"Place, with a trace of humanity" Photography/Photo of the Day/Pittsburgh

Fall Colors Along the National Road- Route 40

When  I was a kid we piled in the car in NJ and drove to Illinois every summer.  This is the route we took.

I drove it home to Pittsburgh a couple of weeks ago on my way back from Columbus.

Route 40 The National Road.  I pulled over to catch the autumn hues in the background hills along the way.

There were interesting and quirky scenes but this is the one that stayed with me for the time since I drove along this highway instead of the interstate.

14 responses

  1. connie

    You don’t see this every day !

    October 22, 2012 at 10:45 pm

  2. Kristin


    October 22, 2012 at 11:54 pm

  3. Wow! Looks like a scene from Transformers. Beautiful Fall background.

    October 23, 2012 at 1:20 am

  4. What is this? A dump sight alongside the road. Very good contrast against the beauty of the fall foliage.


    October 23, 2012 at 5:50 am

  5. Please stop posting pictures of our backyard!

    October 23, 2012 at 7:34 am

  6. Sue Reinfeld


    October 23, 2012 at 7:37 am

  7. Detroit once had a large scrap heap made of old cars. One of the freeways passed over it and we kids all wished we could be let loose to explore it. It’s long gone now and its backdrop was never as pretty as the hill here in Fall colors. Nice photo, Ruth.

    October 23, 2012 at 8:09 am

  8. This makes for a very dramatic, contrast pic, Ruth. I never saw anything quite like that. :)

    October 23, 2012 at 5:55 pm

  9. Wow! is that garbage? :-(

    October 23, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    • It is a pile of crushed cars. If you look closely you can see a blue car door and window on left bottom of pile. Thanks for all your thoughtful comments on the blog today.

      October 23, 2012 at 10:07 pm

      • Good lord ! What a riot! :-)

        October 23, 2012 at 10:21 pm

  10. Kind of sad.. the crap we are leaving behind on our planet! Hopefully, this is a place where they recycle it all for us! Cool photo!!

    October 23, 2012 at 10:55 pm

  11. Yikes; that is quite the pile. People usually think of cars as ‘indestructible’ metal machines; it’s interesting to see them crumpled up like old pieces of paper…

    October 25, 2012 at 8:46 pm

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