reflecting on the site of Ben Franklin's birthplace

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Comments (4)

Nawitka on February 17, 2008

Wow! Awesome reflections, that is amazing! (They must have spent a lot of time polishing those windows for you!) Yellow star!

Bits-n-Pieces on February 19, 2008

Thanks, Nawitka! Believe it or not, I hadn't noticed the reflections at all when I took the shot! After years of walking by the building, I only just then noticed it was the site of Benjamin Franklin's birth, and the inscription and his statue are all I was looking at. So it was quite a surprise when I first saw the thumbnail!

jayzoe on October 11, 2008

That is Fantastic. Nice one. So what is the building used for now? I love your links B-n-p because I know they are safe and you are the one that clued me into that on thank's again. Zoe

Bits-n-Pieces on October 15, 2008

Thanks, Zoe! This is still one of my favorites, especially since the reflection was so unexpected - one of those surprises when I got home. And so then, here are a few more links, LOL. I think this is just an office building. Its not the building he was actually born in - that was a much smaller wood and stucco home and burned down in the 1800's. I've also found another shot of this building from 1920, and it was painted a dark color then.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 25, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Bits-n-Pieces
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX Optio 33WR
    • Taken on 2008/01/23 15:06:57
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 7.50mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash