Wednesday, July 25, 2012

on the road | Industry, Nature and History

My road trip has began, leaving Manhattan crossing the Lincoln Tunnel and adventuring through industrial landscapes, many resembling archeological sites: the New Jersey Pulaski skyway, Kearney, finally crossing the Pennsylvania border and arriving to the Bethlehem Steelstacks ruins. Here I encounter a very meaningful quoteL
Imagination is more important than knowledge. For
knowledge is limited to what we know and understand 
while imagination embraces the entire world, and all 
there will be to know and understand.
-Albert Einstein      

The Bethlehem steelscape turns into green rolling hills often covered by cornfields crossing the Allegheny Mountains, part of the Appalachian Range whose homonymous trail I encounter in Port Clinton.
I was not familiar with the utterly beauty of rural Pennsylvania, whose inspiring natural scenes are crossed by history in the state portion of the Lincoln Highway (Route 30).

Memorial Fountain (1878) in the main square of Chambersburg (founded in 1734) was dedicated to  the Civil War soldiers

Eon Stony Creek Wind Farm