Monday, April 20, 2015

Strasburg Museum

Strasburg, Virginia 

The building that now houses the Strasburg Museum began life as the Strasburg Steam Pottery Company. In 1913 the building became the Southern Railway depot which operated into the 1960s.

German settlers, mostly from Pennsylvania began to arrive in the 1730s and Strasburg was chartered in 1761. During the Civil War, the town was strategically important as a key railroad center strategically vital to the South's reliance on the agriculturally rich Shenandoah Valley.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Third Sunday - April 2015

Pearisburg, Virginia 

Christ Episcopal Church - 1910

The Arts and Crafts inspired architecture of this small church is said to be patterned after Christ Church in Bradford, New York. The church was partially destroyed by fire in 1926. The concrete foundation and walls faced with river cobblestone survived the fire and by 1933 the church was rebuilt to its original form.

Pearisburg is a small town nestled in the mountains of southwestern Virginia.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Saturday morning

Greene County, Virginia 

"April is the cruelest month" - T.S. Eliot

Spring is not always idyllic. Earlier this week I walked down the lake. In the woods ATVs had cut ugly swaths through the carpet of moss and running pine. No spring wild-flowers brightened the forest floor. The sky was overcast and the lake was muddy brown from the recent rains. I sat down on a log at the edge of the lake and looked out over the brown water at a forlorn bench perched precariously on a sagging dock.

Two geese suddenly rose from the water and circled overhead, their flight strong and true against the gray clouds. Then they were gone, and I walked back into the woods to see what I could see. Spring doesn't last very long.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Shenandoah evening

Warren County, Virginia

The change of season is in full swing here in central Virginia. Hope you are enjoying the weather where you are and have a chance to get out to look and listen.

Our Third Sunday post this month is a lovely Arts and Crafts inspired church in southwestern Virginia. Have a great weekend, and thanks for reading Photography In Place.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015