The old blast furnaces sit stagnant and aged as new life blooms in gardens on the trestle. Rust and decay hang like a peeling scab while the plants grow and thrive. The walkway was packed with excited residents to witness the view, while others were on a tour with a relative. As a past employee of Bethlehem Steel, the relative relays stories and points to a past still within … Continue reading Hoover Mason Trestle
You hear the train horn blow, the sound echoes through the brewery. Everyone looks up from their flights to see the railroad cars swoosh past. Moments later everyone returns to their flights, taking inventory of what they have left to try. You see couples sharing samples and delegating beers to one another. You also see the regulars squeezing up to the bar for a quick pint or growler fill. The … Continue reading Funk Brewing Company
It was a time warp. The black and white tiled floor sparked, vintage TVs played retro cartoons, a polished Coca-Cola machine sat by one of the doors as well as a jukebox ready to belt out a classic. As you feasted on the nostalgia, you see the coolers of ice cream awaiting you in the distance and hop in line. It was time to get The Inside Scoop. Aside from … Continue reading The Inside Scoop
Bacon flavored cotton candy… Rubber pig noses in metal buckets… The crack of the bat hitting the ball and the smell of popcorn and burgers… This is an Iron Pigs Game. When you move to the Lehigh Valley, the first thing locals adamantly tell you to do is to attend a Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs baseball game. The Iron Pigs are a minor league team … Continue reading The Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs
The rain poured buckets of water down the windshield. Although there were three buses and several cars in the lot, the place looked vacant. The bolt to the gift shop left us drenched. Dripping all the way to the register, we purchased our tickets. Then – back out in the rain. The long sidewalk curved up the hill through towering trees. We rounded the corner and saw the entrance … Continue reading Crystal Cave Park
The first thing you notice upon entering are unicorns. A rubber mask hung from the coat rack. A white unicorn stag head sat between two televisions over the bar. Bottle holders of unicorns on their backs drinking on the bar top. Bright colored inflatables sat on the cases for sale. At Saucony Creek Brewing Co. unicorns are very thirsty. The GPS took us to a … Continue reading Saucony Creek Brewing Co.
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” – Thomas Merton They were frozen. The limbs stayed locked and glances unwavering. It was silent aside from the sound of graphite on paper and the hand wiping the remains of erased lines. The time ticked and they were still as if no time had passed. Her cape draped over the edge … Continue reading The Art Establishment