October 19, 2015, Patrick at Bentz

By: badkins55

Oct 19 2015

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Category: Frederick, Maryland

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Focal Length:155mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Whenever I shoot on Patrick Street I am always reminded that I am standing on the Historic National Road.  This bit of road through our town was part of the way west for many thousands of settlers beginning in the early 1800’s.

As a child living in Baltimore with my parents I remember traveling through Frederick on Rt. 4o to Wheeling, West Virginia to visit my mother’s family.  There was no Rt. 70 then and we traveled right through the heart of the Historic District along the same alignment those settlers had taken so many years ago.

One comment on “October 19, 2015, Patrick at Bentz”

  1. Once again wonderful. I set my GPS to “Avoid Highways,” so I’m often traveling the National Road, and every single time, I imagine those countless hardy souls that rode, and walked, that road.

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