When I started Blogging I never thought that I would get as many Followers as I have gotten so far.  I am truly happy that so many have taken the time to follow what I have to say and the photo’s that I take when I go “snooping around” Historical places that are around my area.  I do really try and explain what I see and sometimes that is hard to do for me.

So, with that in mind, I’m taking this short time to say a hearty THANK YOU to everyone.  I appreciate you following my Blog and will continue to do so.

THE ROSE above was taken by me up at one of the Golf Course’s that I play when I can.  I put it into my Paint Shop Pro Photo Editing Software and changed everything to B&W, then outlined the Rose for color to make it stand out more.  Since then I have gotten another better Software called Lightroom 5 and it works so much better.

Thank you, again.





While walking around in the Town of Jim Thorpe, PA I decided to take a Tour of St. Luke’s Church located just off the main street.  It is a very old church that was built by Asa Packer, if you remember him from my pervious Posts.  The Church is built into the mountain side and only has 2 entrance way’s  The Main entrance and a side one.  It was one of the only Churches in the area to have a elevator installed by Asa Packer’s Wife.

Up in the Main Chapel there is this pair of Gas Candles that are in the rear of the Church.  They are the only kind of candles that exist in PA.  The Lights on the right and left are electric.  These Candles are only used on special occasions and are on for only about a minute during the Tour so everyone can see what they are.  When everyone is gone, they are turned off.  I have never seen anything like these before.  Did not even know they existed.  Amazing what you can learn.

Thank you.