Saturday, January 19, 2013

Bad Photography Saturday: Carbondale

If a documentary maker is looking for a worthwhile project, I strongly suggest Carbondale, PA.

It has it all.  Carbondale never really recovered from the end of deep coal mining.  It's a city in transition, with new residents, poverty, and some fine middle class neighborhoods.  Marcellus shale is on Carbondale's doorstep, so I'm sure that will eventually have a big impact here.  There are dozens of aspects to the Carbondale story.

It's nice to see some new construction.

A new hotel on Main Street is nearly complete.  It appears they did it right.  It fits in with the look of the city.  I just hope there's a market here to support it.  There is nothing of its type for miles around.  It might be a big success.