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WEEKLY IMAGE OF LIFE: PLACES

I had to think hard on this subject because it seemed so broad to me.  I could not get a handle on it to relate to the photos I had in my archives.  It is too cold and snowy outside and we are expecting an ice storm tonight.  So going out was out of the question.

It was then I reverted to the most common thing to do.  Look the word up in the dictionary.  I then experienced my “Ah Ha” moment.  It was there I found my subject matter for this post.  Definition number 7. a building or space devoted to a special purpose.  Definition number 8. a particular point, part, position, ect., a place in history.  So there it was right before me, my subject for this post.

PLACES IN HISTORY

“POINT OF VIEW” 

 George Washington and the Seneca leader Guyasuta,

George Washington and the Seneca leader Guyasuta,

The piece depicts George Washington and the Seneca leader Guyasuta, with their weapons down, in a face-to-face meeting in October 1770, when the two men met while Washington was in the area examining land for future settlement along the Ohio River.

FORT PITT BLOCKHOUSE

FORT PITT BLOCKHOUSE

FORT PITT BLOCKHOUSE

The Fort Pitt Blockhouse (sometimes called Bouquet’s Blockhouse or Bouquet’s Redoubt) is a historic building in Point State Park in the city of Pittsburgh. It was constructed in 1764 as a redoubt of Fort Pitt, making it the oldest extant structure in Western Pennsylvania, as well as the “oldest authenticated structure west of the Allegheny Mountains“.  The blockhouse is also located on the grounds where Fort Duquesne once stood.

AROUND AND INSIDE THE BLOCKHOUSE

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THE CASSELMANS BRIDGE

CASSELMAN'S BRIDGE

CASSELMAN’S BRIDGE

Casselman's Bridge/Little Crossing

Casselman’s Bridge/Little Crossing

The Casselmans Bridge, a one-arch stone bridge built for the National Road in 1813 near Grantsville, in the northwest corner of Maryland, was the longest stone arch bridge in America when it opened. The bridge, which has an 80-foot arch, has been restored and is the centerpiece of a state park today.

View other entries at the Island Traveler’s blog located here.

BE ENCOURAGED!  BE BLESSED!

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15 Responses to “WEEKLY IMAGE OF LIFE: PLACES”

  1. Brilliant interpretation! But yours always are :-)

  2. Amazing that the oldest building is only 25 years!

  3. such powerful images, that sculpture is just wonderful … i learn so much about America from your posts francine!!

  4. Wow! wonderful, wonderful! :-)

  5. Thank you for your effort of taking us to places to see the beautiful America!

  6. That sculpture is amazing and so historic, Francine. Thanks for the fascinating photos and interesting details. :)

  7. The figures in the sculpture look as if they could get up and walk!
    Nice Francine!

  8. I love your posts, always interesting to learn something new! X
    Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless device

  9. Beautiful places, Francine. :-)

  10. Love your entry my friend. It teaches us the important lessons of the past. It also help us appreciate the hard work of our forefathers whether it was about freedom, discovery or something that will make a difference fo others. The statue of George Washington and Guyasuta is an eye opener in today’s world broken by war and indifference. Wishing everyone peace and love.

    • I totally agree with Island Traveler. Washington and Guyasuta are role models for peace. What if we could get leaders of warring countries to lay down their weapons and sit forehead to forehead? Imagine the peace that would be possible.

  11. You have a very blessed spirit, and it always helps you to always bring out the best within your heart!

  12. These are all interesting. Very nice ….


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