Here is a picture I took yesterday morning in Easton, PA, near the “Free Bridge” that spans the Delaware River and connects Easton and Phillipsburg, NJ. Several weeks of extreme cold has frozen many parts of the river. About a mile and half north of this point the entire river was frozen over.
I took quite a few pictures the last couple of weeks to capture some of the beautiful images that the cold and the now famous”Bomb Cyclone” have produced.
This picture was one of my favorites. I will be posting more to the blog soon, as well as a video or two.
I took this photo with my Canon PowerShot G9X Mk II.
I set out on my first walk of the new year this afternoon and decided to take a walk down Delaware Canal Towpath. It was certainly a beautiful day, with the sun shining bright. It was very cold today as well, with high temperature only reaching 18 degrees. I really didn’t mind it. This is my third winter in PA since I moved back East from Southern California and I have finally built up my collection of cold weather gear to the point where I feel well prepared for extended period of extreme cold. For this winter a added a pair of Merrell FST Moab Ice+Thermo hiking boots and a Polartec Balaclava. I did not need the Balaclava today, but I carry with me at all times in case I have break it out.
Here is a short video I made on the Towpath, along with a few still shots I took while I was on the trail.
I took these pictures at the World Trade Center last night. One WTC is in Holiday Season mode. The base the tower changes color from Red to Green and back again. Pretty cool. #NYC, #WTC
I took these pictures of the enormous blast furnaces at the Bethlehem Steel plant, which shut down in 1995. The former steel plant has been converted to a mixed-use development called Steel Stacks, which now includes a movie theater, indoor ice, bar, restraunts and a Sands casino.
Another highlight of Heritage Day this year was a visit by the world famous Budweiser Clydesdales. The magnificent horses arrived in Centre Square at about 4;20 pm and they really captivated the crowd. The Clydesdales are well known for their size, but seeing them in person gives one a new appreciation for just how large and beautiful the legendary horses are. Each Clydesdale is between 1,800 and 2,300 pounds!!
After stopping in Centre Square for about 15 minutes the Clydesdales proceeded to head down the east end of Northampton St. toward the Northampton St. Bridge (the Free Bridge), which connects PA to NJ.
The Clydesdales then headed up Spring Garden St. returning to the point they started at….
Easton’s annual Heritage Day celebration, was held this past Sunday on July 9th. Easton, like every other town and city in the U.S.A. celebrates the 4th of July, but the big celebration of the American Independence in Easton occurs on Heritage Day, which is always held on the weekend following the Fourth of July. The highlight of Heritage Day is always the reenactment of the reading of the Declaration of Independence to the citizens the town square. Easton, Pennsylvania was one three cities where Declaration was read aloud to the citizens back in 1776. The other two cities were Philadelphia and Trenton, NJ.
Here is a video of the Declaration of Independence arriving in the Centre Square of downtown Easton. Fortunately, the weather was great last Sunday. I had my fingers crossed the the
And the Main Event…. the reading of the Declaration to the good citizens of Easton. The original reading took place on July 8th, 1776 at the courthouse that was at located in Centre Square. The courthouse is no there, but the stage is close to where the reading took place.
Pictures from in and around Centre Square on Heritage Day….
Here are some pictures I shot last weekend during a hike I made last weekend on the Delaware Canal State Park Towpath, which runs parallel to the Delaware River. Conveniently for me, the northern end of the Towpath starts in my home city of Easton, PA, at the Forks of the Delaware, where the Lehigh River meets the Delaware River.