|looking up from Bloody Lane...|
Two weeks ago or so, I visited Antietam Battlefield Park, near Sharpsburg MD. (A Civil War battlefield, Sept. 17, 1862.) It was a poor day for it, it was raining awfully. I guess it did create an atmosphere.
I took a group tour bus...and there was not much getting off the bus. It took quite awhile to get there, because of said rain. Quite unfortunate.
It was the single bloodiest single battle day of American history. The battlefield is really well preserved, which makes it even more interesting to go through.
|More Bloody Lane (the only off the bus stop!)|
|from NPS website (see link on right)|
|from National Geographic website (see link on left)|
Also in May's National Geographic magazine, there was a Civil War article on Battlefield Art. Here is the online article if you're interested! And the sketches slideshow, which is definitely worth a browse. The use of Chinese white pigment to depict flames and the dark papers with the fold creases are very interesting and inspiring to me.