Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Historic Binghamton, New York

Do you remember The Twilight Zone?  Many people do, whether they saw it in its original showing on television in the early 1960's (as I did) or in reruns (as folks younger than me did).

I never dreamed I would work in the city where Rod Serling grew up, but I do, and a couple of times a month (at least) I even walk on the street where he lived  His childhood home on the West Side of Binghamton is privately owned and not open to the public, but there are many places you can walk and enjoy a nice spring day on streets where Rod Serling no doubt walked many times.

Rod Serling's neighborhood today is part of a historic district - called the Abel Bennett tract.  

There is nothing Twilight-Zony about this lovely historic district, named after the first mayor of Binghamton, especially on a sunny spring day like the one we had on Saturday.
Come take a little walk with me, as we pass by pink and white flowering trees.

Another view of pink cherry blossoms.
And, in a front yard, yellow and white species tulip and blue anemone.

And with that, I bid farewell to the bloggers in the Ultimate Blog Challenge.  I had a good time, and hope you did too. 

My next challenge is the 2013 WordCount Blogathon in June - I hope to see you there.


  1. Alana, I lived in Binghamton for a year for grad school and never knew Rod Serling had lived there. I admired him! Thanks for the share and for the lovely floral photography. What is this other blog challenge, and what attracted you to it? Blessings to you!

  2. I grew up in Queens. However, I was a camp counselor at Farm Camp Lowy, located right outside of Binghamton. I never knew that was where Rod Serling was from.
    Thanks for the lovely photos.

  3. I've never been to Birmingham, but it looks like a lovely spot. And Rod Serling--just hearing that theme song gives me the heeby-jeebies. We used to watch it as re-runs when I was a little kid, and I'm sure it's not nearly as scary as the stuff that's out there today, but it was plenty scary for us!


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