Showing posts with label quaint. Show all posts
Showing posts with label quaint. Show all posts

Monday, July 24, 2017

Summer Song ...

“One is always at home in one’s past ...”
                ~ Vladimir Nabokov
                ~ Russian-American novelist
                          ~ 1899-1977
   ~ from his 1951 memoir “Speak, Memory”

Visitors to the 29th Belvidere Victorian Days enjoy listening to The Antebellum Marine Band in Garret D. Wall Park in front of United Presbyterian Church on a beautiful waning summer afternoon in Belvidere, New Jersey.

Victorian Days, held the weekend after Labor Day, 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.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Bridge Over Frosted Water ...

"How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose,
if there were no winter in our year!"
                                                            ~ Thomas Wentworth Higginson
                                                                                          ~ 1823-1911
                                                                        from "April Days"
                                                                                             ~ 1861

The historic Geiger's Covered Bridge crosses the frosted waters
of the Jordan Creek, painting a scene of quiet beauty 
just before a winter sunset.

Geiger’s Covered Bridge is an historic wooden covered bridge in North Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania. It is a 112-foot-long Burr Truss bridge, constructed in 1860. It has vertical plank siding and an entry portal of stepped square planks. It crosses the Jordan Creek and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. It can be accessed from The Covered Bridge Trail of the Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Nostalgic Harvest ...

The sun-dappled porch of Wanamaker's General Store, 
Kempton, Pennsylvania says "Wilkum" (welcome) to
customers on an October afternoon.

The quaint Wanamaker's is an authentic, family owned
general store nestled in the heart of 
Pennsylvania Dutch country.

Wanamaker's has been welcoming friends, neighbors
and passersby since the late 1800's. 

The classic Pennsylvania Dutch Wilkum Home hex sign is
often seen on porches and other entry ways, extending a warm
and friendly welcome.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Don't Blink!

A car flashes by Blink Optical Boutique and other merchants on a June evening
on Nineteenth Street in the West End Theatre District,
Allentown, Pennsylvania.
The driver likely was going to fast to appreciate the quaint beauty of the area.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Victorian Charm

"What I like about black and white photographs  
is that they're more like reading the book then seeing the movie."
                                                           ~Author Unknown

The historic Hotel Belvidere, built in 1831, is located in the quaint, scenic town of Belvidere, New Jersey. Belvidere is a charming Victorian town I visited this weekend, located on the banks of the Pequest and Delaware Rivers.

George Washington traveled through Belvidere at 10 a.m. July 26, 1872 when he camped at Morristown.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Hues On The Rue ...

"Painting is something that takes place among the colors ..."

                                            ~ Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926)

A painterly view of Nineteenth Street in the West End Theatre District,Allentown, Pennsylvania yesterday. This block reminds me of a slice of Paris in Allentown. 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


"I loved autumn, the one season of the year that
God seemed to have put there just for the beauty of it."
                                                        ~ Lee Maynard

I saw this picturesque scene on an autumn morning
a few weeks ago  just off the Saucon Rail Trail, Hellertown, Pennsylvania.