Sunday, March 1, 2015

Only in Bucks County: Washington's 283rd Birthday Bash

 
 
Last weekend I was sent on a photo assignment to cover Washington's Birthday celebration at the Washington Crossing Park Visitor's Center. My job was to take photos while General Washington cut a really cool cake that was donated by a local pizza shop. (Note that the cake was so large that he opted to cut it with his sword!)



 
 Seven time Washington re-enactor John Godzieba. 

It was a big cake.
Luckily, George had his sword handy.

More interestingly, the historic buildings that are grouped around that part of the park were open
for visitors with living history demonstrations going on. 

The first one I visited was the Blacksmith's barn.

 

 



Wandering down the main trail...
 

 
This kind Colonial woman invited me in to tour the     House. 



Colonial women eating 20th century cake!

This bed was SMALL. Short people back in the day and all...

 
 
 
                                       Headquarters.
 
I had the opportunity to see the inside of The Durham Boat House next.
Durham boats were the type of boats used to carry cargo up and down the Delaware, and Washington's choice for his army's attack on Trenton.



 

And finally, a few more shots of the 19th century Taylorsville homes and the Delaware River on the way back to the car:
 


 
Porch detail.
 
 
                                                            Shoe Selfie ;)


"People are trapped in history, and history is trapped in them."
~James Baldwin




3 comments:

  1. You take really good pictures. Thanks for sharing! It looks like it was a very nice afternoon.

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  2. Nice pictures, Your selfie reminds me of Jennifer Lawrence.

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  3. Awesome! I really enjoy your photos and comments. You are so good at this. Please please end me the selfie photo!! I really want to frame that.

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