Showing posts with label reflection. Show all posts
Showing posts with label reflection. Show all posts

Monday, January 13, 2020

The Supper Train ...

“Trains, like time and tide, stop for no one.”
                          ~ Jules Verne
                               ~ 1828-1905
A mid-April sunset reflects in the windows of The Blue Comet train car at Clinton Station Diner, Clinton, New Jersey. The windows face Interstate 78.

I shot this image when stopping for supper at the diner on the way home to Pennsylvania after a wonderful spring day trip to New York City. The meal was delicious and served in the cool, unique and historic train car.

Seating at the diner, which opened in February 2004, is offered in the authentic 1927 Blue Comet Train Car. The Blue Comet was one of the most luxurious and legendary trains in New Jersey history. It crashed August 19, 1939 in the then village of Chatsworth in the middle of the Pine Barrens.

The Blue Comet, called “The Seashore’s Finest Train,” was a passenger train operated by Central Railroad of New Jersey from 1929-1941 between New York and Atlantic City.

For more information on The Blue Comet and its history, visit the diner’s website, The site includes a video of the train car being delivered to the diner many years ago.

Clinton is a town in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, located on the South Branch of the Raritan River.

The town is perhaps best known for its two mills which sit on opposite banks of the South Branch Raritan River. The Red Mill, with its historic village, dates back to 1810 with the development of a mill for wool processing. Across the river sits the Stone Mill, home of the Hunterdon Art Museum for Contemporary Craft and Design, located in a former gristmill that had been reconstructed in 1836 and operated continuously until 1936. In 1952, a group of local residents conceived of a plan to convert the historic building into an art museum, which is still in operation today.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Evening Falls ...

“Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.”
           ~ Desiderius Erasmus
                ~ 1466-1536
The waters of the Monocacy Creek spill into light as they cascade over the Monocacy Falls as evening falls in late November at Monocacy Park, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The Salvation Army In The Christmas City ...

“There is no reward equal to that of doing the most good to the most people in the most need.”
    ~Evangeline Booth
               ~ 1865-1950
    ~ British theologist and Fourth General of 
            The Salvation Army, 1934-1939,
              the first woman to hold the post.
 Evangeline Booth was the daughter of William and Catherine Booth, who founded The Salvation Army in 1865.

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. 

It is well known for its Red Kettle Campaign at Christmastime.

The Salvation Army and its mission is prominently displayed to early Christmas shoppers in front of the Moravian Book Shop in historic downtown Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in late November.

Reflections from the street, the American Flag, and “Get Downtown Bethlehem Pennsylvania,” the logo of the Downtown Bethlehem Association, can be seen in the left window.

Bethlehem is known as The Christmas City. On Christmas Eve 1741, in a stable, while a small group of Moravians were singing a hymn with the stanza “Not Jerusalem, Lowly Bethlehem” Count Nicolaus Ludwig Von Zinzendorf christened this little town “Bethlehem.” Since that time Christmas in Bethlehem has been central to the city’s identity. From the first documented decorated Christmas tree in America to the efforts of the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce to get Bethlehem nicknamed “Christmas City USA” in 1937, to the current time when both sides of the river boast Christmas markets filled with artisan craft, retail and food vendors, Bethlehem is rife with one Christmas celebration after another.

The Moravian Book Shop is America’s oldest book shop, established in 1745.