Monday, January 21, 2013

This month many years ago

{Princeton Battlefield} 


 "It may be doubted whether so small a number of men ever employed so short a space of time with greater and more lasting effects upon the history of the world." 
-British politician Sir George Trevelyan on the Battle of Princeton

The Battle of Princeton unfolded here on January 3, 1777, and was a turning point in the Revolutionary War.

17 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Isn't it amazing how peaceful it looks now? That's what I always think when I drive through the region around Verdun...

a.s.m. said...

Un paisaje de gran belleza y serenidad, con un precioso cielo, una luz suave, agradable, hacen que la foto sea muy buena.
Tus textos históricos son siempre aclaratorios y enriquecedores.
Un saludo, Ángel

Dianne said...

So tranquil .... another day another season .... this would have shown a very different image.

"Adelaide and Beyond"

Andy said...

It's hard to believe a battle took place here.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I wonder if on the night of Jan 3rd each year the ghostly cries of battle can be heard..I think I can imagine it here Lulu.

llandudnopictures said...

What a very sobering image. It all looks so innocent and peaceful now.

Tanya said...

beautiful....i'm always amazed when we visit battlefields at how peaceful they look but hold so many morbid memories.

VP said...

So peaceful and lovely now...

LONDONLULU said...

Thank you for your comments - it's amazing to me too, the serenity today versus past history.
@cieldequimper - so much happened at Verdun, how sobering it must be to drive though...
@asm - thank you and hope the history lessons aren't too mundane!
@PerthDailyPhoto - I imagine those battle cries here too, long ago but somehow still near.

Peter said...

A tranquil field steeped in history, I am a sucker for battlefields and military cemeteries, if it had gone the other way there Australian may have been French not British.

LOLfromPasa said...

I am ready for a shot like this. I think I am just about all snowed out. Wonderful colors in this historic spot. Nicely done, Lulu.

Randy said...

Wonderful photo.

William Kendall said...

And now it looks so peaceful.

It's an area of history that's always held my interest.

Petrea Burchard said...

I'm glad to see the field left as it is, with no buildings on it. Much better for contemplation of history.

JM said...

What a fabulous country scene!

Adele said...

Very thought provoking. And lovely.

Chrissy Brand said...

Wonderful vista!