As some of you know, I am the guitarist for the band Wendy Owens and Renegade. We are a fairly successful band with 12 song CD out and have shared the stage with Big & Rich, Lee Brice, Trace Adkins, and Dierks Bentley. This year we put away roughly 57+ shows all over New York and Pennsylvania. One particular venue we play a 4 night stand is called “The Winner Circle Saloon” in Hershey, PA. When we are there they put us up in a hotel for the 4 nights. Each night we play a 4 hour show and then we are done. For the rest of the time, there really isn’t much going on, so we have to get creative. This past round in August was our one year anniversary playing there. Now Hershey is a pretty happening place with plenty of stuff to do…but having spent 24 days there, we have started running out of easy options. There are just so many restaurants and malls you can visit. There is Hershey Park but we are musicians and the park is quite expensive. In our travels there I have passed by this place with a cool old bus and car out front but I had no idea what it was. So bored in my room, I hopped on Google Maps and tracked down the bus and car to find out that it was the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum. You can find out more about this great place by following the links at the end of my article. Let’s check it out!
Recently I had an opportunity to revisit The Lonely Castle. These are the shots that I missed from my first visit. I will try to explain each shot as I go.
One of the first shots that I missed and wanted to get was of a beautifully ornate fireplace on the first floor. The castle once again, was not to disappoint.
One of the reasons I choose to do abandoned site photography is because I love connecting with people and their stories about these old places. Every building or site I visit has a story to tell. That, in part and turn, allows me to write my own stories and share with all you folks. Through these stories, sometimes sad, sometimes joyous, I hope to raise awareness to the fact that we need to preserve these wonderful old buildings and sites. Re-purpose them and allow them to bring enjoyment to generations to come. If we should lose our heritage, we lose who we are.