville house. The building was extensively modified in 1926, to include a larger auditorium, balcony and lush decorations. At that time it was renamed “The State.” The building is asymmetrical with a cut stone Beaux-Arts style façade and large overhanging marquee.
Beaux-Arts Architecture is a very rich, lavish and heavily ornamented classical style taught at L’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris in the 19th century. The term “Beaux Arts” is the approximate English equivalent of “Fine Arts.”
State Theatre was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
"I believe with all my heart that standing up for America means standing up for the God who has so blessed our land."
~ Ronald Reagan
~ 40th President of the United States of America
A gold rush of beauty gilds the night sky at the 2015 Fourth of July Fireworks set off from
J. Birney Crum Stadium, Allentown, Pennsylvania, illuminating the truth that freedom is golden.
How wonderful it would be to have fireworks - and the fire of patriotism - in our hearts every day!
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
"Remembrance, like a candle, burns brightest at Christmastime."
~ Charles Dickens
Festooned in Christmas lights, the historic Wehr's Covered Bridge,
Orefield, Pennsylvania sparkles with the joy of Christmastime
on a December evening.
This beautiful bridge has seen travelers for 174 Christmastimes, but the true beauty is the reason and meaning of the season - the birth of Christ - which is timeless and remains the same.
Merry Christmas, Happy Christmas everyone!