baltimoreartstar:

Tom Sturgis Pretzels #germanlove #pretzelfactory #carbload #Pennsylvania #mural

baltimoreartstar:

Tom Sturgis Pretzels #germanlove #pretzelfactory #carbload #Pennsylvania #mural

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tgifridays:

The Original Block Party

A stroll down America’s oldest residential street, Elfreth’s Alley in Philadelphia, won’t take long – it’s home to just 32 buildings. But you may find yourself reminiscing about American heritage for a while longer.

The homes, all built between 1728 and 1836, still retain their colonial charm – flower boxes hang from windows, wood shutters accent brick facades, and the homes themselves are perched along a cobblestone street.

The original residents were mostly tradesmen who worked out of the first floor of their homes. Cobblers, blacksmiths, shipwrights, shoemakers, silversmiths, glassblowers, and furniture makers all claimed Elfreth’s Alley for their homes and workspaces until the Industrial Revolution ushered factories into the neighborhood and changed the way things were made.

We couldn’t resist a stop at this historical landmark to appreciate those early artisans.

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Pennsylvania Dutch Hex Signs
(I’m going to type what’s on the photo. Just in case yous don’t want to click to zoom. uwu lazy butts))
The Pennsylvania Dutch were actually Germans. Their “hex signs” were painted on barns, carved into furniture, and hammered on to utensils. They were thought to bring luck, love, and abundance. and ward off misfortune such as fire and lightening. Hex signs were originally called “sech circles,” because the first ones all included six-pointed star in a circle. The Pennsylvania Dutch call them “Hexerie” or “Jinks”. They are usually painted in bright colors. These designs are just a few.
The Unicorn Hex:  Strength and courage to strive for your goals; virtue; love; faith, hope and charity.
The Six-Pointed Lobe Hex: All the kinds of love, and protection of them.
The Lucky Star Hex: Each color symbolizes luck, in many things: lucky in love, lucky in fortune, lucky in friendship, lucky in your job, etc. Also protection against fire. 
The Oak Leaf Hex: Strength in body, mind, and character. The scalloped border represents smooth sailing in life.
The Health Hex: Protection of your health from all disease. The various diseases are represented by different colors in the rosette.
The Distlefink Hex: Good Luck, love, and happiness. Often put on new houses: insures a happy household, especially if it has a blue background. The tulips mean faith, hope, and charity.
The Triple, Five-Pointed Star of Luck, Love, and Happiness Hex: Also strong protection against fires.

commonwealthofpennsylvania:

Pennsylvania Dutch Hex Signs

(I’m going to type what’s on the photo. Just in case yous don’t want to click to zoom. uwu lazy butts))

The Pennsylvania Dutch were actually Germans. Their “hex signs” were painted on barns, carved into furniture, and hammered on to utensils. They were thought to bring luck, love, and abundance. and ward off misfortune such as fire and lightening. Hex signs were originally called “sech circles,” because the first ones all included six-pointed star in a circle. The Pennsylvania Dutch call them “Hexerie” or “Jinks”. They are usually painted in bright colors. These designs are just a few.

  • The Unicorn Hex:  Strength and courage to strive for your goals; virtue; love; faith, hope and charity.
  • The Six-Pointed Lobe Hex: All the kinds of love, and protection of them.
  • The Lucky Star Hex: Each color symbolizes luck, in many things: lucky in love, lucky in fortune, lucky in friendship, lucky in your job, etc. Also protection against fire. 
  • The Oak Leaf Hex: Strength in body, mind, and character. The scalloped border represents smooth sailing in life.
  • The Health Hex: Protection of your health from all disease. The various diseases are represented by different colors in the rosette.
  • The Distlefink Hex: Good Luck, love, and happiness. Often put on new houses: insures a happy household, especially if it has a blue background. The tulips mean faith, hope, and charity.
  • The Triple, Five-Pointed Star of Luck, Love, and Happiness Hex: Also strong protection against fires.

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And The 10 Best Pa. Cities To Live In Are…

priceofliberty:

My hometown is actually the number one place to live in PA. Whoddafucking thought?!

No surprise that Philly did not make the cut.

