School is back in session, the nights are getting chilly, and the leaves are starting to fall from their branches. Summer is officially over. However, before I say goodbye to the bright blues and greens, I wanted to photograph in the summer weather one last time. This led me to Trachville One-Room School in Palmerton, Pennsylvania.
My original search was for an abandon church in Palmerton, but I hit a dead end. Unable to find an address or leads, I almost gave up. Until, I saw a picture of the Trachville One-Room School. With a little research, I was able to find an address. Thanks to photographer Gregg Obst. http://greggobst.com/
I wish I could talk more about the school, but I am unable to find any history on the location. I guess the residents that live next to the school might have some information, but I felt it inappropriate to ask. Which brings me to my next point, if you go out to the location please be respectful of the family’s property.
After taking a few photos of the school, I decided to look around the area because the location is just open and beautiful. The weather was perfect and the area was peacefully quiet. The only noises I heard were from the horses stomping their hooves while they ate and the grasshoppers jumping through the field.
All in all, it wasn’t a bad way to end my summer. Now that summer is gone, I won’t be sad, because the season of harvest is coming soon.
“I want to travel the country roads, and let the autumn leaves bury me.”