The Weekly Photo Challenge set for us by Ben Huberman at The Daily Post is Boundaries. As Ben points out, boundaries come in many different guises, social and physical, so with that in mind here is my take on this week’s subject.
Sometimes the boundary between two places is marked by a body of water such as the mighty Mississippi River. This image shows the river as seen from the Riverwalk in Dubuque, Iowa, and in the distance, East Dubuque, Illinois.
Sometimes crossing a similar boundary can even mean entering another country so have your passport ready. The Bluewatwer Bridge, seen from Thomas Edison Parkway in Michigan, spans the St Clair River and leads to Point Edward, Ontario in Canada.
Other boundaries are far less imposing. White, wooden fences separate the fields at St James Farm in Warrenville, Illinois.
This sign outside Lambeau Field in Green Bay sets out a code of conduct beyond which boundaries a good Packers fan would not even consider crossing! Right!
The boundaries of this stockade at the old Apple River Fort in Elizabeth, Illinois were not only physical but were probably a boundary between life and death itself. After the onset of The Black Hawk War in 1832, the original fort was built around a settlement housing approximately 40 people in less than a week, and was the only one to be attacked by a band of warriors led by Black Hawk himself. The battle is said to have lasted for about an hour after which Black Hawk eventually withdrew leaving only one militia fighter dead and one wounded. Elizabeth Armstrong was singled out for her help in defending the fort and it is possibly in her honor that the name of the town was later taken.
For more on the Weekly Photo Challenge go to https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/boundaries/