Sunday, April 23, 2006

We Hiked Up Pretty High

Harper's Ferry, West Virginia
as seen from Maryland Heights

I'd always wanted to visit Harper's Ferry.
I'd always wanted to see this view for myself.
(Click on the image for a better look.)
And the historic buildings, and the remnants of the Civil War (John Brown and Mason-Dixon Line Country), and the trains (former railroad lawyer here ~ that's a C&O freight run down there), and the confluence of the Shendendoah (in the back) and Potomac (in the front) Rivers, and the Appalachian Trail ~ well, it's a good place to be.

12 comments:

Lisa :-] said...

This is neat. Okay...I suck at geography. How far is this from where you live?

peripateticpolarbear said...

I used to live near there---never got a picture---at least not one as cool as that one!

Gannet Girl said...

Lisa - about 5-6 hours. I needed a little trip. I haven't been anywhere since Thanksgiving/Chicago.

Vicky said...

Robin, I can never get enough of your photographs - this one is wonderful! It's enough to make this transplanted Brit pull out the history books to get the background to it.

Vicky

tess said...

Wonderful image and nice catching up on your journal. Always thought provoking content and images.

Carol said...

I've never been to Harper's Ferry but it certainly is picturesque. Your photo angle is beautiful; you did a great job of capturing the beauty of the area and what I presume to be the essence of the old town. It definitely reminds me of so many Appalachian company towns I saw growing up.

Globetrotter said...

Have you visited Google earth yet?

Man is it awesome!

Anonymous said...

I was wondering where you were all weekend. It looks like you had beautiful weather and the scenery is awesome.
Marian

Kathryn said...

I have visited and love the scenery especially the rivers. The view in your picture is spectacular.

LightYears2Venus said...

I take it from the previous photo that you hiked up a trail to this vantage point, which to me makes the shot spectacular on many levels. I've only been east of the Mississippi a very few times (layovers in airports definitely don't count) and absolutely yearn to see so many of the historic sites I've read about and taught. But I never thought about Harper's Ferry--at least until now (: Someday I will meander about the midwest, south, and northeast to my heart's content. Your journal whets my appetite even more!
*debbi*

LightYears2Venus said...

Oops, read the TITLE! Yes, you did hike! Sometimes that why I don't comment--afraid of saying something stupid and then not being able to take it back.

TJ said...

WOW!!!!!
You are really good with your pictures Robin. Most enjoyable.

TJ