Bethlehem As It Was, and Is

Bridges

Nazareth, United States

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This image makes me think of times past. This is looking across the Lehigh River to the south side of Bethlehem. In the past it was an area of blue collar workers, many who were immigrants of German, Irish, and Polish decent. It was an area of row homes and deep faith in both God and the human experience. It was a time of families that passed work at the steel mill on from generation to generation. The air was bad and smog was trapped by the south mountains rising up behind the city. Somehow people survived, raised families, maintained. The steel is gone now and most of the people living on the south side are involved in a mirid of service jobs from working at Lehigh University to truck driving to working in one of the many distribution centers that have grown up in the area. The air is much better now but on occassion a gentle fog rolls in from the river and brings back the memories of times past.

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  • Christopher  Ewing
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  • Marc McDonald
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