Wednesday, March 21, 2012

About the Header Image: Wednesday, March 21, 2012

This week's header image is by Cheri Sundra: guerrilla historian, urban archaeologist, and explorer of the lost and vanishing places of Northeastern Pennsylvania. It's an image of one of her favorite local subjects, the Huber Breaker in Ashley. This is "The Beast", an enormous generator located within the breaker.


I've seen the Huber Breaker hundreds of times from the outside, and it always looks like a dark and miserable place, suffering from decades of vandalism and neglect. Cheri's photo makes the inside of the place look almost cheerful, with sunlight pouring in from the numerous windows all around and a touch of Springtime with the greenery growing up alongside The Beast.

For more views of the Huber Breaker, see this post by Cheri, which showcases images by various photographers, some of whom traveled great distances to see this sight. Cheri features more of her own photos in this post. Cheri's blog was featured as our Blog of the Week on WBRE's PA Live! back in February. And be sure to see all of Cheri's photos from Northeastern Pennsylvania and beyond on her Flickr page at http://www.flickr.com/photos/cheri_sundra/.

1 comment:

We are: clamco said...

I really like this photo! Thank you for the story behind it.