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Welcome to PA -Stop - Larry Holmes - Silly Tuesday

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 6 December 2011 in Cityscape & Urban.

Here, at the foot of what is known as "The Free Bridge" in Easton, PA, is the assemblage of signs that welcomes people driving or walking westward across the bridge from Phillipsburg, NJ to Easton, PA. The Delaware River serves as the border between the two States. Larry Holmes, the famed former Heavyweight Boxer, hails from Easton and he still lives here. A very popular guy, he owns a restaurant and has a TV show. This conglomeration of signs, along with the red hand (which tells pedestrians NOT to cross the street right now!) struck me as a rather funny combination of messages.

OLYMPUS E-600 1/160 second F/6.0 ISO 800 163 mm

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"
; Earth Wind and Fire

OLYMPUS E-600
1/160 second
F/6.0
ISO 800
163 mm

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