a peaceful moment in time.
I use to work at Lockheed Martin Corp in King of Prussia PA and spent all my free time in the Valley Forge National Historical Park.
Valley Forge National Historical Park is the site of a Revolutionary War encampment, northwest of Philadelphia, in Pennsylvania. Washington’s Headquarters, a stone house on the Schuylkill River, was occupied by George Washington from 1777 to 1778. Trails connect the key monuments and historic structures, including the early-20th-century National Memorial Arch
It’s a beautiful well keep park and just calls out to be photographed. I developed much of my fine art landscape skills in that park. The chapel is especially beautiful with amazing old architecture. I’m no longer close by so I haven’t got back to visit, but will plan a trip some day.
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Post January 5, 2013
Sunset in Valley Forge Park as I raced to climb Mt. Misery while burning sunlight. I like the quality of the light on the National Memorial Arch.
Sitting atop a hill at the intersection of the Outer Line of Defense with the Gulph Road, the National Memorial Arch dominates the southern portion of the park. It is dedicated “to the officers and private soldiers of the Continental Army December 19, 1777 – June 19, 1778.” The arch was commissioned by an act of the 61st Congress in 1910 and completed in 1917. It is inscribed with George Washington’s tribute to the perseverance and endurance of his army:
Naked and Starving as they are
We cannot enough admire
the Incomparable Patience and Fidelity
of the Soldiery.”
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