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15 January, 2011

Chez President Grant


While we were in Galena for our weekend getaway, we stopped at former President Ulysses S. Grant's home for a brief historical tour. As someone who prefers European to American history, I found the tour surprisingly interesting. Just the thought of walking in the same places as others used to hundreds of years ago is mind blowing. I've yet to upload the photos from inside the house (and in any case, they aren't as interesting out of context), so here are some snapshots of the scenery Grant would have seen as he stepped out on his porch for a late afternoon stroll with his wife (the first President's wife to be dubbed a "First Lady").






7 comments:

Emily said...

I feel the same way about historical places! Lovely photos!

Everything and Anything said...

I see you have enjoyed the weekend get away and maybe still are enjoying it. Thank you for the good luck wish. Soon, i ll be able to develop that story. Take care and kisses!

LatteLisa said...

beautiful photos!

magdalena viktoria said...

Really nice photos! I especially like your usage of light. mmmm

Paislea Elyse said...

i love these pictures!!

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Brandi said...

Do you think the reason European history is so much more exciting than American history is because there's more mystery and myth tied into it? I still just adore the stories people tell about old places -- I think your photos capture some of that so well.

Holly said...

Cool photos!! :)