Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
“There is no reward equal to that of doing the most good to the most people in the most need.”
~ 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.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
“I photograph to find out what something will look like photographed.”
~ Garry Winogrand
~ American street photographer from the Bronx, New York, known for his portrayal of U.S. life and its social issues, in the mid-20th century. Though he photographed in California, Texas and elsewhere, Winogrand was essentially a New York photographer.
Images from Main Street in Northampton, Pennsylvania reflect in the window of the Santa Fe Taco Company on a beautiful late summer afternoon in September.
My red car can be seen at left, though when I snapped the shot I didn’t realize my car would be part of the scene!
Food at the Santa Fe is influenced by New Mexico and the Southwest – their green chillies are native to New Mexico and they have them shipped to the restaurant weekly. Their menu includes an eclectic selection of tacos, from shrimp, BLT, Greek, scallop and cheesesteak tacos and more, very worthy of sampling!
The Santa Fe is located just down the street from the historic Roxy Theatre.