Monday, July 24, 2017
Pine Grove Gazebo
Many hotels have gazebos like this somewhere on their property. They are used as a decorative background for wedding photographs. Sometimes they are just ornamental, and people sit in them just to be outside and have a mobile phone conversation, or a smoke. This one belongs to the Hampton Inn in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania, one of the inns I stayed at on my recent Northeastern journey. Pine Grove is sort of near Harrisburg, and the hotel's location has a nice view of wooded hills.There's also a small shopping center, a diner, and a truck stop. I was told when I asked the hotel desk clerk that the gazebo was built by Mennonites. Both the Amish and the Mennonites, with a large presence in eastern Pennsylvania, make plenty of money building wooden structures of all sizes, from gazebos to wine lodges at wineries.
I had an interesting view of this gazebo from the hotel window. I was looking down on it so I was able to depict the roof and the small cupola at the top. The whole structure was a reddish brown in color.
Black tech pen on sketchbook page, about 5" x 8", July 20, 2017.