December 18, 2013

Instagram Tour: A Wintry Mix of Pics From Historic Places Across The Country

  • By: Grant Stevens
Credit: @nationalmall, Instagram
“#TBT The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree looks out over the National Mall during the holiday season. #Christmas #NationalMall #Washington #DC #USA #Capitol” -- @nationalmall, The National Mall, Washington, D.C.

Since starting in the Community Outreach Department at the National Trust back in mid-October, I’ve feel like I’ve been on the move a fair amount -- moving to a new city, making a Thanksgiving trip to see friends and family in New York City and New Jersey, doing Community Outreach projects in Houston and Miami, and taking part in our headquarters move to the Watergate Office Building.

But coming from Iowa to DC, I’m used to cooler weather in the fall, and right now winter doesn’t feel particularly, well, wintery. Talking with my parents back in Iowa made me miss snow, so last week I scanned the @savingplaces Instagram feed for snowy shots from historic places.

Here were some of my favorites:

Credit: @yrpreservationist, Instagram
“My humble abode covered in snow #preservation #historic @churches @granitefalls” -- @yrpreservationist,  Sarina Otaibi, Granite Falls, Minn.

Credit: @buffalony, Instagram
“A view in my city……Buffalo NY…….” -- @buffalony,  Kevin Rybczynski, Buffalo, N.Y.

Credit: @knitterjen, Instagram
“Fisher fine arts library #philly #upenn #snow #furness” -- @knitterjenn, Philadelphia, Pa.

Credit: @wncathedral, Instagram
“#ice #apse” -- @wncathedral, Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.

Credit: @raiosunshine, Instagram
“Downtown Greenwood, Holiday Lights” -- @raiosunshine, Raina Regan, Indianapolis, Ind.

Credit: @preservewa, Instagram
“#HappyHolidays from the #StimsonGreen Mansion” -- @preservewa, Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, Seattle, Wa.

Did I miss some beautiful wintry shots?  Or maybe you have suggestions for who @savingplaces Instagramshould follow? I would love to hear them in the comments!

Grant is the manager of Community Outreach at the National Trust. He's proud to be from a Main Street Community and the Black Dirt Capitol of the World—Conrad, Iowa! Now a resident of beautiful Baltimore, you can most often find him reading, running, or out on the road saving places.


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