Sunday, November 30, 2008

Monochrome Monday #9: Mill Town


"Backbone of America"
Bethlehem, PA - November 2005 (Click to embiggen)


The town of Bethlehem, PA is really three towns in one. On the north side of the Lehigh River, you'll find Moravian College and the business district. South of the river is Lehigh University, and east of the university is the now-defunct Bethlehem Steel Mill and the part of the town that grew up around it.

There's a proud sort of beauty in this end of town which for longer than anyone living here can remember was the site of the world's second largest steel producer (only US Steel in Pittsburgh out produced Bethlehem Steel back in the day).

The mill is silent now but still looms over the city, a reminder of another time.
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14 comments:

maryt/theteach said...

I posted my Monochrome Monday post on Wednesday, Mojo. We have a residential area that looks like this. Rows of houses with small front porches and it's called Jamaica.

Daryl said...

Nice photo .. but the blog format is all amuck .. you have a embiggen tag open somewhere

:-Daryl

Mimi Lenox said...

I love the shadows in this picture. Very nicely done.

babooshka said...

Thta could be another era. Does evoke times gone by.Lovely image.

shutterhappenings said...

It looks like I was transported back in time. It's monochrome, I know, but I love the colors in this.

My monochrome entry is posted here. Have a great week ahead!

magiceye said...

this is a classic

Aileni said...

Babooshka put her finger on it. A slice of time.

Dragonstar said...

Timeless. Proud beauty indeed.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Too bad the cars are on the street. You wouldn't have been able to tell the era in which this was taken. Very nice!

BJ Roan said...

I love the look of row houses. They are awesome in black and white.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love the stark relief of black and white, and it's a good choice for the proudness of the photo. Good job! And Happy Blue Monday!

Sheila

Catherine said...

We have ours in France too!
Sequence of little houses all similar. Now, there're just houses, a long time ago, it was a community.

Leslie: said...

In black & white, this evokes a feeling of decades ago. Nicely done! :D

Carver said...

I like that shot a lot and an interesting post.