Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A View From Western Maryland

Cumberland In The Valley

This is a scene of Cumberland as viewed from the Constitution Park area. The cut in the mountain is known as the Narrows where Wills Creek flows through. If it seems as if the city is divided by trees, that is where Wills Creek flows through town and the part on the left is knows as the West Side.

The West Side is where the original Fort Cumberland once stood on a bluff overlooking both Wills Creek and the Potomac River at a point where they both come together. On that site now stands the Allegany Co. Court House and an Episcopal Church.

This photo was taken with a little Panasonic 3.2 MP P&S camera; settings unknown.

As I've mentioned many times before there is a lot of history in my neck of the woods and, yes, George really did sleep here; we have his log cabin :-) Anyway, just wanted to give you a different view of my part of the world and I hope you enjoy the view.

Yeah, this is my world and you are welcome to it.


  1. Wow Glenn I didn't know you could see that much of Cumberland from the Park. And I love the George comment.

  2. I just discovered this view a couple of years ago. Do you see a couple of white specks to the left of Sacred Heart Hospital (on Haystack Mt)? One of them is my house.
    Where is the 40's kitchen display, Riff?
    Great pics!