This is a view of the Big Run Falls around which Cascade Park is located. If you look toward the lower left corner of the frame, you will seee what looks like the remnants of a bridge, or so I thought when I took the photo. It turns out that they are the remnants of a roller coaster that used to be in Cascade Park.
A year after the park opened, its owners added a carousel, baseball park, theater, and a dance pavilion (the pavilion is still standing). At the time, the dance pavilion was the largest in the state of Pennsylvania. A new roller coaster, The Gorge, was also added in 1922. In the 1950s, Paul Vesco entered into a contract with the city to operate the park. He removed the original Gorge and replaced it with a new roller coaster of his own design, originally using the same name (Gorge), but several years later he changed the name to The Comet. The coaster cars were built by National Amusement Devices, in their popular Century Flyer style. The coaster's highest point was 65 feet (20 m) and boasted a 2,400-foot (730 m) track length. One of the coaster's most unusual features was that it was built on the edge of a valley. Most roller coasters of the day were towed up to the highest point by a chain and as the energy and momentum of the coaster was expended, the hills got smaller towards the end. The Gorge/Comet was different in that it left the station at ground level and "fell" into the valley, so the first drop was actually the 2nd biggest drop. The coaster went down the valley, turned around and went up a chain hoist to the opposite side of the valley. It then turned around and dropped into the valley for the coaster's biggest dip and came back up the hill to return into the back of the station. A photo in the Lawrence County Memoirs shows what the roller coaster looked like. The coaster was damaged in 1982 when a tree fell on it. By this time the area had fallen on hard economic times, and the Comet was torn down several years later.
Camera / Image Information
Model: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Lens: 3.8-247.0 mm
Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 12.0 Macintosh
File Size: 1340 kb
Exposure Time: 1/800
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal length: 5.13 mm (in 35mm: 28.3 mm)
Date Taken: 2017-03-10 11:21
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
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PiotrF (23132) 2017-03-18 18:13
Interesting view of the Big Run Falls in Cascade Park, nice winter picture.
Perfect captured, great perspective, excellent clarity and superb colors.
COSTANTINO (70166) 2017-03-18 23:12
Hello dear Murat and have a nice time
thanks for sharin with us this
delicate and pretty snowy photo
taen from an excellent chosen point of view
and according to your useful notes here
this is a view of the Big Run Falls around
which Cascade park is located
rychem (43282) 2017-03-18 23:18
Anoher impressive photo of the March winter, a very attractive cirner, nice combination of colors, peaceful atmosphere
pajaran (66294) 2017-03-18 23:41
Lep pogled i trenutak, interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad, lepo pokazan park sa kaskadom, dobar kontrast, perspektiva i ostrina, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa snegom i belim oblacima koji dolaze. Lep park i kaskada, lepo mesto za setnju.
Beautiful view and the moment, interesting and good text ...
Good work, nice park with a cascade shown, good contrast, sharpness and perspective, nicely captured the moment with snow and white clouds coming. A beautiful park and cascades, a nice place to walk.
All the best.
ikeharel (79099) 2017-03-19 0:46
Beautiful snowy scenery, immaculate photojob done here, Murat, a well balanced shaded area against the mild winter daylight.
The small waterfall is charming sight and touch of green tone gave yet a vivid extra tones.
PaulVDV (32665) 2017-03-19 1:05
Another beautiful winter landscape.
The water gets a beautiful colour on the parts where the sun reaches the pool and the waterfall.
Excellent composition and sharpness.
Best regards, Paul
papagolf21 (110262) 2017-03-19 1:45
Bonjour, cher Murat,
Très jolie composition d'un moment empli de grâce.
Tous les ingrédients sont réunis pour nous offrir une bien belle photo.
Nicou (151958) 2017-03-19 1:50
avec les sapins tout vert qui donen la touche de couelur quelle neige qui recouvre le tout et cette chute d'eau sueprbe bucolique compo et iamge.
Bravo et amitié
holmertz (59740) 2017-03-19 2:28
It's a nice scenery and the fresh snow makes it even better. The stream and the small waterfall are well placed on a diagonal surrounded by trees. It's a well exposed photo from this nicely sunny day.
Fis2 (107346) 2017-03-19 2:33
Next curious winter photo.
Good frame and colors.
I likw water falls.
dta (82914) 2017-03-19 2:57
Hello Murat ,
I don't like winter and snow , but I must admit that this kind of scenery is very attractive . . Splendid composition with a moody light and the little fall as a focal point .
snunney (107401) 2017-03-19 3:10
A pretty snowy scene ideally captured under a pleasant ambient light. Well exposed with very good colours and sharpness. Interesting accompanying note.
Silvio1953 (154001) 2017-03-19 4:47
Ciao Murat, fascinating winter view with fantastic fallo, excellent perspective, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
jhm (160851) 2017-03-19 5:02
Your second picture out of your winter series.
But I find this picture more beautiful then your previous picture.
Lovely sky an pleasant waterfall.
The colours and composition make your picture very attractive.
Great panorama view about the area.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
cornejo (47242) 2017-03-19 12:50
Hello Murat, very good photograph of this beautiful natural corner with the beautiful touch of snow, very well captured in this beautiful image, with good sharpness, light, color and quality. Great and interesting work perfectly done, my congratulations, my friend. Thank you for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy start to the week.
Affectionate greetings from the south of Spain.
ChrisJ (118817) 2017-03-19 19:05
A pleasant late winter or early Spring shot of the snowy park with the waterfall making a pleasant focal point. Good sharpness and framing. I like the splashes of green and blue. Tfs!
Cricri (126666) 2017-03-21 2:26
Très joli paysage avec l'attirance sur la petite cascade, la lumière et les couleurs, belle présentation
jmdias (69196) 2017-03-26 3:28
a lovely corner with the small cascade and the snowy trees around. I liked the result despite the difficult light.