Thursday, November 8, 2018

A Pagoda Far From Japan



Perched above the city of Reading in Pennsylvania 
you'll find some Japanese architecture in an unlikely place. 


This pagoda was  built in 1908 and intended for use
as a hotel and restaurant. 


I'm not sure what would draw people to a hotel here  
and maybe that is why it was abandoned. 


Today it is owned by the city of Reading 
and part of the surrounding park.


You can view the city below from the Pagoda parking lot. 
There are also hiking trails in the park around the Pagoda. 
If you visit on the weekend, 
you can go inside to a cafe and gift shop. 


The Pagoda is located at
98 Duryea Dr, Reading, PA 19602








4 comments:

Sandra said...

very interesting and also odd to have one there. the view is wonderful, and I bet looking up at the pagoda is interesting to...

Tamar SB said...

What a gem to find!

Sarah Huizenga said...

Such a weird place to that, but yet so intriguing too. I am glad that it has been kept up.

Tanza Erlambang - Every Day Issues said...

such a fascinating architecture.

have a wonderful weekend.