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 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
if there were no winter in our year!"
~ Thomas Wentworth Higginson
from "April Days"
The historic Geiger's Covered Bridge crosses the frosted watersof 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
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
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Sunday, March 16, 2014
is that they're more like reading the book then seeing the movie."
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.