The Ordinance

A week ago yesterday, we were in the midst of a sleet and snow day, so, of course, I grabbed the new lens The Hubs got for me for Valentine’s Day, pulled the four-wheel drive out of the garage, and hit the streets. It certainly wasn’t a wasted day, though, since I got this!

The Ordinance

Seriously, I don’t think I even realized the time trip I was taking while I was looking through the lens. With a little work in post-processing, I ended up with a dang real-life postcard!

These are The Ordinance buildings in Jefferson Barracks National Park and they are preserved as they were back in during the Civil War era and immediately following.

I love this park in the winter. In the summer, the park is full of people. Which is awesome, don’t get me wrong. But, in the winter, the park is almost deserted. It’s so incredibly peaceful. And, when you find these structures scattered around in the trees, with no indicator of modern day within your scope of vision, it’s strangely surrealistic.

I was so glad I stopped and got out of my SUV, because I don’t know that I’ll ever see these beautiful little buildings in just this way again…

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