Friday, January 23, 2009

Sky Watch Friday - Battlefield skies

These photos were taken when we visited Gettysburg National Military Park with 2 of our grandsons in June 2004. It is the site of the July 1863 battle that is considered the turning point of the civil War. Above is the monument dedicated to the Pennsylvania soldiers who fought at Gettysburg. The next three views are from the top of the monument just below the dome. And the last view is from Little Round Top near the southern end of the battlefield.




8 comments:

chrome3d said...

The place has such a tranquil and beautiful mood.

Guy D said...

Brilliant shots Lew, thanks for sharing.

Cheers!
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The Good Life in Virginia said...

good post...nice captures. i have driven through area many times but yet to do the tour. one of these days will venture up there.
thanks for sharing.

Bradley Myers said...

Ah! sunny and warmer times, good post. I only live about 30 minutes from Gettysburg.

imac said...

Beautiful shots Lew, nice open spaces and peaceful too.

RuneE said...

It is amazing to see such old battlefields today. Except for monuments and such things, it looks like nothing ever happened. Maybe that is all to the good. There is no war more cruel than a civil war.

gel(Emerald Eyes) said...

Very nice captures of historical significance. Good place to take your grandkids. Such vivid blue skies then.

Josie Ray said...

Beautiful photos, Lew. Now people can see what it looks like in the sunshine. What a lovely place it is.