Sunday, December 13, 2015

George Washington’s Seat

Wandering around Philadelphia’s old city, I stumbled upon a church that looked old.  Outside, there were some marked graves.  Some belong to signers of the American Declaration of Independence.  

It turned out to be Christ Church, where many of the leaders of the American Revolution worshipped.  

I sat down in one of the larger pews to soak up the atmosphere.  

Only when I read the shiny brass plate did I realise that this was George Washington’s place when he worshipped here.  I was sitting in Washington’s seat.  Amazing. 

In 1754, this church was the tallest building in North America.  It is still a beautiful functioning church. 

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