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Repose by Adele Downs #photography

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Cooling Fountains by Adele Downs #photography

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Rock Wall by Adele Downs #photography

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Colonial Log House Celebrates Independence Day

Happy Independence Day, America!

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This circa 1700 Colonial era log house, still preserved today in Downingtown, Pennsylvania by the Historical Commission, is open to visitors on July Fourth each year during the Good Neighbor Day holiday celebration.

Photo copyright Adele Downs 2016-17

On Veterans Day- A Trip To The American Helicopter Museum

On Veterans Day, I’m thinking of those who have served our country, and sending my heartfelt thanks for their sacrifice. Almost all of the men in my family have served in either the Navy or the Marines and I appreciate each one of them for keeping our nation safe.

In honor of Veteran’s Day, I thought I’d share some of my photos of vintage military aircraft from the American Helicopter Museum in West Chester, Pennsylvania. I highly recommend a visit to this wonderful museum if you visit southeastern Pennsylvania. It’s located about a mile from QVC headquarters and worth the trip.




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Thank you for your service.



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“The Blob” Still Lives in Downingtown, Pennsylvania

One of Downingtown, Pennsylvania’s most enduring and endearing claims to fame is its location for the 1958 horror film The Blob starring Steve McQueen in his first leading role. McQueen went on to become one of Hollywood’s biggest stars of the 1960’s and 70’s and an icon of popular culture. Though he died at an early age, he left in indelible mark on my home state of Pennsylvania.


Downingtown is the oldest town in Chester County, and looks little in 2016 like the village filmed in 1958. The Downingtown Diner, which was featured in the movie, is a local landmark that still serves customers 24 hours a day in a 1950’s style setting.

Although the diner has changed ownership over the past 58 years, Downingtown’s affection for the “Home of The Blob” has never changed.








THE BLOB 1958 Trailer on You Tube:

Lewes Ferry by Adele Downs #Foto_Friday


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