Tuesday, November 22, 2016
“Candy kisses wrapped in paper mean more to you than any of mine
Candy kisses wrapped in paper you’d rather have them any old time
You don’t mean it when you whisper those sweet love words in my ear
Candy kisses wrapped in paper mean more to you than mine do dear…”
~ “Candy Kisses”
~written & recorded by American
country crooner George Morgan
~ recorded by Tony Bennett
Where else in the world would street lamps be topped with candy kisses than “the sweetest place on Earth” – Hershey, Pennsylvania!
Chocolate Avenue, which runs past the original Hershey’s Chocolate Factory and is considered to be the main street of the town, is known for its street lamps that are shaped like Hershey Kisses. These unique lamps were first erected in 1963. Some of the kisses are shown as being wrapped, and some as unwrapped, alternating between these two designs. These lamps can also be found on Park Avenue.
Chocolate Avenue was one of the first two streets built in the town of Hershey by Milton Hershey (1857-1945) when he built up the town for his chocolate empire; the other was Cocoa Avenue. The name of the street was picked by Milton Hershey himself. He picked names for many streets in the town that related to chocolate.
I shot this on a recent autumn jaunt to Hershey from the passenger seat of a moving car, as there was no parking on the street. If you’re going to hang out of a car window taking pictures, what better place to do so than the sweetest place on Earth!
Monday, May 9, 2016
Thursday, August 13, 2015
"I've got to follow that dream wherever that dream may lead
I've got to follow that dream to find the love I need ...
But when a dream is calling you,
There's just one thing that you can do
Well, you gotta follow that dream wherever that dream may lead
You gotta follow that dream to find the love you need
Keep a-movin, move along, keep a moving ..."
~ "Follow That Dream"
~ from the 1962 musical film
"Follow That Dream"
~recorded by the great Elvis Presley
This Slinky follows it's dream to spring toward the rolling hills of Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania
on a beautiful summer day, a great reminder to always follow that dream!
Slinky is a toy, a precompressed helical spring invented and developed by naval engineer Richard T. James in 1943.
Monday, July 20, 2015
"We try acting grown up but as a rule
We're all little children fresh from school ...
Keep them handy, flowers and candy
Roses and lollipops and lollipops and roses."
~ "Lollipops and Roses"
~composed by Tony Velona
~ recorded by Jack Jones
Yellow roses in the Allentown Rose Gardens bloom under
a bright rainbow Whirlypop lollipop in Trexler Memorial Park,
Allentown, Pennsylvania in an Alice In Wonderland type way
on a summer day in this whimsical abstract inspired by the song
"Lollipops and Roses." Because aren't we all kids at heart?
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
"Maybellene, why can't you be true?
Oh Maybellene, why can't you be true?
...The Cadillac lookin' like it's sittin' still
And I caught Maybellene at the top of the hill."
Maybe it's Maybellene casting a flirty glance
as a summer day reflects in the eye of this
Volkswagen Beetle near a trail in
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania!
The Chuck Berry song "Maybellene" was adapted from the
traditional fiddle tune "Ida Red" that tells the story of a
hot rod race and a broken romance. It is considered one of
the pioneering rock and roll singles.
The great Elvis Presley sang it live on "Louisiana Hayride" on
August 20, 1955.