Dec 22

A lighted sleigh and reindeer sit atop the front entrance to the James Gettys Hotel yesterday evening on Chambersburg Street in Gettysburg. This view was taken at approximately 5:00 PM on Wednesday, December 21, 2011.

Because of the poor weather yesterday, today we’ll be looking at a few miscellaneous photographs taken around the town square after sunset yesterday evening. Today promises to be sunnier and warmer in Gettysburg as we approach the holiday weekend.

One of the buildings that is difficult to photograph when leaves are on the trees is the Adams County Library. Two wreaths hang on the Baltimore Street face of the building. This view was taken at approximately 5:00 PM on Wednesday, December 21, 2011.

The Adams County Courthouse can be seen between the new 2011 waysigns and this lit wreath along Baltimore Street near the square. This view was taken at approximately 5:00 PM on Wednesday, December 21, 2011.

This view was taken at approximately 5:00 PM on Wednesday, December 21, 2011.

This nativity scene is present each year in Gettysburg, but for the last 20 or so has been located here just down from the square on York Street. Recently, an article was ran in the Evening Sun that detailed a businesswoman’s efforts to get a nativity scene placed back on the town square. This view was taken at approximately 5:00 PM on Wednesday, December 21, 2011.

This view was taken at approximately 5:00 PM on Wednesday, December 21, 2011.

We’ll take a walk past the Gettysburg Hotel and the Pub Restaurant … This view was taken at approximately 5:00 PM on Wednesday, December 21, 2011.

… and visit the Majestic Theater, which has its miniature tree displayed and lit. This view was taken at approximately 5:00 PM on Wednesday, December 21, 2011.

The wreaths decorating downtown only go so far (approximately one block in any direction from the square), stopping here at the Lincoln Diner, near the Gettysburg Railroad Station, which already has “Gettysburg 150th” signs hanging from its front windows and doors. This view was taken at approximately 5:00 PM on Wednesday, December 21, 2011.

Here is a full shot of the James Gettys Hotel, one of the better lit buildings along Chambersburg Street. This view was taken at approximately 5:00 PM on Wednesday, December 21, 2011.

This view was taken at approximately 5:00 PM on Wednesday, December 21, 2011.

This view was taken at approximately 5:00 PM on Wednesday, December 21, 2011.

After walking down Chambersburg Street a bit, we decided to head north up Baltimore Street … This view was taken at approximately 5:00 PM on Wednesday, December 21, 2011.

… which does not make for many great pictures. Many of the buildings along Baltimore Street, before intersecting Steinwehr Avenue, are offices and residences, and the few storefronts provide little lighting. The Tille Pierce House, along with the Schriver House (one door down), were the easiest buildings to see on this portion of the street after the sun went down. This view was taken at approximately 5:00 PM on Wednesday, December 21, 2011.

Part of the request of those involved in the Steinwehr Avenue improvements, is that as Steinwehr Avenue reaches the battlefield there is very little lighting and no benches, causing tourists to not walk down towards those businesses. We’ll take a look at Steinwehr Avenue at night at a later time. The American History Store, at the intersection of Steinwehr and Baltimore is on the right, with the old Holiday Inn (now 1863 Inn of Gettysburg) in the background left.┬áThis view was taken at approximately 5:00 PM on Wednesday, December 21, 2011.


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