Wednesday, July 16, 2014
While we were in the vicinity (an hour or so to the South of Bethlehem), on Saturday afternoon we visited Valley Forge National Historic Park, 30 km N of Philadelphia. This the site of George Washington and the Continental Army's 3rd winter encampment during the Revolutionary War, from Dec 1777 to Jun 1778. No battles were ever fought here but they had to endure a very harsh winter with great privation such as these rough-hewn huts they lived in. The stone building was Washington's HQ. So it's remembered today more as a symbol of American perseverance. Now it's a beautiful 14 square km parkland for relaxed family picnics and other recreation.
Monday, July 14, 2014
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Sunday, July 13, 2014
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Sunday, July 6, 2014
Saturday we stood in line for an hour to see this off-beat art exhibit in the old Domino Sugar Refinery on the East River in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. The main statue was made of sugar - a bit gimmicky, but it was in memory of the workers (mainly African American and Hispanic) who toiled away in there in what must have been hot, hard and smelly work.
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Wednesday, July 2, 2014
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