The old Distilling Basin in Hamburg, PA

I had decided to return to my ole’ play area when I was a kid growing up in Hamburg for some Fall color. The area has changed quite a lot since my younger days. Gone is the large empty area that was once just filled with black Coal dirt from the river near-by. Back in the 1950’s this was a bleak area where nothing grew or lived. There was no walking/bicycling paths. Nothing. Even though there was nothing here, it was a fun place for me to play in. I have many memories of this place, that I see but others do not.

It’s getting later in the day.

Looking at the place from a different view. Up to the left of the image is what remains of the old train tracks that once hauled Coal to Philadelphia and surrounding areas.

What used to be a railroad bed, but now a walking/bicycle trail.
Railroad bed with no tracks.

During this time of the year it gets rather pretty here. Lots of yellows, greens, & reds.

Walking back.

During the Winter months when in snows a bit, this place takes on a different kind of look. The white of the snow that clings to the trees is always nice to see. However, walking back this far when it’s so cold is something I would have a problem with.

Thanks for stopping by.


Published by Les

I am 75 yrs. young and now retired. I worked in the Machinist Trade for 24 yrs. Served in the US Navy with a Tour of Duty in Vietnam. Being retired I do enjoy Photography with my Nikon and Pentax Camera's, snooping around in Historic and Abandoned places, using my Scroll Saw, Reading, Travel, riding a bicycle on the many Trails that are around my area, and what-ever else will interest me at the time. Come with me and see where I go, where I have been, and my Life surviving Retirement.

7 thoughts on “RETURN TO YESTERDAY.

  1. Love that opening image. Nice work!
    Yesterday we went to my new favorite park in Fargo. We’d gotten about a 4-inch accumulation of snow here and I thought I’d get some nice winter shots in the park. Was disappointed to find that the ground was too warm and the recent sun melted most of the snow leaving a minimal cover. I will have to try later!

    1. Thank you, Sir. Sorry for the disappointment on the snow. Would have done the same for me. I’m guessing that Fargo is getting colder by the week/month?

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