Friday, September 14, 2012

Old Buildings in Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry is a pretty small town, but there are some nice clusters of buildings that are either historic or just look old. The staff photographer liked how these were clustered together.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Railroad Bridges over the Canal

Historic Harpers Ferry is mostly historic for John Brown's raid on the town. His goal was to spark a anti-slavery revolution, but instead he just managed to get a couple paragraphs in every high-school history textbook. In visiting the town, we also learned of its importance as a transit route, including canals and railroads, which is actually kind of boring as history goes. But the view of these railroad bridges going over the canal and through a tunnel was kind of nice.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Harpers Ferry

We spend a couple days in historic Harpers Ferry, which apparently for typographical reasons or search engine optimization removed the possessive apostrophe from its name at some point. This is an old building associated with the locks of the C&O canal, which follows the Potomac up to Harpers Ferry. Sadly, some highway safety people later added an ugly guardrail, which found its way into this picture from every angle we tried.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

More from Gloucester

Lobster traps on the docks at Gloucester.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Gloucester, Massachusetts

Apologies for another strategic pause. While not traveling to exotic foreign destinations, we have managed to go to a few fairly interesting places on the East Coast of our own United States lately. So over the next couple weeks, some random photos from recent weekend trips. Above, a view from the harbor in Gloucester, Ma.