Thursday, September 9, 2010

A View From Western Maryland

Greens of Cumberland

This image was created with a DSLR and an 18 – 105mm lens. The ISO was 200 and exposed for 1/250 sec @f/8.

Cumberland is an old city. It can date its beginnings back to the mid 1750’s. If you were to see photos of the city back in the 1800’s and early 1900’s you would see that the hills were bare of forest growth. Now, however, there are trees, shrubs and greens of all kinds in and around the city. This is but one example.

This view is what is seen from the Western Maryland Rail Station looking across Wills Creek at what was once Riverside Park. The roof of the building that is seen in this photo is that of what was the headquarters of Colonel George Washington of the VA detachment of the British Army. It was originally located up on the hill behind this building in what was, then, Fort Cumberland.

Although Cumberland is an old city it has much history about it, and it still has many historical and architecturally buildings to be seen and appreciated, but what I love most about Cumberland is the greens that now surround and fill many areas of this wonderful town.

Yeah, this is my world filled with history, greens and beauty and you are welcome to it.