Wednesday, January 19, 2011

HARPERS FERRY W.V...........A Slice of Americana

Talk about something being off the Beaten Path....It would be
Harpers Ferry West Virginia
A historic town sitting on the banks of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers
And a stopping off point for both the
North and the South during the Civil War......
We see it off in the distance huddled at the base of
the Shenandoah Mountains....while traveling along Highway 340 between
Virginia and West Virginia....
Stone....Brick and Mortar homes that beckon you back to the 1800's....
We are fascinated on how you reach this quaint little town because there are no signs.....
But on this trip we decided to make it a point to figure out how to cross the river to the other side and go
Exploring....
Crossing over the two rivers and zig-zagging between both Virginia and West Virginia
We must have been driving 60 mpg when the Boss spied a sign
as we approached the end of the bridge....
"Shenandoah Street"....
A sign so small with an arrow pointing to the right....If you blinked you would miss it.
Almost getting hit from behind the Boss managed to turn the Bug onto
what turned out to be the "Main Street"...of Harpers Ferry....
Almost like a Ghost Town there were few tourists wandering the streets...
With my new Nikon D-200 with ultra zoom lens in tow...
A Christmas gift from Daughter and the Boss....
I give you A Slice of Americana....





















The one thing I love about Blogging is how from the

Comfort of Your Own Home.....

You can get to see places around our Country and the World that you may never get to

Experience.....

If you would like to read about the history of Harpers Ferry you can go HERE......

I hope you enjoyed the little tour and

HAPPY TRAVELS!!!

21 comments:

Kathleen Grace said...

So charming! I love older buildings like these, they add so much atmosphere and beauty to a town. Don't you wish they would make buildings that could be used by any number of businesses over the years, like these, instead of the disposable eye sores they put up now? What a green idea!

Cathy M said...

Thanks for the tour. It makes me want to make a trip to see the town "live".

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, Sue... I loved going on this tour with you. I have always loved touring historic towns, and this does not disappoint Please tell me you got one of those fabulous straw hats in the window! Were they just display, or were they for sale. Loved those! And I loved the antique clothes (or those looked like antique clothes) on the line. The whole town... the brick, the street lights, the old signs... wonderful!

Thanks for the tour...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Yes very charming! I would love to wander around in a town like this and your photos are terrific.

nouveaustitch said...

A new camera? Lucky you! And what a fascinating subject to shoot. I'll bet in summer it's amazing. I love the street lanterns and I'd kill for that watch repair sign. You sure can't see sights like these from a plane!

Glad you're back!
Ellen

Joan said...

Sue - thank you for a tour of a place I'm sure I'll never visit but have seen through your lens. Beautiful photos as usual.
So, really, a shoemaker named LEGG :)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderful town. I love older towns. I am going to try to visit there one day. Thank you for the lovely tour.
Hugs,
Penny

Cheri said...

How charming and quaint. Your camera takes some nice pictures and thanks for sharing.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Great photos Sue! Love the tour and what a neat old town.

Donna said...

We've been through there. Great little town. It was nice to see your photos, Sue.

Julie Harward said...

I enjoyed that very much...I am so glad there are such places, wish I could go and see them all! :D

salmagundi said...

Enjoyed the pictures, but where is usual fun commentary? Surely, you had some exciting experience in Harpers Ferry? Glad you found your way home! BTW, while you were gone, my daughter bought a red bug convertible and is loving it. But it is hardly a family of four car to travel out of town. Caitlin's 14-year old LONG legs can stand about 15 minutes in the back seat. Guess they will be staying in town most of the time! Sally

carolinajewel said...

Harpers Ferry is one of our family's favorite places. It is beautiful in all seasons!

Chatty Crone said...

You are right - if you hadn't taken these pictures with your new camera - I would never get to see this Slice of Americana - I've heard about it, but now I've seen it. Thanks.

Loved it,sandie

Anonymous said...

It's my first time here, I enjoyed the great photos and wish I too could see it in person. linda

House and Garden Boutique said...

What a cute town......thanks for sharing with us! The photos made you feel like you were there walking down the street.

NanaDiana said...

What GREAT pictures. I have been through there but never stopped..and was always fascinated by the history of the place. And now, thanks to you, it was like I walked the streets myself. What a wonderful tour! Hugs- Diana

Jill said...

Hi!

I just found your blog from Julie's and wanted to say hello. These pictures are wonderful, I visited Harpers Ferry when I was a child, but I'd love to go back again. :-)You have a lovely blog and I'm also a new follower. Have a wonderful evening.
Blessings,
Jill

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What a great tour Sue!
That is the neatest little town with such quant shops and historic looking buildings!
My Aunt and cousins live in Virginia and are always inviting us out to visit. It's been quite awhile since I have been there so maybe it's time to go back.
Cindy

Peg @ Bloomfield Farm said...

I enjoyed your tour. Pa and I would love Harper's Ferry. He is a Civil War buff and I just love quaint old places. We've talked about driving to visit our daughter and stopping along the way at historic places like this. I'll have to show him your post!

Lisa said...

This looks like a place I would LOVE to visit. Right up my alley!! Hope you are doing well!!