Friday, August 31, 2012

A Touch of China in South Bethlehem

Along South Bethlehem's Greenway, between Webster and Taylor Street, a Chinese Pavilion is under construction.

Sponsored primarily by Lehigh University, this project is an effort to build closer ties with the Bethlehem community. Pavilions are found in all cultures and are considered places of rest and reflection along the path, or South Bethlehem Greenway, of life.

Tingyun Cao, age 21, (right) and Jennifer Zhu, age 24, (left) are two of the Lehigh students working on this welcome respite for walkers and bicyclists.

4 comments:

ef66b942-d167-11e1-bc04-000bcdcb5194 said...

So...pay attention, Folks. And visit the site often. We will be instaling the tile roof and mosaic floor in the next few weeks in the Authentic Chinese style.

Mark your calenders for November first for the dedication. We're hoping to have representatives from the Chinese Embassy. We will definately be having the Wizard of New Zealand (Google him, he's for real) there to officiate.

Anonymous said...

I wish you well. However, the "south siders", will soon use it as a urinal or probably graffitit tyhe place.

I hope not and Bernie will protect you from this harsh reality but good luck anyway.

Bernie O'Hare said...

I was on the Greenway for the first time on Friday. Was there again today. What I could not get over was (1) how many people are using it; and (2) how clean it is.

It could very well be that the large number of users (more than at Sand Island or the Palmer Bike Path) will deter others from ruining it.

Let's hope you're wrong.


Anonymous said...

I think I'm turning Japanese, I really think so!