Tuesday, December 3, 2013

War relic {+Churchill randoms}



Did you know Winston Churchill has a Princeton connection? Churchill's maternal grandpa, Leonard Jerome, attended Princeton University and led the 1838 effort to return this Revolutionary War cannon to Princeton. (The cannon was left in Princeton by Washington's army after a Revolutionary battle, but relocated to nearby New Brunswick during the War of 1812 to again ward off the British - more here).

The cannon now fronts a Princeton eating club (this one). Churchill was an iconic 'war relic' too - and the first honorary citizen of the U.S.!

19 comments:

William Kendall said...

I did not know that!

Lovely shots... particularly the second one.

cieldequimper said...

Nope, I didn't. Interesting. Churchill a 'war relic'? Sheesh! :-)

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

A war relic and every bit as formidable as that old cannon! Nice work.

llandudnopictures said...

Very interesting... and very brave of you to look straight down the barrel of the cannon!

Andy said...

I like the first photo. Both you and the cannon are lined up for the perfect shot. :)

Small City Scenes said...

How interesting. I am glad the cannon is back at Princeton---I think.
Sometimes I feel like an old relic---yep!
MB

Revrunner said...

Interesting!

JM said...

Congratulations on the top composition. It's fantastic!

Sharon said...

I did not know that. How interesting.

Norma Beishir said...

I love the way you shot this so we're looking into the barrel of the cannon. (Is it called a barrel when it's on a cannon?)

Kaya said...

I like when you give us a little bit of history, Lulu. I didn't know that Winston Churchill had Princeton connection. This world is really small.

I love these picture very much. The composition is just so excellent!!!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful top shot Lulu and really interesting link to the 'Cannon'.. would love to know what some of the Jane Fonda stories are :) might have to do a bit of googling!

orvokki said...

Hups .. what a nice first image !
Beautiful post.

Cloudia said...

I love walking Princeton with you!


ALOHA
from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral
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Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

It looks very impressive!

Peter said...

An interesting connection - he's my hero.

a.s.m. said...

Buena foto, y muy curiosa la historia del cañón.
Un saludo, Ángel

EG CameraGirl said...

Kinda scary looking into the cannon! ;)

Catherine said...

I'm beginning to wonder which prominent person didn't, in fact, have a connection to Princeton ;) Lovely brick facade of the eating club… perhaps you'll share photos of the inside + menu one day?