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Hello Everyone, Thank you for viewing my photos. I enjoy photography and do it for fun. I am not fancy. I use a little Samsung point and shoot. I would love to have something nicer, but till that day arrives I will make use of what I have. While I am wishing.... I would love to be able to make a living by shooting photos. That's my dream job. Does anyone want to hire me? As you look through my portfolio here at Panoramio, you will notice that my photos tend to be of things that have some sort of historic meaning to where I live. I am trying to document the area as best that I can, as are some of the other folks that I see here at Panoramio. You will find in my portfolio old churches, courthouses, taverns, shops, general stores, homes and abandoned homes. Please feel free to leave comments. I love hearing from people from all over the world. Again, thank you. r.w.dawson Also visit me at my website. www.wix.com/virginiahistoryphoto/rwdawsonphotography

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Decent steaks and it won't break you wallet eating here.

Lucien Kivit - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Happy New Year ! Greetings.

Thanks DW. This is on a hill. In fact a few feet behind me and the hill drops off to the road rather rapidly.

Pretty nifty find. I suppose any army will be put to moving rocks around to keep it out of mischief when things are slow--and as we know, winters can be unpleasant even in Virginia. The Yankees along the East Coast probably didn't have to dig in quite so deeply. My great great grandfather writes of living in eight-man Sibley tents in encampments during the early years of the war, but after that he seems to take no interest in their quarters--by the end of the war, evidently the sole survivor of his Company after the Battle of Wyse's Fork, NC, he is waiting to be shipped home to Connecticut from New Bern, NC. Which probably wasn't so cold as Stafford County at any point.

Used to have nightmares about underpasses like these, although at least this one has two lanes. But you have done a nice job on the "swallow-you-up" quality of the tunnels. YSL!

Thank you, Leo! It is clear that a tremendous amount of money and effort has been put into the "restoration" of this church, but I feel the result has produced a "new church" that must be very representative of the original. There is a lot of information about the church and even floor plans at Google but unfortunately there is not yet a history of the church posted there.

Thank you, Leo, and Happy New Year!

That I think is an excellent observation, r.w., and I think it would be quite appropriate to say that it IS folk art. For a single example, I should have taken more detailed photographs of the two golden angels over the porch roof, as I think they support your observation entirely--there is nothing generic about them but their wings and their pose.

The amount of original thinking that went into the detailed design of the facade is most impressive. As usual, I must thank you for putting into words what has been running through my mind ever since I saw the church--and you might like to compare it with the major church farther downtown in Newport News at Google



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