Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July, 2012!

As usual, I''m a little late to the party.  I was looking over my archive trying to find something worthy to post for today and what better photo to post than the inside of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, PA, right?  This is where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States were adopted.  That should work for a good shot!  I took this on our trip to Philly last year.  Most everything in this shot is a replica of what was in the room back in those days, but the chair in the center of the shot, known as the "Rising Sun Chair" is the original.

Here is some more info about the Hall from the Independence Hall website:

Constructed between 1732 and 1756 as the State House of the Province of Pennsylvania, it is considered a fine example of Georgian architecture. From 1775 to 1783 (except for the winter of 1777 - 1778 when Philadelphia was occupied by the British Army) this was the meeting place for the Second Continental Congress. It was in the Assembly Room of this building that George Washington was appointed commander in chief of the Continental Army in 1775 and the Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776. In the same room the design of the American flag was agreed upon in 1777, the Articles of Confederation were adopted in 1781, and the U. S. Constitution was drafted in 1787. The building, inside and out, has been restored whenever possible to its original late-18th century appearance. Most of the furnishing are period pieces. The "rising sun" chair used by George Washington as he presided over the Constitutional Convention is original.

I don't have much more to say other than have a great 4th of July holiday, enjoy the fireworks, don't eat too much bbq and take care!  Thanks for dropping by!


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