Saturday, March 31, 2012

Amusement Rides at Knoebels

We love, just love, going to Knoebels Amusement Park in Pennsylvania. It is a great family retreat with old fashion everything and nothing like the cement covered parks found at other locations. The night is especially neat with the rides being lit up. here is a shot of the ferris wheel.

And not to be outdone, the chair swing ride, sometimes called a swing carousel, is also a great photo op.

Cherry Blossoms

The cherry blossoms on the Tidal Basin in Washington D.C. came very early this year due to the warm early spring that we had. I unfortunately was not able to get down and get any shoots this spring due to competing efforts. Here are two shoots from prior years.

This is a closeup of the flowers - nery nice colorlful centers and soft white petals.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Easton and Nazareth Pa

The Easton, Pa., Peace Candle has been a mainstay for many years going back to 1951. It is assembled over the Soldiers' & Sailors' Monument, a Civil War memorial located in the city's Centre Square. Easton was one of the three cities that the Declaration of Independence was read. And you thought Philadelphia had those rights all sown up.....

The Moravian settlement in Bethlehem, Pa., also had a smaller settlement in Nazareth Pa., being stone, this is one of the last remaining remnants from that time period. This is the Whitefield house built around 1740 - not bad for going on 300 years.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Technology of not so long ago......

This is a post of technology of days gone by.

First here is a fire suppression system. No, you do not pull the alarm and wait for the firemen to arrive.

You grab this red thing, called a bucket, and douse the fire with the sand or water in the bucket and then you go get some more. For this factory sand would not be very good for the gears so we presume these held water.

And what do we have here??

It's not a Kindle or the other brand's versions.

This is a paperback book.

It does have an interesting title, doesn't it??

Her Third Man.....

And lastly....

A forerunner of a keyboard....

Sort of, but it did not have a screen to go with it..

I will let you think about this one for a while.