Showing posts with label scenic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label scenic. Show all posts

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Summer Morning At Rex's Bridge ...



“It was a splendid summer morning and it seemed as if nothing could go wrong.”
                  ~ John Cheever
                   ~ 1912-1982

A stunning summer morning frames the historic beauty of Rex’s Covered Bridge, North Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania in late August.

Though diminutive in size, it’s well-traveled in this picturesque rural area where it crosses the Jordan Creek.

The wooden 150-foot-long Burr Truss bridge was constructed in 1858. It has narrow horizontal siding and a gable roof. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Once Upon A Time ...


"Once upon a time, the world was sweeter than we knew ...
But somehow once upon a time never comes again." 
           ~ "Once Upon A Time"
                   ~ Charles Strouse & Lee Adams
             from the 1962 musical "All American"

Harkening back to a simpler, sweeter time,
a beautiful October morning frames the historic beauty
of Rex's Covered Bridge, North Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania.
Though diminutive in size, it's well traveled in this
picturesque rural area where it crosses the Jordan Creek.

Rex's is a wooden, 150-foot-long Burr Truss bridge
constructed in 1858. It has narrow horizontal siding
and a gable roof. It was listed on the National Register
of Historic Places in 1980. 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Brisk Beauty ...


"The leaves fall, the wind blows,
and the farm country slowly changes 
from the summer cottons into
its winter wools."
                                       ~ Henry Beston
                                                        ~ 1888-1968

Chilly November winds whip the waters this weekend
at Leaser Lake, New Tripoli, Pennsylvania, but that doesn't
detract from the beauty of this autumn day
at the lake in the shadow of the northern Blue Mountain Ridge.

Leaser Lake's namesake is Frederick Leaser, who in September 1777
with his farm team hauled The Liberty Bell from Philadelphia
to Allentown where it was concealed in Zion Reformed Church.
His homestead is located one mile north of the lake.

 

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, October 22, 2013

A Tree Grows In Autumn ...



"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower ..."
                                                                                              ~ Albert Camus

This is one of my favorite autumn spots in Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania. The title of this shot, which I took this weekend, was inspired by one of my favorite movies, 
"A Tree Grows In Brooklyn."