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Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Harper's Ferry


We made a day excursion from Annapolis to Harper's Ferry for fun river tubing on the Shenandoah river and then spent the late afternoon exploring historic Harper's Ferry, an important site for the abolitionists in 1859 and the ensuing Civil War as it was a strategic weaponry and ammunitions supply point at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers.

Below is the walkway towards Maryland Heights over the Potomac.


 The railway is a major part of the town.





 By late afternoon the light was fading...
St Peters RC Church

John Brown's Armory



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35 comments:

  1. ...Christine, now this is a place for history buffs! What a collection of architectural style set in a gorgeous location. Thanks so much for sharing this treasure!

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  2. I love this post!!!
    I feel like I am really travelling with you!
    Thanks for the ride!
    : )

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  3. What a lovely place. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  4. Hello, great tour and post on Harper's Ferry. I have one coming up on our hike to the Maryland Heights overlook. It is neat seeing your photos of Harper's Ferry. The tubing is fun too! Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  5. Such a historic place. What, no pics of your tube rafting? That sounds like fun.

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  6. What a lovely town full of history. I enjoyed going along.

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  7. Beautiful place and I love all of your photos Christine! I remember visiting Harper's Ferry on a family vacation when I was a kid. Clearly I need to go back!

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  8. Wow, especially your first photo is gorgeous.
    Best, Synnöve

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  9. I have heard of Harpers Ferry but always wondered what the place was like. Thanks for showing us

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  10. The old buildings and the lush green, that's exactly how I remember my visit to Maryland many years ago. That first photo is gorgeous.

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  11. Thanks for the tour, Christine! What an interesting place to visit.

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  12. Wonderful shots! I would love to visit there someday.

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  13. Great photos! I love how they have preserved Harper's Ferry the way it was in the "day." So much history!

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  14. Very beautiful shots of the place.

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  15. wonderful captures of History and what a wonderful trip for you ~ thanks, ^_^

    (A ShutterBug Explores)

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  16. Lovely capture over the place and neat looking lanes and pretty houses.

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  17. Beautiful collections of photos. I've been there and have some of the same pictures!! : )
    I've walked over that bridge.

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  18. Looks like a fun place to explore.

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  19. What a wonderful tour guide you are, Christine. Fantastic photos!

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  20. Wonderful pics! You went tubing!!

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  21. It's been many years since I was at Harpers Ferry. You make me want to return!
    Thanks for linking up at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/08/snuggles.html

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  22. I've not explored this part of the states well. I'm enjoying seeing it through your lens.

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  23. Your photos tell a wonderful story! I love the old buildings, they are well cared for.

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  24. I love Harper's Ferry. I have been a few times, through the years. Would love to go back. Enjoyed your photos!

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  25. Looks like a great place to visit. beautiful town and images.

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  26. Looks so beautiful. I have started to like the East Coast's architecture and waterways a lot. That all started when I visited my family in New York and Pennsylvania last year.

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  27. So amazing to Think about all the historical events that took place in this area! I suppose the people who live there kind of take it all for granted after a while. Beautiful architecture in the bridge and the brick buildings. And lovely pictures.

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  28. I love Harpers Ferry! Thanks for sharing these fine views.

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  29. The First One os my favorite. A Beautiful landscape.
    Best susa

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  30. That first photo is absolutely stunning! I love rivers and green hills.
    Kay
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  31. Wonderful photos...for whatever reason, I know nothing of the historical significance of this spot...and I should...thanks for the mini-lesson. :)

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