Photographer's Note

Taken on the road to Lewes, Delaware, this old barn has clearly seen better days, even if the field it stands in in full of green.

Lewes itself has seen a lot of days; one of the earliest sites of settlement in Delaware, it was first colonized by the Dutch in the 1620s, though the original settlement was wiped out in a Native American attack not long after. The Dutch tried again in the 1660s, only to have the colony - and, indeed, the rest of Dutch North America - wrested from them by the British.

Today, Lewes is a major tourist destination on Delaware's southern shore, as well as the site for the Cape May ferry, which takes passengers across the Delaware Bay to New Jersey. It still has several remnants of its Dutch past, including a recreated 17th century dutch building modeled on the Hoorn City Hall, which serves as a museum to Lewes history and to New Netherlands colony.

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Additional Photos by Andrew Lipsett (ACL1978) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 884 W: 75 N: 1695] (7511)
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