Travel Themes – Leading Lines

Well, just like Ailsa at Where’s My Backpack, I’ve been traveling for a few days – so her theme of the moment, Leading Lines, fits just fine with my most recent photos.

I’ll probably do a post on our trip soon, but meanwhile, here are a few shots:

Steam locomotive leaving the turntable of the Roundhouse at Steamtown, Scranton, PA. Roundhouses were built as repair sheds for trains.

“It’s dark as a dungeon, way down in the mine…” We had the great luxury of visiting this old coal mine as tourists instead of as workers.
A hard way to make a living.

Going home…to the left, the old Delaware Canal, a superhighway of its time (around 1830). Canals were wildly popular for providing a smooth ride and relatively fast transport – until they were put out of business by railroads.

And crossing the Delaware River with New Jersey to the left and Pennsylvania to the right, and the river leading south to Trenton, NJ, then to Philadelphia, and on to the Atlantic Ocean and the world. This photo is a demonstration of how limited cameras are compared to the human eye; I took it less than 24 hours ago, and I remember clearly how green the trees on the banks looked. Even with a little editing, I can’t get the photo to show them as much more than greenish-black without washing out the river and the sky.

8 responses to “Travel Themes – Leading Lines

  1. Sounds like an interesting trip.
    Welcome back.

  2. If you lighten it, saturate the green a little, lighten the highlights and then slightly saturate the blues it works! Anyway i think I got to see it as you meant and its lovely. I love canals, it sounds like a varied trip 🙂

  3. Great Leading Lines! The train looks like it was a fun to visit! And I love the Delaware River and canals on either side – they’re still great parks!

  4. Oooh, I love steam engines! Great shots, and I can’t wait to hear about your trip. xxx Ailsa

    • Thank you! It’s getting late and I haven’t had time to post yet today, but there should be more tonight or tomorrow about what we saw.

      I like steam engines because you can see what’s going on so clearly, unlike electronics!

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