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Looking up Broadway St

To think I spent most of my life living only about an hour and a half away from it and just hadn't bothered to get up there to see it before -- can't wait now to go back for a closer look (but definitely in warmer weather!)  A charming little town, with spectacular mountain scenery.

My husband's bagpipe band was scheduled to march in the locally famous Jim Thorpe St Patrick's Day parade and I actually wasn't planning to go, but at the last minute (hours after hubby & the band had already hit the road), I decided to fire up the GPS and drive myself up there to try and shoot some photos for their website.

Well it was a windy and bitterly cold day but that didn't faze this party crowd in the least, and while they were all gathering in the streets sporting their green gear, leprechaun hats & green mardi gras beads, gulping Guinness, Harp & other assorted St Paddy's day staples - there was me, huddled against a building with my camera frozen fast to my fingers, wearing 3 layers of clothing and a heavy winter coat and still not even close to being warm, thinking they're all completely insane and wishing I'd thought to bring hubby's flask along to help keep me warm ;) but of course I still had the long drive back home to look forward to so that was out of the question anyway.

Before the parade got started I had a little time to wander away from the crowds to a side street for some pictures of the really cool houses & buildings, especially the lovely old church built into the side of the mountain.  It's the Episcopal Parish of St. Mark & St. John, which was built in 1848 according to their website, and it's a gorgeous old stone structure complete with gothic arches and towers, crosses, gargoyles and stone spire-like things and a huge pair of arched doors painted bright red that I couldn't seem to take enough pictures of, hehe... but the big surprise came when I got home and uploaded the pix to my computer...  opened up the first shot of the awesome red door when suddenly, as Moe Sizlac would say, wha-a-a-a-a???  Who was that man standing looking out the church window?!  There was no one standing there when I took the picture!

See if you can spot it too -- but make sure you click on it to open the enlarged version first.

Enhanced lighting, do you see him yet? Granted you need a really good monitor, I picked it right out on my new widescreen but not so much on the laptop or the older monitor.
  I even cropped the window away from the rest of the photo and blew it up and enhanced the shadows & highlights to make it easier for you!  And if you do spot the man and examine him very closely -- isn't that an episcopalian minister's white collar showing at his neck???   =8^o 

nylor says:
Love this. Just came back from Jim Thorpe. Such a charming town, I wish I had more time to roam around town. :) Definitely want to come back :)
Posted on: Jan 22, 2012
tvillingmarit says:
Very nice blog, thanks for sharing
Posted on: Mar 23, 2008
bkretzer says:
Great Blog! If this had been Halloween instead of St Patrick's Day, but maybe the Minister was Irish, huh?
Posted on: Mar 22, 2008
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Looking up Broadway St
Looking up Broadway St
Enhanced lighting, do you see him …
Enhanced lighting, do you see him…
Episcopal Parish Of St. Mark and S…
Episcopal Parish Of St. Mark and …
Do you see him?
Do you see him?
Episcopal Parish Of St. Mark and S…
Episcopal Parish Of St. Mark and …
Episcopal Parish Of St. Mark and S…
Episcopal Parish Of St. Mark and …
Episcopal Parish Of St. Mark and S…
Episcopal Parish Of St. Mark and …
Episcopal Parish Of St. Mark and S…
Episcopal Parish Of St. Mark and …
Episcopal Parish Of St. Mark and S…
Episcopal Parish Of St. Mark and …
Episcopal Parish Of St. Mark and S…
Episcopal Parish Of St. Mark and …
Episcopal Parish Of St. Mark and S…
Episcopal Parish Of St. Mark and …
Lovely pointy things
Lovely pointy things
Train station
Train station
Mansion on the hill
Mansion on the hill
Looking across Broadway St from Ra…
Looking across Broadway St from R…
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A buzzard taking flight which has…
Broadway St, everyone finding thei…
Broadway St, everyone finding the…
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Broadway St
Broadway St
Broadway St
Opera House on Broadway St
Opera House on Broadway St
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Broadway St
Race St
Race St
Race St
Race St
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Not much of a view from the back …
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Even the pets get decorated for t…
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Looking down to Broadway from Rac…
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Frozen 'waterfalls' along the roa…
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Broadway St
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Broadway St
Broadway St
Broadway St
Broadway St
Broadway St
Broadway St
Broadway St
The Emerald / Molly Maguires Pub
The Emerald / Molly Maguires Pub
Wish I had his post
Wish I had his post
Broadway St
Broadway St
Race St
Race St
Race St
Race St
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Race St alley leading down to Bro…
Broadway
Broadway
At last the parade begins!
At last the parade begins!
Arent they beauties? (the horses)
Aren't they beauties? (the horses)
Someone elses pipe band (Celtic U…
Someone else's pipe band (Celtic …
Drum major from someone elses band
Drum major from someone else's band
Race St
Race St
Race St
Race St
View from Race St over Broadway
View from Race St over Broadway
Race St
Race St
Talk about a frosty mug!
Talk about a frosty mug!
Finally our band is here! at the v…
Finally our band is here! at the …
The Quittapahilla Highlanders from…
The Quittapahilla Highlanders fro…
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Looks like somebody was havin' to…
OUR Heath Ledger lookalike!!!
OUR Heath Ledger lookalike!!!
Whats the deal with the frog hat??
What's the deal with the frog hat??
Andy the Scotsman who came to Amer…
Andy the Scotsman who came to Ame…
Hubby!
Hubby!
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