Monday, August 14, 2017
“Everyone is entitled to his own nostalgia.”
~ James Wolcott
~ born 1952
Summer, Americana and Coca-Cola go together like mom, Chevrolet and apple pie, as seen on an early September afternoon at Chantilly Goods and Weissport Washboard in historic Weissport, Pennsylvania.
Chantilly Goods is an old fashion ice cream parlor, vintage soda fountain and candy shoppe. Walking into this old time soda shoppe is like stepping back in time into a 1920s and 1930s soda fountain.
Inside and outside, it’s a wonderful scoop of Americana, a real vintage gem … with sprinkles on top!
Chantilly Goods is located near the Weissport Trailhead of the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail) and rents surreys (multiple-person bikes) to ride on the trail.
Running from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol, the D&L Trail passes through the Lehigh and Delaware rivers and their canals in Pennsylvania.
Monday, July 24, 2017
“One is always at home in one’s past ...”
~ Vladimir Nabokov
~ Russian-American novelist
~ from his 1951 memoir “Speak, Memory”
Visitors to the 29th Belvidere Victorian Days enjoy listening to a band in Garret D. Wall Park in front of United Presbyterian Church on a beautiful waning summer afternoon in Belvidere, New Jersey.
Victorian Days began in 1977 and has been held annually ever since on the weekend after Labor Day.
Victorian Days is a celebration of Belvidere’s Victorian heritage. Festivities include live entertainment; antique, craft and food vendors; antique/vintage car show; and Victorian era demonstrations.
Belvidere, one of my very favorite places, is a charming Victorian town located on the banks of the Pequest and Delaware Rivers. Victorian Days is a perfect time to stroll through the town and step back into a bygone era.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
“And you’re daddy’s little girl
You’re the end of the rainbow
My pot of gold
You’re daddy’s little girl to have and hold
A precious gem is what you are
You’re mommy’s bright and shining star
You’re the spirit of Christmas
My star on the tree
You’re the Easter Bunny to mommy and me
You’re everything nice
And you’re daddy’s little girl.”
~ “Daddy’s Little Girl”
~ lyrics & music written by
Robert Burke & Horace Gerlach
~ recorded by the wonderful Al Martino
The heart of summer within the heart of summer … a father teaches his little girl to ride a bicycle on a gorgeous July afternoon on the Saucon Rail Trail, Hellertown, Pennsylvania, such a sweet sight I was lucky to capture and showcase in sepia to enhance the nostalgic feel.