In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “From Every Angle.”
The Stillwater Block House was located in the Saratoga National Historical Park during my youth. Somewhere along the way the National Historical Park decided the Block House was not original to the Revolutionary War and had it removed. The Historical Society worked long and hard to gather enough money to move the Block House to its current location along the banks of the Hudson River. What a perfect location to have this historical building and a nice park with beautiful views of the Hudson River and trees across the river. In Autumn, with the red, oranges and gold it is truly breathtaking and in the winter covered in white it is as well. I have posted winter photos of this location in the past.
Today, after taking photos of the Railroad Bridge spanning the Hudson on the south end of the town of Stillwater I drove to the Block House Park to take another shot of the bridge from another location. While standing in the park decided to add two posts to this week’s photo challenge. Walking around the Block House I was able to really take the time to notice the building, how the light hit each section, the structure, lines, and detail of the building. As you will notice from the photos there is a canon placed in front of the building. It is very well maintained.
A tree was planted in this park in memory of my cousin who was killed in one of the Twin Tower in New York City on 9/11/2001 which adds to this special location. The Hudson River is very still in this area, thus the name Stillwater. The park is a peaceful place to sit and write, contemplate or just enjoy the scenery.
If you are interested in learning more about Stillwater and this historic site please visit this website. http://www.stillwaterny.org/history/towns-historical-markers/the-stillwater-blockhouse-and-museum/
If you would like to learn more about the Saratoga National Historical Park visit this site. http://www.nps.gov/sara/index.htm
Although I no longer live in Stillwater many of my family members still live in family homes. This was my mother’s birth place where she lived with her parents and 12 siblings. It is a small village where most of the people know one another and can share in the history of the village and families that have lived there.
Do you (or did you) live in an area where your own family has a history?
Love and Light!