Wednesday, August 28, 2019
“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.
Monday, May 20, 2019
“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”
~ Dr. Seuss
(Theodore Seuss Geisel)
The June 6, 2018 edition of the Northern Berks Merchandiser remains tucked under a home’s mailbox at the end of that month on a beautiful summer afternoon in Hamburg, Pennsylvania in this high contrast monochrome capture.
The newspaper is published by The Windsor Press of Hamburg and has been family owned and independent since 1958.
Hamburg, Pennsylvania, officially founded in 1787, was named after Hamburg, Germany.
Sunday, May 5, 2019
“I love the nostalgic myself. I hope we never lose some of the things of the past.”
~ Walt Disney
I just love this sign on Manassas Guth Covered Bridge on an early April afternoon, depicting the bridge’s history in a painterly way.
The sign reads: “Lehigh Valley Covered Bridge, Guth’s Bridge, 1858, South Whitehall Township.”
Manassas Guth Covered Bridge crosses the Jordan Creek in South Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania. The historic wooden bridge was constructed in 1858 and rebuilt in 1882. It is a 108-foot long Burr Truss Bridge with vertical siding. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980, and is part of Covered Bridge Park.