Around Norristown


Due to recent weather and other various reasons, it has been a while since I’ve been on an outing for photography. Most recently was on Feb. 1st, when I was scheduled for day one of a tutoring project with classmates from my social justice class. The tutoring would be at a K-12 school within the Norristown area, and having arrived in the area an hour or so early, I decided to take some photos. This includes the one above, which I took because I thought the stones and wrought iron detail of the window looked interesting together.

The first set of photos below were taken within the downtown part of Norristown. That steeple has to be one of the tallest I’ve seen in areas outside of Philadelphia.
I’m not sure what this castle-like structure is, so I’ll have to find out. It’s very impressive, though…and reminded me of photos I’ve seen of Eastern State Penitentiary.
The following photos were taken outside of the tightly-packed downtown Norristown area and into the parts on the opposite side of route 202, where many Victorian houses could be found.
Still further out from the downtown part of Norristown, I came across this old abandoned building. It had a number of “No Trespassing” signs hanging on it, so I took the photo below from a little parking lot across the road.
There is a farm off in the distance behind this house and its large barn…maybe originally part of the farm property long ago. Whatever the case, this is another building I’d love to learn more about. Some people actually go and explore the inside of old, abandoned buildings since, in some cases, people can get permission from whoever the owner is. It would be interesting to know what they find, and see what photos they take, in their ventures.

About caroldwyer

A freelance photographer and blogger, I'm also a non-traditional graduate of Cabrini College with a B.A. in communication, minor in English and concentration in film studies. As a student, I was a staff writer, photographer and copy editor for the Loquitur. In my final semester, I assisted in promoting campus literary events for Woodcrest Literary Magazine. I love travel, historic places, nature, wildlife and the arts. I hope to be involved in some way with one of those areas throughout my media career. Currently, I'm pursuing my M.F.A. in creative writing and publishing. Read my film blog at - and my literary blog at
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