Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Watery Wednesday

One of those pre-dated posts while preparing for our son's wedding on the 27th.

The Old Stone Bridge crosses Bull Run in the Manassas National Batlefield Park in Manassas, Virginia. This area is 15 minutes away from our home and whenever we feel like a good walk, we'll sometimes head for one of the hiking trails here. For anyone interested in Civil War history, the bridge was destroyed during the Battle of First Manassas on July 21st, 1861. This was the first major land battle of the American Civil War. Some years later a new bridge - apparently similar to the original design - was built on the site of the old bridge.


Immediately after we crossed we turned right and walked along the path at the side of the river (Bull Run).



There are many trees that have fallen into the river. It was a lovely walk that took us along its banks, then up a fairly steep hill through a wood that led into an open field of tall grass and wildflowers. The trail is a loop that eventually took us back to our car.


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28 comments:

BarbiePhobia said...
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Cezar and Léia said...

wow Denise! You live in such a special place!FAbulous park and I loved the bridge and all those stones!
Beautiful post!
Thanks for sharing!
Very informative as well!
Léia

Steve B said...

This is a really nice stone arch bridge. Thanks for taking us along.

ewok1993 said...

You have such a good walking path close to home.

Congratulations on your son's wedding.

Martha Z said...

A lovely path with a sad history.

Carletta said...
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Carletta said...

Lovely shots Denise!
The lush greenery and the stonework of the bridge are very complimentary.
I love the pathway - such a peaceful scene.

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

James said...

I did a double take because the bridge and the woods look like pictures that I took. It's incredible how similar it is to a place around here.

Love the pictures, that's a great bridge.

Cloudia said...

Lovely post. Those bridges move me.
Good luck with the wedding!
Aloha-

at the cottage said...

What a peaceful little river and I love the stone bridge.

Deb

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

A lovely place to walk Denise - so peaceful. A x

Kay said...

I love how you and Gregg take these lovely walks full of beauty and history.

Anya said...

BEAUTIFUL shots :)
Nice post.....

diane said...

Another beautiful green post. Lovely shots lovely place interesting story. Don't get too nervous about the wedding.

i beati said...

I see myself walking down that path

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great photogaphs. I love old bridges and am a sucker for paths and trails.

tricia said...

Wonderful pictures Denise. Beautiful bridge. (I'm humming the wedding march as I type this)

Abe Lincoln said...

Just a nice look at the surroundings where you live. Excellent history lesson for all of us. Bull Run. A famous battle and a little known River. Amazing how one thing is juxtaposed to another.

Out of all the things I have seen related to the Human Nature, I would give you a look at Human Behavior on a "different level." Take a look at this You Tube video. I did and it brought tears of joy to my eyes. What happens to people and why can't we all get along like this all of the time?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UE3CNu_rtY&feature=related

Regina said...

Nice post as always. Thanks for the info.
Good day Denise.

Pam said...

What a wonderful place to wander around and enjoy all that nature has to offer. Great bridge!

Arija said...

Wonderful post and beautiful place.
Hope your son's wedding is a blast!

Tricia said...

Fantastic photos, every one of them, but I just love the path shot - that's gorgeous! Very well shot

2sweetnsaxy said...

Great shots. Thanks for sharing these. I love that old bridge even if it isn't the original. I think I would have really enjoyed that walk.

Martha in PA said...

Thanks for the photos! I lived near Manassas (Centreville) for a few years. It is a beautiful place.

You mentioned the girls in the skirts at Cypress Gardens - check out this post

Cypress Gardens Post

Karen said...

Those are beautiful shots...

When walking in places like this, I'm always aware of the fact that I'm treading in the footsteps of history..

That last shot is very cool ...it looks like some type of alien creature standing in the water ... even if it is just a fallen tree :-)

Nita said...

Nice photos you've got there. Mine is up as well. Hope to see you there!

Cheers,
Nita

srp said...

A beautiful place and rich with such history....so many who died in this battle...should be remembered in this way!

Marju said...

Beautiful photos!!