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The confluence

From the Point of Rocks in Harpers Ferry, you can see the confluence of the Potomac (left) and Shenandoah rivers. It is also the area where three states meet: West Virginia, Maryland on the left and Virginia on the right.

Best to view in "Original" because other versions resized by Pbase are decidedly unsharp.


We took an hour-and-a-half drive the other day to historic Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Due to its strategic location at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers, it hosted the first ferry and then first railroad bridge across the Potomac and served as the only rail link between the Northern and Southern states during the Civil War. It was also the site of the famous raid by abolitionist John Brown on the town’s arsenal in 1859 in the hope of starting a slave revolt across the South, which was put down by then-Lt. Col. Robert E. Lee. Brown was subsequently tried and hanged for treason.

Trestle view, posted earlier:

Nikon Z 7 ,Nikkor Z 24-70 f4 S
1/200s f/10.0 at 70.0mm iso100 full exif

other sizes: small medium large original auto
Zoltán Balogh22-Jun-2019 15:10
Truly beautiful and impressive! V
Julie Oldfield19-Jun-2019 00:10
Wow! Amazing. V
Graeme18-Jun-2019 23:25
A very good wide shot of this river and bridge, Helen.V
LynnH16-Jun-2019 14:02
A beautiful part of the country. I love Maryland and West Virginia. V
janescottcumming15-Jun-2019 21:54
Very well shown! Interesting to see three states at the same time. Are those people in rafts I see? V
PauloCGama15-Jun-2019 21:42
Thanks for the explanation, Helen.
Beautifully done. vv
Hank Vander Velde15-Jun-2019 21:32
Nice scene well captured and well explained Helen.
Pieter Bos15-Jun-2019 20:28
Very powerful. ~V
Hennie & Lies Lammers15-Jun-2019 19:55
Nicely composed image. V
John Reynolds LRPS15-Jun-2019 18:57
An impressive 'riverscape'. V.
Colin Storey15-Jun-2019 18:10
Wonderful scene of these powerful waters.
Liz Bickel15-Jun-2019 17:39
Most interesting.
Tom Munson15-Jun-2019 15:19
This is a beautiful capture.
Jim Coffman15-Jun-2019 14:22
A very interesting and informative capture!