Palmerton, PA – 8/24/13

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.”

MAP:  Click here for directions by Google Maps

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