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jmhamel:

Johnstown, Pennsylvania

jmhamel:

Johnstown, Pennsylvania

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dbvictoria:

America is a nation of comfort foods. The bigger and heartier, the better. We’ve chronicled them for a while in our Fat Kid Friday pieces, but there’s only so much you can do once a week. So, instead, we decided to look at them on a national level, and put together a (somewhat) definitive guide to each state’s most popular comfort food staple. Prepare your eyes for an overload of golden-fried goodness.
Alabama - pecan pieAlaska - king crab legsArizona - chimichangaArkansas - cheese dipCalifornia - fish tacosColorado - breakfast burritoConnecticut - steamed burgerDelaware - scrappleFlorida - key lime pieGeorgia - peach cobblerHawaii - loco mocoIdaho - fries with fry sauceIllinois - deep dish pizzaIndiana - pork tenderloin sandwichIowa - loose meat sandwichKansas - smoked sausagesKentucky - hot brownLouisiana - gumboMaine - lobster rollMaryland - crab cakeMassachusetts - New England clam chowderMichigan - coney dogMinnesota - juicy LucyMIssissippi - mud pieMissouri - toasted ravioliMontana - meat pastyNebraska - cheese frencheeNevada - buffetsNew Hampshire - apple crispNew Jersey - Taylor ham sandwichNew Mexico - green chile stewNew York - buffalo wingsNorth Carolina - bbq pork sandwichNorth Dakota - kuchenOhio - pierogiOklahoma - chicken fried steakOregon - marionberry piePennsylvania - cheese steakRhode Island - johnny cakesSouth Carolina - shrimp and gritsSouth Dakota - frybread tacosTennessee - Nashville hot chickenTexas - bbq beef brisketUtah - funeral potatoesVermont - Ben & Jerry’s ice creamVirginia - country ham biscuitsWashington - cedar plank salmonWest Virginia - pepperoni rollWisconsin - cheese curdsWyoming - beef jerky(x)

#((DELAWARE STOP STEAL OUR FOOD YOU LITTLE SHIT))

dbvictoria:

America is a nation of comfort foods. The bigger and heartier, the better. We’ve chronicled them for a while in our Fat Kid Friday pieces, but there’s only so much you can do once a week. So, instead, we decided to look at them on a national level, and put together a (somewhat) definitive guide to each state’s most popular comfort food staple. Prepare your eyes for an overload of golden-fried goodness.

Alabama - pecan pie
Alaska - king crab legs
Arizona - chimichangaArkansas - cheese dip
California - fish tacos
Colorado - breakfast burrito
Connecticut - steamed burger
Delaware - scrapple
Florida - key lime pie
Georgia - peach cobbler
Hawaii - loco moco
Idaho - fries with fry sauce
Illinois - deep dish pizza
Indiana - pork tenderloin sandwich
Iowa - loose meat sandwich
Kansas - smoked sausages
Kentucky - hot brown
Louisiana - gumbo
Maine - lobster roll
Maryland - crab cake
Massachusetts - New England clam chowder
Michigan - coney dog
Minnesota - juicy Lucy
MIssissippi - mud pie
Missouri - toasted ravioli
Montana - meat pasty
Nebraska - cheese frenchee
Nevada - buffets
New Hampshire - apple crisp
New Jersey - Taylor ham sandwich
New Mexico - green chile stew
New York - buffalo wings
North Carolina - bbq pork sandwich
North Dakota - kuchen
Ohio - pierogi
Oklahoma - chicken fried steak
Oregon - marionberry pie
Pennsylvania - cheese steak
Rhode Island - johnny cakes
South Carolina - shrimp and grits
South Dakota - frybread tacos
Tennessee - Nashville hot chicken
Texas - bbq beef brisket
Utah - funeral potatoes
Vermont - Ben & Jerry’s ice cream
Virginia - country ham biscuits
Washington - cedar plank salmon
West Virginia - pepperoni roll
Wisconsin - cheese curds
Wyoming - beef jerky
(x)

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valscrapbook:

deadstockresurrection

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deadstockresurrection

dreemmachine:

tucquan glen is literally made of magic

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the-coast-is-clear:

ashland.

the-coast-is-clear:

ashland.

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daveybeedesign:

50 Days Of Summer - Day 17

Series inspired by a trip to Ricketts Glen State Park. Photography and design are both my own. 

About 50 Days Of Summer: While away from school for summer, I’ve posed a challenge to myself to create 50 original designs, one each day for 50 days throughout the summer. I’m calling it 50 Days Of Summer and I hope you enjoy my work. Likes and follows appreciated; questions and comments welcome.

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