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I visited Harpers Ferry last fall and forgot to download the images. This is the street leading into this historic little town and as you can see sitting above it is St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church.

St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia occupies a prominent location on the heights above Harpers Ferry. The original church was built in 1833 in a pseudo-Gothic style which it kept through the Civil War, in which it was the only church in Harpers Ferry to escape destruction. The church was extensively altered in 1896 in the then-popular Neo-Gothic style to produce the church seen today. The church commands a sweeping vista across the gorge of the Shenandoah River above its confluence with the Potomac River. A short trail leads from the church to Jefferson Rock. St. Peter’s Church is a mission church of St. James in Charles Town.

U.S. National Register of Historic Places

Photographed with a Nikon D90 and a Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Wide Angle Lens

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  • canonman99
    canonman99over 2 years ago

    very nicely done Monte

  • Thanks, always appreciate your comments

    – Monte Morton

  • Jeff Palm Photography
    Jeff Palm Phot...over 2 years ago

    Fantastic Monte!! Gorgeous image!

  • Thanks Jeff

    – Monte Morton

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 2 years ago

    beautifully done, Monte … i love Harper’s Ferry!!!!

  • Greatly appreciated Lois, thank you!

    – Monte Morton

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 2 years ago

    Monte, this is a truly wonderful piece of art!

  • Thanks Aunt Dot

    – Monte Morton

  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...over 2 years ago

    oh, what a beautiful place… And I’m so envious! I love buildings such as that and I LOVE bookshops! :)

    Excellent image!!!!

  • Thanks Donna

    – Monte Morton

  • normanorly
    normanorlyover 2 years ago

    Excellent image!!!!

  • I appreciate that, thanks!

    – Monte Morton

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanover 2 years ago

    Fabulous composition and color, Monte!

  • Thank you Monnie

    – Monte Morton

  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardover 2 years ago

    This is gorgeous, Monte.

  • Thank you Sheryl

    – Monte Morton

  • Lucinda Walter
    Lucinda Walterover 2 years ago

    Excellent capture.

  • Many thanks!!!

    – Monte Morton

  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindover 2 years ago

  • Greatly appreciated, thank you!

    – Monte Morton

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