Sunday, November 30, 2014

Ben Franklin and the Gingkos -

      No not a rock band, but certainly concerning stones -

 
                  the historic graveyard on Christ Church Burial Ground in the heart of Philadelphia.

                  Tourists stop by on Second Street - to visit Ben.

                Once inside the gates, there's a mystery and a peace in these tattered stones ...

                Here and there, a flag flickers...
  
                                 Four signers of the Declaration of Independence are also buried here.
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                                                                 Among the urns and the slabs....

                                                 it's almost like standing in an Edward Gorey cartoon.

 Thanks to Our World Tuesday a home for traveling bloggers !

8 comments:

  1. So much history and color. We have an old graveyard here with a table slab and I always think of it as Aslan's table from Narnia.

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    1. That's a great association for the slab - kind of a window into another world.

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  2. What a peaceful place. Four signers of The Declaration of Independence? Wow!

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  3. How peaceful and beautiful! I’m glad to know that you enjoyed ginkgo leaves as I did in my part of the world.

    Yoko

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    1. Nothing more beautiful than the gingko leaves in the fall.

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  4. Fabulous photos as ever!
    So sorry I haven't seen you for ages....
    We must make a date soon to catch up!
    x

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