Sunday, January 13, 2008

Reading Pagoda


Unless someone has been to Reading, Pa., they probably don't associate it with Far Eastern architecture. And yet there it is, a full-size pagoda on a hill overlooking the city. The story of this fantastical creation is interesting. A man who owned quarries on the hillside came to regret how his industry was scarring the view of the hillside from the city. He decided to build something on the property that would delight the eyes. I have no idea how the idea of a pagoda came to his mind, though :)

9 comments:

Willard said...

That's an interesting post and pictures. I didn't know there was a pagoda in Pa.

By the way Abraham Lincoln e-mailed me to be sure and look at his Brookville Blog tomorrow as he is going to have a special post. He wanted me to pass the message on to you and Salty so I'll do it in this manner.

evlahos said...

very neat captures. great shapes!!!

oldmanlincoln said...

Yes, I got it up, Ash. It is about this lady and Charley. Come to my brookville blog and click the link. I am sure you will like it.

Salty said...

Far out!!

Moi said...

i have never seen a pagoda in my real life ......i will love to, some day.

imac said...

Great Photos, and very interesting story.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Nice to see you back posting Ash... and such an interesting post as well... I think the chap did a good job and I bet the view is stunning by the look of these pictures.

Kekiinani said...

Now this is amazing. You are right I would never guess a pagoda in PA!!! How cool is that!! Nice shots :) :)

photowannabe said...

Interesting post of the Pagoda in Penn. Very artsy.