Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Harpers Ferry, WV

If you want a fun day-trip about 2 hours from DC and you like outdoor activities, preserved old towns, American history, shopping and/or Mountain Dew Cake, then Harpers Ferry is a must.  Somehow it took us 8 years to make the trip, but we finally made it (back when the weather was about 70 degrees warmer) and had a great time.  It really is a beautiful place and there is so much to do (like tubing the rivers).  The above shot is of part of the historic town.  Below is at the point of the town, at the confluence of the Potomac and the Shenandoah rivers, where three states are visible (Virginia top left, Maryland top right, West Virginia bottom).

John Brown's Fort/fire engine house

This is one of those place we definitely should have visited sooner, because now we wish we could go back but it's not going to happen any time soon.


Kendra said...

Beautiful! And exactly the kind of imagery I've been looking for as research for a project of mine. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

These are great photos but why do people use those horrible filters? They are the photographic equivalent of a boob job and plastic surgery and render an otherwise great photo a cartoon caricature of the real thing.