Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Mingling past and present

Springdale golf course is popular with golfers and sunbathers. But in 1777, British troops fleeing George Washington's men at Princeton Battlefield passed through here, where there was another skirmish. Can you imagine British and American troops clashing here? 

9 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Actually, yes I can. I wonder if the lie of the land has changed at all.

Mo said...

No

Paul @ Leeds Daily Photo said...

A beautiful spot. I am not a golfer but some golf courses a good places for a stroll. I find it incredible that we once fought at all. Compared to the French we have so much in common. Do not get me wrong I love France and everything Gallic.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Maybe if you shut your eyes and concentrate really hard you might be able to hear the clash of swords, did they have pistols in 1777, probably. It just looks so serene and green now Lulu, a much better scenario oui!

Adele said...

I think I can imagine it! It's a bit of a stretch, due to the peacefulness of your nice photo.

BaysideLife said...

It looks so peaceful and quiet now. Hard to believe that this place has such a violent history.

LONDONLULU said...

Thank you for all your sweet comments! Strange that a peaceful place can come from some old war site, but lovely to know it can!

LONDONLULU said...

I read that it was pretty similar to 200+ years ago, except there were almost no trees then! So glad for the trees now :)

EG CameraGirl said...

It looks so peaceful. In this case the past has been improved upon. :)