Random (but not really)

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Traveling WV: Harpers Ferry

The eastern panhandle and the southern part of the state are the last areas to lose their leaves. As the eastern panhandle is an easier drive, that’s where we tend to head mid-November.

It was a gray day, and a past peak, although there were still trees that had some leaves.

Harpers Ferry is another place fascinating place to wander around. There is a ton of history there–and not just John Brown’s raid.

There is also some amazing beautify.

2019-11-09_Harpers_Ferry_31

Two of my favorite spots there are ruins.

The old water-power ruins.

2019-11-09_Harpers_Ferry_51

2019-11-09_Harpers_Ferry_54

2019-11-09_Harpers_Ferry_53

Wandering around old ruins (and especially finding hidden ruins in the woods) is a reminder of the impermanence of humanity. That of these man-made structures, the only things that are left are the stones our fore-bearers mortared together in an attempt to constrain nature.

And the old church.

2019-11-09_Harpers_Ferry_04

2019-11-09_Harpers_Ferry_08

2019-11-09_Harpers_Ferry_11

2019-11-09_Harpers_Ferry_07

Leave a Reply

Powered by WordPress

books main pictures cats e-mail