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Grant Park

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 17 December 2018 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The view of Grant Park from across the Galena River in Galena, Illinois.
Grant Park is named after Ulysses S. Grant, who resided in Galena, Illinois for a good portion of his life.

He was the 18th President of the United States, Commanding General of the Army, soldier, international statesman, and author. During the American Civil War, Grant led the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy with the supervision of President Abraham Lincoln. During the Reconstruction Era, President Grant led the Republicans in their efforts to remove the vestiges of Confederate nationalism, racism, and slavery.

This view is looking southeast across the Galena River toward Grant Park.

The concrete letters used to spell "GRANT PARK" built into the hillside were damaged in a mud slide during a severe storm in July of 2011. Dylan Einsweiler, of Galena Boy Scout Troop #95, restored the letters during 2013-2014 for his Eagle Scout project. The Galena Lumber Company, Lemfco, Inc. and the Galena Foundation donated materials and resources to complete the project. Over 25 individuals volunteered their time and services totaling over 500 hours.

Photo captured October 15, 2018.

NIKON D7000 1/45 second F/11.0 ISO 200 22 mm

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By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

What magnificent park. I love all tones of green and gold of this photo.

17 Dec 2018 5:34am

Ginnie from Netherlands

Wonderful information regarding this park AND our 19th President, Steven. That was back when the Republican party really did stand for something! (sigh)

17 Dec 2018 6:31am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Un bel endroit avec de superbes nuances de vert.
Bonne journée Steven

17 Dec 2018 7:11am

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

many thanks for the very interesting informations. It seems to be a very well-kept park, I like the different tree species and the pavilion

17 Dec 2018 7:20am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Very nice and colorful sujet.

17 Dec 2018 7:33am

Marcel P. from Belgium

Où se donner rendez-vous !

17 Dec 2018 8:42am

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, colors, lights & shadows!
Lovely park!

17 Dec 2018 9:50am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A very nice scene with excellent color Steven.

17 Dec 2018 10:59am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I fee the refreshing air !

17 Dec 2018 11:13am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

This seems like a very interesting place. Also Thanks for the information provided.

17 Dec 2018 11:31am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Lovely light and colour with good background documentary

17 Dec 2018 11:38am

Marité from France

J'aime vraiment les tons de vert ! Un parc qui semble très serein.
Bonne journée.

17 Dec 2018 12:03pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Stunning light and greens. beautifully composed landscape.

17 Dec 2018 1:53pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

It's such a beautiful park. Good for Dylan and his Eagle project for restoring those letters.

17 Dec 2018 1:58pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

An excellent visual and written presentation.

17 Dec 2018 2:40pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Looks a lovely image with beautiful splash of green..
And thank you for the wonderful write up too :)

17 Dec 2018 2:51pm

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Still lovely green and the name is clear ;-0

17 Dec 2018 2:59pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique espace de loisir....

17 Dec 2018 4:02pm

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

Very interesting story about this park.
A fantastic photo with the water and the green colors.

17 Dec 2018 5:06pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Very beautiful colors in such flattering light. I enjoyed the text too.

17 Dec 2018 6:52pm

willy from Belgium

un superbe parc aux jolies couleurs Steven


17 Dec 2018 7:15pm

existenceartistique from Angers, France


17 Dec 2018 7:23pm

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle photo de paysage

17 Dec 2018 7:36pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

It's nice that the image spells out it's own title. Interesting info.

18 Dec 2018 12:22am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

they sure want you to know where you are! this looks like a spring or early summer shot. I'm sure it is brown now, and perhaps covered in snow.

18 Dec 2018 2:44am

@Harry: No snow unfortunately. Looks like it will be a Brown Christmas this year.

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A beautiful view. This looks like a really lovely park. It is nice to have a park named after a president. Beautiful color.

18 Dec 2018 3:01am

Martine Girard from France

Jolie vue avec le petit kiosque.

18 Dec 2018 3:23am

Remus from Portugal

A place where the man-made is in complete harmony with nature.

18 Dec 2018 3:31pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Génial l'inscription en blanc dans ce vert et par quelle vue et décor
Belle soirée

18 Dec 2018 5:10pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

Ha ha, do you have ha-has in the States?

18 Dec 2018 6:59pm

Rolérot from Hainaut, Belgium

Beautifully composed landscape Steven

17 Feb 2019 5:31pm