I just can't get enough of these vintage postcards. The graphics...the history. So good. Here are some more I got today:
Built as a military camp during the War Of 1812, Battery Park history may be martial, but contemporary use is recreational. In the summer there are concerts, there's a playground that my kids used to love. And the view, like so many views of Lake Champlain, is breath taking.
Rock Point is to the North of the city. Much celebrated in postcards, this thrust fault rock formation is geologically interesting:
One of the geologically most famous localities in Vermont (along with the world’s oldest reef in the Champlain Islands) is the Champlain Thrust, visible along the shoreline of Lake Champlain at Lone Rock Point, in Burlington, Vermont. In order to understand its significance we need to first understand what a “thrust” is. A “thrust” (geological shorthand for a “thrust fault,”) is a type of fault. A fault is a fracture in rocks where there has been movement. There are several types of faults and a “reverse fault” is one where older rocks have been pushed up over younger rocks. Geologists call a reverse fault where the fault is at a low angle to the Earth’s surface, a “thrust fault”." source
In the South End of the city is Red Rocks, which I've shown before, but here are a few images I got recently:
That's it for today's tour. More to come for sure.