Friday, January 24, 2014

This month many years ago

"This is hallowed ground. Across these fields in the early light of the third of January 1777, Washington's Continentals defeated British regulars for the first time in the long struggle for American independence." Portico and sign by the tomb of unknown American and British soldiers, Princeton Battlefield. Unplowed snow blocked my path to the battlefield, but I found these January 2013 snaps. (More battlefield here and here.)

I'm taking a break next week. Enjoy your weekend, see you soon!
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P.S. Below, Friday AM forecast is -20C/-8F (thanks to Jack for the Fahrenheit reminder) - far colder than Alaska's 2-3C. No wonder my camera's protesting.

29 comments:

William Kendall said...

It certainly feels like sacred space indeed, just looking at it.

Cloudia said...

And later crossing the Delaware to surprise the Hessians!



ALOHA from Honolulu
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cieldequimper said...

Big history and cool shot.
-20°C sounds extremely appealing to me, believe it or not.
A break? But you've only just come back, lol! :-)

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

A wonderful view and warm tones in the air. Great !
Best regards, Synnöve

a.s.m. said...

Un precioso lugar para pasear y relajarse.
Ángel

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Love the columns. Enjoy your break!

llandudnopictures said...

Very sombre and historical... enjoy your break, and keep warm!

Sharon said...

It's a beautiful view from there! I hope you are taking a break to somewhere warmer.

Norma Beishir said...

Incredible, Lulu!

I'm with your camera. I protest every time I have to step outside!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Such a super shot, the glow on the horizon is lovely. I find it so hard to understand how it can be colder in Princeton than it is in Alaska! The world is going mad :) have a wonderful break Lulu.

apricot said...

I feel the eternal flow of time from this beautiful scene.
Have a wonderful break!

Randy said...

Nice looking columns.

Carola Bartz said...

It looks sacred in your beautiful photo!

Jack said...

That rose blush on the horizon and the silhouettes of the sitting people make this photo, Lulu.

Have a good break.

orvokki said...

Ohoh.. In Alaska so warm !!
Have a happy vacation. See soon.
Hugs

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm thinking of heading for Alaska for a few days. :)) Enjoy your break.

Tanya Breese said...

oh that's a beautiful photo...so much history there...stay warm!!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Despite our being born and raised in NJ, we have never toured these historic areas, so nice to see and read about the history. And, it was colder on the VA eastern shore too than in Fairbanks, Alaska, where blogger friends live and they let us know as well. Enjoy your time away.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Despite our being born and raised in NJ, we have never toured these historic areas, so nice to see and read about the history. And, it was colder on the VA eastern shore too than in Fairbanks, Alaska, where blogger friends live and they let us know as well. Enjoy your time away.

LOLfromPasa said...

It is a beautiful shot, Lulu. I think the cold weather is stuck over your part of the world. Still no snow for us. See you back here soon :).

Kaya said...

Amazing history and an outstanding picture with amazing composition!

We soon expecting snow and I am waiting for it. I hope it will clean our air and the sky.

Lulu, I wish you a very nice week!

JM said...

Opposite to Ciel I don't even want to know what -20ºC looks like! LOL! Great shot - postcard perfect!

Lady Lilith said...

Wow. Between the columns and the lighting this is just a stunning shot.

Peter said...

Something about the cold and snow that give it gravitas. On Australia Day, our founding day, in 1788 there was a hell of a thunderstorm and a drunken orgy!

Mo said...

Enjoy your break

Rosie Grey said...

I would protest, too… ;-)
Thanks so much for this beautiful and informative post, Jude, and have a wonderful break - at least I hope it's not a work-related break ;-)

Natasha Hill said...

That sunset/sunrise is gorgeous in the first photo, and I know it must be freezing over there at the moment - as a geography student we've been bombarded with polar vortex facts these past few weeks! - Tasha xxx

Linda said...

Nice shot! Enjoy your break.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I hope that you have headed to a warmer climate for your break, or if not, you are snuggled under a pile of down blankets!

Your snow photos of previous posts are exquisite, and that will probably be as close as I get to a scene as beautiful as yours.

Enjoy your break.

bises,
Genie