Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Tracing history: War route



On Quaker Road at high noon: "Route of Washington's march by night from Trenton to Princeton and victory January 3, 1777." The battlefield is beyond the trees. A Quaker site was also founded here in the 1690s. 

11 comments:

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Strange to be commemorating the "War Route" in 1914 at a time when the world was about to wage another gruesome conflict.

Paul @ Leeds Daily Photo said...

We may be separated by a common language but I have always liked Americans, they seem to me to have many fine qualities. The Revolutionary War was inevitable (we after all had a mad king) but it would have been better for us to have realised you had outgrown our idea of a colony. The date of 1914 is most likely just chance that someone who got things done thought it important at the time.

LOLfromPasa said...

Wonderful shot, Lulu. Great composition and most interesting. Super (and a tad unusual) to see a date from 1600's in a USA blog. Cool :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's a little bit surreal to stand in spot like this and try and imagine all that transpired there. Love this very evocative image Lulu.

EG CameraGirl said...

I agree with PerthDailyPhoto that it's difficult to imagine today all that went on here in 1777. It looks so peaceful now.

LONDONLULU said...

John - WWI was a terrible conflict indeed; I think there was - for better or worse - possibly not as much notice of it by these Revolutionary commemorators.

Paul - thanks & so strange to think we ever needed to war at all! Princeton is full of British expats these days (our household included) - and it's nice that there is more peace than war associated with American-British relations in this former battleground :)

LOLfromPasa - thank you! I also found it odd even typing a 1600s date in the context of a US blog! Especially relative to the UK and, well, much of the world :)

PerthDailyPhoto - thank you & surreal right! I tried imagining what it was like for troops then (and couldn't), so odd to think this was ever a battleground!

EG - yes, I love that the whole area evokes more peace than war these days (*much* more preferable :).

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Randy said...

That's amazing.

William Kendall said...

And now it looks like such a nice, peaceful spot.

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Vey nice shots and interesting information once more!
I'm living in a village which was almost all destroyed during WW1 and there's a military cemetery about half a mile from my house!
War is an abomination and wish men could live in peace all round the planet!

Adele said...

Beautiful photos, Lulu. It really is hard to take in all that has happened here.