Friday, April 23, 2010

bethlehem steel

This card is one of a series of cards about Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, all from oil paintings by Sergei Yaralov. This one is a romantic view of the Lehigh River and the old blast furnaces at the Bethlehem Steel, once a mighty giant, now gone from the city. Much of the steelworks have been torn down and the site cleaned up, but the blast furnaces have been preserved. They continue to provide artists and photographers with subject matter. My faves are the shots that Walker Evans took of them from St. Michael's cemetery, high on a hill on the South Side of the city.