At the cusp of Autumn, and beyond (shudder), I thought it might be nice to share some photos taken over the years of one of Johnstown’s true hidden treasures: Sam’s Run flowing through Lorain Boro and Stonycreek Township
I was mildly dismayed last week when I read in the Tribune Democrat of Discover Downtown Johnstown Partnership’s plans for a new Christmas tree to cover the Pasquerilla Fountain in Central Park.
The Steeples Project continues to make progress in the preservation of the three Cambria City church structures under their care: The Grand Halle on Broad Street (former Immaculate Conception), SS. Casimir & Emerich’s, and St. Columba’s. It’s been my privelege to help support the Project through my photography, and to explore these monuments of Johnstown’s heritage in that pursuit.
The heart of Johnstown glows as the lights of the historic Stone Bridge rise at dusk and continue their mesmerizing display for three hours each night reflecting off the surface of the Conemaugh River.
“What a delightful prospect it must have afforded…when the morning sun
first touched with its rays the summit of the Allegheny, and in its setting,
flooded the heights of the Laurel Hill with a sea of gold, and bathed
the whole intervening country with its soft and mellow light.” -Hon. Wm. H. Koontz, 1895
Johnstown’s Stone Bridge From the Banks of the Conemaugh River
“…in beauty like the night of cloudless climes and starry skies” -Lord Byron (George Gordon)
Kayaking down the too-shallow Stonycreek at night is a scream. Kayaking back up the Stony is something else all together, but that’s another story for another time. Got my feet wet under Johnstown’s Stone Bridge last week and loved it. Continue reading ““…and I’ll Raise You a Bridge”
Johnstown’s V.O.M.A Rocks the 2013 Ethnic Fest
If you’re heading down to this years Ethnic Festival in Cambria City, make sure you stop in at the Venue of Merging Arts to check their entertainment, visual arts and basket raffle. Not only does Johnstown’s VOMA offer some extraordinary events and exhibits, Read on Garth
” It’s a new dawn” for laurelight.com, Johnstown’s home for landscape photography from the heart of the Alleghenies. Short story long, I switched hosts a while back, but just couldn’t bring myself to move 15 gigs of data along with, so it’s time to start over, time for a new beginning. But wait! There’s more! Keep reading…