Harper's Ferry National Park

February 23, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Harper's Ferry National Park, West Virginia

Recently, Greg and I spent 2 weeks in Ashburn, VA. The majority of the time he was working at his headquarters, and I edited for hours on end. I did walk around the company apartment and took a few pics here and there, but one day we drove a couple of hours to visit the National Park in Harper's Ferry, WV. Harper's Ferry has always been something I studied in high school and being a history major in college, I studied the Civil War extensively. It was a blistering 13 degree wind chill, so there was no pleasant strolling through the historic streets or leisurely walking anywhere! It was a quick step out of the car or run over to get the angle I wanted, etc but this Southern Belle is not cut out for that kind of cold! I hope you enjoy the pictures I took.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harpers_Ferry,_West_Virginia

This is the same bridge from different angles.

Harper's Ferry is situated at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers where MarylandVirginia and West Virginia meet.

There's an old billboard "engraved" in the side of this mountain. I have no idea how that's even done. But it made for a cool picture. This image could be stitched to the direct left of the one above it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Brown%27s_raid_on_Harpers_Ferry

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Brown%27s_raid_on_Harpers_Ferry

This is the arsenal where John Brown led the revolt that was a huge catalyst for the Civil War. John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry was an effort by armed abolitionist John Brown to initiate an armed slave revolt in 1859 by taking over a United States arsenal at Harpers FerryVirginia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Peter%27s_Roman_Catholic_Church_(Harpers_Ferry,_West_Virginia)

St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia occupies a prominent location on the heights above Harpers Ferry. The original church was built in 1833 in a pseudo-gothic style which it kept through the Civil War, in which it was the only church in Harpers Ferry to escape destruction.

This church was absolutely beautiful! And walking out the front doors you're met with a view of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers that is breathtaking.

As we left town, a storm was coming in and I was hollering, yet again, for Greg to pull over and let me snap a quick picture. Believe me, after the sun had set, it was even colder! But there was a full moon and the sky was a beautiful hue and I wanted to remember what it looked like, looking back towards Harper's Ferry! 


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