One of my favorite days this winter was spent walking in Brooklyn and Plymouth Church was one of the sights I most enjoyed seeing. This historic congregation, a major stop on the Underground Railroad in New York City, was founded in 1847 by New Englanders who wanted a Congregational Church like the ones in which they were accustomed to worship. It was founded, and remains, in beautiful Brooklyn Heights.
The stained glass windows are not only beautiful, but have deep historical significance. They depict scenes of personal liberty, political liberty and religions liberty.
This scene is a few blocks from the church. The neighborhood is tree-lined and light-filled, with many historic brownstones still standing.
Today there is not a drop of snow left in New York City, though yesterday was cold, icy and snowing. I spent the day doing many errands for my trip to Peru. I started planning this last summer, and in less than two days I will be leaving for Lima. I feel more organized that I have for most trips, and thankfully my insect repellant and mosquito repellant bracelet -- great reviews on Amazon -- arrived tonight. I'm not sure how often I will blog, but I will try to post pictures on Facebook. If anyone would like to connect there, just leave me a comment, and I will be in touch.
As ever, thanks for visiting and take good care.