Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy Independence Day...


Independence Hall, Philadelphia PA
Construction began in 1732 and finished in 1756
on the building which was originally called the
State House of the Province of Pennsylvania.
It is a wonderful example of Georgian architecture.


Some events that took place in the Assembly Room:
George Washington was appointed
commander-in-chief of the Continental Army in 1775,
adoption of the Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776,
design of the United States flag adopted in 1777,
Articles of Confederation agreed to in 1781
US Constitution drafted in 1787.



The original home of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
The box on the bottom-side of my picture is where
the accused would stand during trial.
This is where the term "standing trial" originates.


The south face of Independence Hall from Independence Square.






National Treasure (2004)
Follow treasure-seeker Ben Gates (Nicolas Cage) as he tries to keep an elusive treasure hidden by the Founding Fathers, and the Declaration of Independence, out of the hands of an unscrupulous former associate.

Numerous scenes were shot in
Independence National Historical Park
and Center City Philadelphia.



Have a wonderful weekend.

...Karen







3 comments:

xinex said...

This brings back great memories since I used to live in Philadelphia. Thanks for posting and Happy 4th of July!..Christine

Karen said...

Hope you get in some sewing time this holiday weekend. I am.
Your win from the give-away was mailed yesterday so you will soon have some charm squares to play with.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I will never forget the first time I went to Philadelphia and saw all of this in person. I felt as if I were walking on hallowed ground!

Happy Fourth of July!

XO,

Shela :-)