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Showing posts with label Virginia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Virginia. Show all posts

Saturday, October 18, 2014

2014 Valor Run and the 17th Anniversary of Washington DC's Women in Military Service Memorial

Below are some shots from the end of a 160 mile run to honor the 160 women killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. For more information, go to and

The run ended at the Women In Military Service For America Memorial at Arlington Cemetery.

Today was the 17th anniversary of the Memorial which coincided nicely with the end of the run.

Here's some information in the Memorial from

The Women In Military Service For America Memorial (Women’s Memorial) is the only major national memorial to honor the service of America’s 2.5 million servicewomen, past and present, beginning with the American Revolution.

Our mission is to tell the story of women’s service, collectively and individually. Collectively, through our exhibits, programs and activities, informational materials, audio-visual productions and world-class archive. Individually, through the Register, the computerized interactive database of the nation's servicewomen, past and present.

The Women’s Memorial, located at the Ceremonial Entrance to Arlington National Cemetery, is a 33,000 sq. ft. Memorial and Education Center. Dedicated on Oct. 18, 1997, the Memorial houses an exhibit gallery chronicling the history of women’s service, a 196-seat theater, Hall of Honor, conference room, gift shop and an outdoor terrace and Court of Valor. The heart of the Memorial is the Register, an interactive database that includes the name, picture, service history and awards and decorations of nearly 245,000 past and present servicewomen, who have taken their rightful place in history for generations to come by registering their service with the Memorial.

Friday, April 11, 2014

An afternoon visit to Fredericksburg, Virginia

Below are a few shots from a short tour through Fredericksburg, Virginia this afternoon.

Downtown Fredericksburg. 

Amtrak crosses the Rappahannock.
On the Rappahannock bridge looking back toward town. 

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Lorton Prison through the Hipstamatic Camera

Tower overlooking the SHU rec yard.
I've done some shoots at several of the old Lorton prisons before, but not using the Hipstamatic camera app.  These shots were all taken with various lenses and films of the app, and I tried to stick with mostly a grainy and black & white look throughout.  No bright colors and no funky effects.   I've got some older Lorton shots I plan to put up some day too.

Housing units reflected in the chow hall windows.

Reflections across the compound.

The housing units are now art galleries, multi-purpose rooms and class rooms.

Outside the kitchen.

There are several murals still present on the buildings. 

This was taken through the hole where the lock used to be.  The gymnasium seems to be a storage room now.  Basketball hoops and nets are visible at the top and across on the back wall.
North western side of the gym.
Down the stairs toward the lower gym.
One of the housing units looking out onto the main compound.

Friday, July 12, 2013

A Summer Motorcycle Ride Through Rural Virginia and the Death of Stonewall Jackson

A nice day just screams for a bike ride, and of course I took a camera.....

Fairfield Plantation.  The chimney on the left is the fireplace in the room where, on May 10, 1863, Stonewall Jackson succumbed to injuries received 8 days earlier at Chancellorsville, VA. 

I'm always fascinated by the old Astra Motel on Jefferson Davis Highway, south of Massaponax.  This old station wagon has been sitting out front as long as I can remember.