Thursday, February 9, 2012

crocus 2

Nancy Herman
6" x 8"
oil on canvas

Here is another view of Manyunk from the Cynwyd Heritage Trail.  Since I am spending so much time peering into the windows of the houses there, I thought it would be a good idea to find out more about Manyunk.  Here is a link to its quite interesting history in Wikipedia.  
Some of the highlights are that Manyunk has the first canal begun in the United States.  It was once called Flat Rock because of the very large rock near the bridge.  The name Manyunk, however, comes from the Lenape word for river "Manaiung", or place to drink.  The Lenape seem prescient as Manyunk probably has the most bars and restaurants in the area.