Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Friday, March 7, 2014
All of the pictures from Luray this week were taken on a windy and cold afternoon last month. It was not an ideal day for photography. The winter sun was harsh and there was not a cloud in the sky to soften the light, but I was there, my time was limited, and so I had to make the best of it. Later in the day when the sun was low in the sky conditions improved somewhat but it was still cold. Snow was falling the next morning. It has been a long winter.
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Thursday, March 6, 2014
Surrounded by hardwood forests and with plenty of water available from nearby streams, Luray was an ideal location for a leather tannery. The Borst Tannery operated in Luray up until 1863 when it was burned by the Union Army. In 1882, the Virginia Oak Tannery was built and operated in Luray until 1980, when tanning operations ceased.