Monday, November 16, 2009

Mosaic Monday: Historic Hopewell Village

Mosaic Monday: Historic Hopewell Furnace

Welcome to my offering for this week's Mosaic Monday, hosted by my friend Mary at Little Red House.
This is a sampling (and a sneak preview) of my visit to Hopewell Village, a national historic site in Chester County, PA. Hopewell Furnace was in operation from 1771 until 1883. The old Iron master's Home was used by descendants of the Brooke family, the last owners of the furnace until about 1035 when it was sold to the federal government. The village consists of the furnace, a large barn, springhouse, company store, blacksmith shop and several tenant homes, all of which are open to the public. We hiked in from French Creek Park, and I posted about the hike on my other blog today [link].

34 comments:

Leslie: said...

Oh my gosh! These are gorgeous, Kate! Now where exactly is this place? So I can come visit! :D

Lena said...

Must be a beautiful place. & Love the Mosaic.

eileeninmd said...

What a gorgeous place, the photos are awesome. Great mosaic.

Kay said...

I would love to visit a place like that. Just beautiful.

Ebie said...

I have the feel of an autumn country setting, the colors are perfect!
Ebie's Mosaic.

A New England Life said...

Fabulous Kate!

I like the new format you're using. It's very professional using. I tried to download it but the program doesn't adapt to Photoshop 7.0. I suppose I could do something similar in photoshop on my own ... but oh, the work!

Country Girl said...

Thanks, all. Welcome to new faces! Sharon (NELife), I used Photoshop for this template and did it myself. Olivia the photographer taught me how in a tutorial she sent along to me. I think I am doing it right.

~ k

Jeanne said...

Oh I love them. I have a much deeper appreciation for history as I've grown older than when I was a kid. What a fascinating place to visit!

Sharon said...

This is PERFECT! The processing is great and the title font works so well! Oh yeah, the shots are pretty darn amazing too. :)

Mary said...

***sigh*** LOVE this, Kate! It looks like such a wonderful place, and your photos are gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing at MM. :)

Shelia said...

This is so beautiful! I would love to go there.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cindy @ Chalk it Up! said...

Beautiful mosaic! I love the muted hues, such a contrast to my bright colors this week:)

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Oh I have to put this place on my bucket list. It is so charming and your photos are wonderful as always!

Char said...

gorgeous shots! looks like a great place to visit

Ellen said...

WOW!
Really beautiful...thank you for sharing...smiles.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Such a cool mosaic!

I love how you muted the tones-- so graceful.

If you have a moment would love you to stop by and give me your thoughts...

TTFN~~Claudia ♥ ♥

Lana G! said...

What a great place! Love it and it is going on the list of places to visit!

Caroline said...

They should buy this from you! Amazing mosaic!

Kerri said...

Lovely!

Small City Scenes said...

Excelt mosaic of a very historic village. clever of you. MB

ellen b said...

Oh this is just gorgeous! Love it...

g.suzie said...

Oh that was a 'so worth it' hike, love your mosaic. You have a wonderful eye for filming and putting it together, have a super week!

Daryl said...

Wonderful.. autumnal AND those colors work so well for the mood and age of those buildings

DesertHen said...

Beautiful shots!

Marice said...

wow this is so beautiful! :)

u may view mine if u have time

JFKlaver said...

I know Hopewell Village! Thank you for opening my eyes...

The Japanese Redneck said...

Lovely and quaint. Great mosiac.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a beautiful mosaic and such an interesting place! You've capturing the quaint feeling very well.

Paula said...

That's just charming for fall, so "New England", I especially like the one view of several of the buildings.

Bonnie said...

Oh I just love your mosaic. I would love to come to New England in the fall.

puna said...

I love this depiction of Lancaster. You captured it perfectly.

Gunsside - Norway said...

Oh i love this mosaic, very very nice colors ;)

Carol said...

Wow! Beautiful mosaic!

Sugar Creek Beads said...

Oh Kate, what a fabulous mosaic, one of my favorites! Jeanne