Wednesday, November 1, 2017
“A good photograph is knowing where to stand.”
~ Ansel Adams
As sunset looms on a gorgeous October day, the historic Northampton Street Bridge, commonly called The Free Bridge, can be seen across the Delaware River looking toward Phillipsburg, New Jersey from Delaware Canal State Park, Easton, Pennsylvania near the Forks of the Delaware Trailhead of the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail).
The Delaware River Toll Bridge can be seen at left, and at right the iconic Jimmy’s Doggie Stand.
The Free Bridge that spans the two states was completed in 1896 and survived massive flooding from Hurricane Diane in 1955. It underwent a thorough restoration in 1990 and is one of my very favorite places to photograph.
Running from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol, the D&L Trail passes through the Lehigh and Delaware rivers and their canals in Pennsylvania.
Monday, January 9, 2017
“…I fell in love with you
and then you went away
But now you’re coming home to stay
Hot dog, soon everything will be all right
Hot dog, we’re gonna have a ball tonight
I’ve got a pocketful of dimes
It’s gonna be just like old times, hot dog …”
~ “Hot Dog”
~written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
~ recorded by the great Elvis Presley
on the 1957 album “Loving You”
Hot dog! It's a rare warm February evening when the iconic Jimmy's Doggie Stand lights up a winter night on the corner of Union Square in historic Phillipsburg, New Jersey.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
“I’d like to buy the world a home
And furnish it with love
Grow apple trees and honey bees
And snow white turtle doves.
I’d like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony
I’d like to buy the world a Coke
And keep it company
That’s the real thing.
What the world wants today
Is the real thing.”
~ “I’d Like To Buy The World A Coke”
~ famous Coca-Cola jingle circa 1971
Summer, baseball and Coca-Cola go together like mom, Chevrolet and apple pie. And the scoreboard on the ballfield at Walter’s Park, Phillipsburg, New Jersey sparkles in June with the refreshing message of Coca-Cola, “ Enjoy! Coca- Cola, Always part of your team.”
“I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)” is a pop song that originated as the jingle “Buy the World a Coke” in the groundbreaking 1971 “Hilltop” television commercial for Coca-Cola. “Buy the World a Coke” was produced by Billy Davis and portrayed a positive message of hope and love, featuring a multicultural collection of teenagers on top of a hill appearing to sing the song. “Buy the World a Coke” repeated “It’s the real thing” as Coca-Cola’s marketing theme at the time.
Coca-Cola, often referred to simply as Coke, is a carbonated soft drink produced by The Coca-Cola Company of Atlanta, Georgia. Originally intended as a patent medicine, it was invented by Confederate Colonel John Pemberton and introduced May 8, 1886.