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Victorian Bellafonte, PA

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by fractal, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 17, 2014
    Southeastern PA
    Chris
    Bellafonte PA is a small town in Central Pennsylvania. It's located about 5-10miles from Penn State University.
    I had the opportunity to spend a few hours in Bellafonte walking the streets with my NEX-7 paired with the Sony Zeiss 24mm 1.8 and
    my Minolta Rokkor 50mm 1.4.

    You have to cross a surprisingly crazy intersection to get to this small park, but it was worth it.

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    This fountain intrigued me. The "crazy" intersection is in the background.

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    I kept walking around the fountain for different perspectives. From this angle the sun seemed to make the water glow.

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    This little guy appreciated the fountain on a warm fall day.

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    Looking up the street and a place to grab lunch.

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    I found a cozy little pub. My reward.

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    After my break I continued my walk.

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    I think the statue is of the founder of Bellefonte. The name of the town means "natural spring" or something along those lines. The town is also know for it's flyfishing for those interested.

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    An interesting building.

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    I didn't have time to explore more as this was just a side adventure, but I'm glad I made the effort.
     
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  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Wow, excellent set of photos!!! Nicely done Chris :thumbup:
    The first and third fountain shots are my favourites :)
     
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  3. demiro

    demiro TalkEmount Regular

    120
    Mar 2, 2012
    As a Penn State alum I can say that the only "opportunity" I remember for people getting to see Bellefonte was if they had legal proceedings in the courthouse there. Hopefully your reason for visiting was much more positive. :)

    Nice set of shots. I don't recall Bellefonte being nearly that photogenic.
     
  4. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 17, 2014
    Southeastern PA
    Chris
    Lol! Thankful I did not have legal reason to visit. My son is being recruited by Penn State for swimming and we were on an official visit. As I was driving back to my hotel after dropping him off, I noticed the signs for "Victorian Bellefonte" and decided to explore.

    Thanks!
     
  5. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Düsseldorf
    Alex
    I have been to this place.. Now I want to go to gettysburgh
     
  6. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Neat older town.
     
  7. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    And a good catch of that bird coming off the water fountain
     
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