On this day 6th September, 1620, 149 Pilgrims, The Pilgrim Fathers, set sail from Plymouth in the Mayflower bound for America-the New World. The Pilgrim's story of seeking religious freedom has become a central theme of the history and culture of the United States (The Mayflower Steps in Plymouth)
The "storm glass" is regarded as the oldest barometer in the world. Historians elieve the Pilgrim Fathers sailed to America using these rudimentary barometers and the Moors are said to have used similar instruments during the 8th Century. A low level of liquid in the spout indicates “high pressure” and fair weather can be expected. A high water level is associated with “bad” weather. • Simple and accurate • Solid mahogany with gloss finish • Food colouring changes the water colour t...
https://flic.kr/p/U1FwDJ | Pieterskerk, Leiden | The Pieterskerk is a late-Gothic church in Leiden dedicated to Saint Peter. It is best known today as the church of the Pilgrim Fathers where John Robinson was buried.The stained glass windows were completely destroyed in the gunpowder explosion of January 12, 1807. The windows were boarded up, and it wasn't until 1880 that a large-scale restoration took place.The building was deconsecrated in 1971. Made with Fuji X20 and NIK SilverEfex Pro2
Mayflower Steps - The Mayflower Steps are close to the site in the Barbican area of Plymouth, south-west England, from which the Pilgrim Fathers are believed to have finally left England aboard the Mayflower, before crossing the Atlantic Ocean to settle in North America on 6 September 1620. The traditional site of their disembarkation in North America is Plymouth Rock.
Delfshaven is a borough of Rotterdam. It was a separate municipality until 1886. On 1 August, 1620 the Pilgrim fathers left Delfshaven with the Speedwell. Since then, the town's Oude Kerk has also been known as the Pelgrimskerk, or in English, the "Pilgrim Fathers Church". You can see this church on the left. Made with Fuji X20 NIK Analog Efex Pro2