Thursday, November 20, 2014

Good Fences - Reminiscing - Harper's Ferry, WV

RR bridge and foot bridge
Can you see the steeple of the church at far left of the photo?

You might think that what I love best about Harper's Ferry, WV is the gorgeous landscape, where three states meet (Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia).  It's true, I do love it, along with the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers, but I also love

the bridges, tunnels, and trains.*

My dog Bridger (R.I.P.) was actually named after the bridge at Harper's Ferry. When Mr. C. complained that 'you can't name a dog after a bridge,' I suggested the name 'Trainer.' Nothing more was said.










Old Bridge Pilings
Where the Shenandoah River flows in to meet the Potomac

And now for something completely different...


* There are actually many reasons I love Harper's Ferry, WV.  Civil War history,  natural beauty, good bookstore, gorgeous views from atop Maryland Heights, the rivers, along with the bridges, trains, and tunnels.

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44 comments:

ladyfi said...

Lovely shots.

podso said...

Great photos. For some reason, trains fascinate me. As a child we would ride the train overnight from Chicago to NJ for Christmas --- sleeper cars. What fun to sleep to the sound and motion of the train.

TexWisGirl said...

the shot with the tunnel and trestle is very cool! trainer... ha!

Georgette Sullins said...

Well, I like both names Bridger and Trainer. Makes me think of the YA novel SHILOH about a dog in Friendly, West Virginia, named for the nearby town of...you got it...Shiloh. My grandson would love these train views.

Nancy said...

Most of the tracks have been pulled in my area, but trains used to come through town when I was younger. I miss them.

Great photos!

Debbie said...

this is a place I would LOVE to visit, I really love trains!!

now bbq and seafood an odd combination for a restaurant!!!

Missy George said...

Wonderful pictures Judy. I love trains. My sister used to live in West Virginia and we have visited Harpers Ferry several times. Beautiful area.

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, beautiful scenery, love it.Francine.

Linda Kay said...

Harper's Ferry sounds like a place I need to visit. Have been in Virginia and West Virginia, but don't remember seeing all these wonderful places.

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Judy, I love bridges! (Sweet story of how your dog was named. Trainer!) Those photos remind me of my one time in West Virginia, where I was so amazed by the slender trees growing out of all that beautiful rock edging the road. In the rain, it was simply magical!

DeniseinVA said...

A great post! I have always enjoyed Harper's Ferry, though it's been a few years since I've been there.

Sandra said...

careful lady, your photography skills are showing. these are AWESOME photos of a beautiful bridge and i love the tracks...one and four are my favorites today...

Margaret Adamson said...

Interesting variety offence shots this week.

Karen S. said...

I agree with you on all counts, especially naming your dog, (smiling down from above I'm sure) so many beautiful and quaint, yet very famous things all in one lovely location. Great photos of each, which tell a good story in every single one, including Mr. Skeleton Man!

Debby Ray said...

Oh I agree...I wann a go there too. How very picturesque and your photos are fabulous! Hmmm...I'm not sure having a skeleton out front is very good advertisement for the restaurant though...it may not speak well of the cuisine...lol! I realize he must be a left over Halloween decoration. For anyone not from the south, seafood AND BBQ go together like bread and butter...and hushpuppies and coleslaw are a must!! :)

Felicia said...

I really enjoyed your images today Judy. I've never been there but sure would like to. tfs

Terri D said...

This sure brought back memories, Judy. Harper's Ferry was our favorite get-away for a Saturday or Sunday, when we lived in Alexandria, VA. It only took a hour and a bit to get there, and we went frequently, especially in the Fall. We even took the train there a couple of times, from D.C., just to say we did. Love, love, love our times there. The little shops, the food, but mostly the scenery. I would love to go back someday.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

What incredible photos. Love the tunnel shot.
Thank you for stopping by and your sweet comment.
Wishing you a great weekend.
Hugs

Arlene Grimm said...

Another place to visit!! Thanks Judy. One of my ancestors died in a battle near there in the Civil War.

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, Beth said...

wow, this is an area that i love. big big time. we have been there probably 3 or more times. such a great area. lots of fun memories there. ( :

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, Beth said...

oh i forgot ... yes, that is a new shot. i think i took it Tuesday of this week. & for some reason the lighting was just right & i had to change all my pics over the whole internet. it is funny how that happens every once in while. i like some shot & that is the one i wish to use. i am kind of picky when it comes to pics of me. ( :

Valerie said...

Dear Judy,
Your pictures are always stunningly beautiful. =) What a wonderful place to visit.
Blessings,
Valerie

Ida said...

You brought this area to life in your photos. There were wonderful and I thoroughly enjoyed every one.

Cattails said...

Wow! Judy, these are lovely pictures.

Buttons said...

Oh fantastic photos. I love both names too. Bridger being my favourite though. Hug B

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

Great photos! I loved seeing the trains. Can you believe it? I'm going to be 57 on Saturday and I've never been on a train (except the ones at the amusement parks). That is actually one thing on my bucket list, to take a (short) trip on a train.

Have a great weekend, Judy!

happywonderer said...

Great shots. I love capturing trestles with my camera. Looks like a fun place to visit...

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love these photos. My husband and I both love trains and get excited when we see one...like little kids! Hugs!

Michelle said...

HF is such a beautiful place. It has been a few years since I visited last....I need to revisit soon.

Mrs R said...

Judy, now that's some bridge! And I love the mountain as well. Simple beautiful! I am looking forward to driving through WV (though just a short time) on our way to NC. Thank you for sharing your pictures with us!

Carla from The River said...

Great photos. WOW!
Calling the boys to come see them. :-)

Stephanie said...

Beautiful photos, Judy. And I love that your dog was named after the bridge - Bridger is a precious name.

Hugs to you!

Lorrie said...

Fences and railways and bridges and more! Wonderful scenic shots.

Jacquelineand.... said...

I so want to go there with the Great Scot someday. Years ago my father and I visited (he was both a history and a train buff) and my sweetheart would love it for the same reasons.
Not to mention the incredible beauty of the area... beautiful photos!

Julia Gibson said...

Beautiful pictures! I might have to check into taking the kids to see the trains. Thanks for stopping by my blog this week!

Julia @ Mini Van Dreams

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Amazing photos! I love bridges.

Ginny said...

Oh my gosh, the second picture! The bare black mountains are overpowering here, they are amazing. And pair that with the bridge and trains, what a glorious post! One of strength and awe.

Miss Val's Creations said...

Gorgeous photos! I need to visit Harper's Ferry someday. The diner is adorable!

Marie said...

LOVE the photo with the old bridge pilings! The photos of the bridge are wonderful also. It's so beautiful there. Nice post!

Carol Z said...

Great pictures. I've been to Harper's Ferry, but your pictures make me want a return trip.

Lynne said...

Wonderland photos . . .
Really great Good Fences!

Gattina said...

Great selection of fences !

pattisjarrett said...

Beautiful area. I haven't been to Harper's Ferry in nearly 40 years--we spent a day there on our honeymoon.

J_on_tour said...

Great to check out railway comparisons and similarities. Looks like the waiter had a long wait for his customer !!

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