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OLD COAL MILL

Through every rift of discovery some seeming anomaly drops out of the darkness, and falls, as a golden link, into the great chain of order --Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Lambertville's Old Coal Mill

Old Coal Mill, Lambertville, New Jersey

+Roadtrip::Easter In Lambertville+

[Outside Lambertville High]   [Inside Lambertville High]   [The Old Coal Mill]

explored & photographed by: Shady

As we drove down a thickly wooded, lovely country road, we spotted this hulking structure up ahead by the roadside. It was too tempting to pass up. We pulled over and hopped out to stare up at this looming shadowy place. It was awesomely creepy.

Lambertville's Old Coal Mill

Lambertville's Old Coal Mill

Lambertville's Old Coal Mill

Lambertville's Old Coal Mill

First of all, I just loved the way this place looked... nestled in the crook of the lonely back road. It's so foreboding. I also liked the big rusty... thingy outside the building (pics below)... I have nooooo idea what this structure is, but it sure does look wicked-cool. I even braved the rusty old ladder and climbed up a bit to catch some more pictures...

Lambertville's Old Coal Mill

Lambertville's Old Coal Mill

Lambertville's Old Coal Mill

Lambertville's Old Coal Mill

The inside of the old mill was interesting. Because it is actually built into the hillside, you get the feel of being in a sort of cave or cavern while inside, it even has that "cave" smell (if you have ever been inside an underground cave, you know what I'm talking about), and the air inside was noticeably cooler. Our voices echoed back to us inside the cavernous, dark space. Can you just imagine venturing into this place at night??

Lambertville's Old Coal Mill

Lambertville's Old Coal Mill

Lambertville's Old Coal Mill

Lambertville's Old Coal Mill

Lambertville's Old Coal Mill

Lambertville's Old Coal Mill

As we were getting ready to leave, we spotted an old timer loading some stuff into the back of a pickup down the road, so we headed over to ask him if he knew anything about the place. He told us that it was a very old coal mill that is not in use anymore. He didn't know how old it was, only that it had been there a very, very long time.

Lambertville's Old Coal Mill

Lambertville's Old Coal Mill

Lambertville's Old Coal Mill

Lambertville's Old Coal Mill

We thanked him for the info, and then hit the road again. This time, we drove on til we ended up in New Hope, PA. New Hope is an incredible place- a quaint, gorgeous little village that boasts a main avenue lined with an eclectic array of places- you will find metaphysical/magic establishments, art galleries, medieval /renaissance and antique stores, costume shops, coffee houses, and a whole lot more. We spent the rest of the day wandering the main avenue and exploring all the fantastic shops, until a light rain began to fall. Then we hopped back into our trusty truck, and headed home eggless... but with some great pictures, and even greater memories.

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