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Walking in Wilmington – Reflections on Glass
We end our series of images from around the Wilmington, Delaware area with a composition of reflections from and stairs through glass windows.
Walking in Wilmington – Lighting Up a Crane
The golden rays of the setting sun light up a crane at the riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware
Walking in Wilmington – A View of Stairs Through Glass
Symmetry of stairs through glass in a modern building in Wilmington, Delaware
Walking in Wilmington – Unusual Birdhouses
Saw these interesting and unique birdhouses on the riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware
Walking in Wilmington – Auto Art
An interesting art piece on the sidewalk in Wilmington, Delaware
Walking in Wilmington – A Colorful Food Truck
A striking food truck on the sidewalk in Wilmington, Delaware
Walking in Wilmington – Picketers
Interesting characters join other picketers at a line in Wilmington, Delaware
Walking in Wilmington – A Colorful Model
A colorful model of a railroad engine near the riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware
Signifying Strength – New Castle
A stone engraving at the New Castle Historic Society building, New Castle, Delaware, depicting a hawk and a canyon, possibly signifying strength during war
Old and New Taverns in New Castle
There are remnants of historic pubs along with newer drinking establishments in older buildings in New Castle, Delaware.
A Cobblestone Street in New Castle
Step back in time and experience the charm and beauty of colonial New Castle, Delaware. Walk the cobblestone streets and enjoy the historic sites of this riverfront community.
Historical Monuments in New Castle
Historic New Castle, Delaware is located just 10 minutes south of downtown Wilmington. Overlooking the Delaware River, Historic New Castle is the oldest continuously occupied town in the Delaware Valley. Thanks to preservation efforts, this vibrant, fully occupied community remains one of the most important Colonial/Federal villages in America – second only to Williamsburg, Virginia in the number and authenticity of its historic structures.
Pictured below are the New Castle Court House, Immanuel Episcopal Church, Amstel House and a statue of William Penn (founder of Pennsylvania).
The views, at Winterthur Gardens in Delaware, in every direction are important to the whole. The paths are an integral part of the overall design, curving rather than straight, following the contours of the land, passing around trees and water, and drawing walkers into the garden.
Winterthur Glade Garden
Gardening was H. F. du Pont’s first love. He experimented with thousands of plants, refining the color combinations that are the essence of the Winterthur Garden in Delaware. Winterthur’s naturalistic garden is a masterpiece of color and design and is surrounded by nearly 1,000 acres of meadows, farmland, and waterways. We didn’t experience the blooming colors during our visit as the flowering season had ended.
Winterthur Reflecting Pool
The Reflecting Pool at Winterthur in Delaware is one of many charms at the elegant gardens of the former du Pont estate.
Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library is an American estate and museum in Winterthur, Delaware. As of 2011, it houses one of the most important collections of Americana in the United States of America. It was the former home of Henry Francis du Pont (1880–1969), a renowned antiques collector and horticulturist.
A Majestic Eagle Carving at Winterthur
Located in the lobby of Winterthur Museum in Delaware is a 3-foot high wooden eagle sculpture with a 14-foot wingspan.
Winterthur in Delaware
More than fifty years ago, Delaware native Henry Francis du Pont began welcoming visitors to his childhood home, Winterthur, to see its magnificent gardens and view his amazing collection of decorative arts and architecture. Visitors to Winterthur Museum and Gardens experience a 175 room mansion and will be amazed by the nature and extent of its holdings.
Wilmington War Memorial and Fountains
A small park with water fountains in Wilmington, Delaware and a statue honoring those who died in wars