Who Knew?

When people outside of the area think of Youngstown, OH, and Northeast Ohio in general, they think of it as an old rust-belt area, which it was.  The area however has done much to experience a resurgence.

Traveling to Youngstown a few times this summer and fall with some photo buddies to photograph the picturesque Lanterman’s Mill, we found a city slowly rebounding and one of the most beautiful parks systems around, the Mill Creek Metroparks.

Lanterman's Mill in Autumn

Lanterman’s Mill in Autumn

Lanterman’s Mill, featured in another post, is now surrounded by greens, and golds!

Another beautiful feature of this park, only a mile from Lanterman’s Mill is a suspension bridge looking like it came out of a fairytale.

Fairytale Suspension Bridge

Fairytale Suspension Bridge

This bridge was originally built in 1895 and crosses Mill Creek within the park.  One of a kind!  Who knew these beautiful scenes could be found in the rust-belt city of Youngstown?

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About Kolman Rosenberg

My interest in photography began as a college newspaper and yearbook photographer during the stormy 1960s and 1970s. I was influenced by many of the great photojournalists and documentary photographers such as W. Eugene Smith, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Margaret Bourke-White and other black and white photographers of Life Magazine and the earlier Farm Security Administration. Though many of these photographers documented the horrors of war and the plight of poverty, they also showed me the dignity and adaptability of human beings in their desire to prevail.
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10 Responses to Who Knew?

  1. msmisty62 says:

    Oh so pretty. Especially love the old mill. Autumn’s best with such beautiful vibrant colors.

  2. mary ann trask says:

    Beautiful pictures. We were at Chapin Forest today, colors were fantastic…

  3. Love these pictures and the information you posted about the bridge. I’ve been to Lanterman’s twice, but I never saw the bridge. I’m determined to find it next time I visit the area.
    Kathy Nelson

  4. Barb says:

    I see you found the bridge. Great shots Kolman. The whole park is beautiful last time I rode through it and stopped at several places. There is a log cabin in it too. Another treasure is Fellows Riverside Garden at one end of it. Just Gorgeous.

    • Yes, thanks for telling me about the bridge Barb! Quite beautiful! I have a map of the park now and will probably go back and see more of it! Deb Rozin and I have talked about shooting it in all seasons!

      • Barb says:

        I am doing the same especially with the mill and the bridge. Gosh two seasons to go. Time just keeps flying. I have a pumpkin coach I may have to put in a shot near that bridge. lol

      • That’s great Barb!
        Funny, a couple people at work today said it needed a pumpkin coach!

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