Three Pictures Can Tell A Story

I am determined to have another photoblog this year in an effort to make up for last year's dismal attempt. Living in Virginia and on the East Coast has so many advantages. We're within easy driving distance of the Nation's capital. We're only three hours from great beaches. We're just a hop across the pond to Europe. And yet, if I never visited any of those places, I would still have enough photographs to fill a book just by wandering the streets and alleys of my own beloved and charming town.

Won't you join me for a photographic series of trios taken in and around historical Leesburg, Virginia?

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Week Five: St. James Episcopal Church, Leesburg

The Hubby and I both have an affection for old stone buildings.  This church, built in 1875, has gorgeous stone, but also stunning stain glass windows and standout red doors. We took our Christmas picture in front of these red doors two years ago.  Another gem of a church in my town.




Saturday, February 12, 2011

Week Four: Old Leesburg Post Office

We have two  post offices in our town.  One is newer, larger and closer to my house.  The other is right across from the Historic Courthouse.  I love everything about this building except for its parking situation.  Old brick, beautiful architectural dentil molding, unique post boxes with greek key motif, vintage light fixtures – it’s a treat to mail a package there!  And the staff is friendly and “small town. The building is about a hundred years old, which is new compared to many in our town, but I still love it.  Enjoy


Monday, January 31, 2011

Week Three: St. John the Apostle Roman Catholic Church

A standout on a corner of King Street, this little church has been here since the 1800’s.  I love to drive by it and admire its stained glass windows, weathered steeple and intricate architectural details.  The parish is building a new, very large church across the street.  I hope this little gem will still be adored and used when it’s all said and done.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Union Cemetery at Sundown

One thing we’ve got going for us here in Leesburg is a literal hotbed of Civil War era history.  I’ve driven past the Union cemetery at least a thousand times on my way to the gym, library and piano lessons, but have never stopped to go in until yesterday. It is a serene and beautiful place with gravestones covered in moss bearing names from the 1800’s of men and women who lived during an uncertain time of our country’s history.  Enjoy a few shots from the Union Cemetery, Leesburg, Virginia.



And a bonus photo because this falcon was an ideal model, so I had to.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Week One: Greenway Farm Study

This farm building, with it’s gorgeous worn wood, towering silo and combination of photo ready textures, greets me every time I enter and exit my neighborhood. Though it’s original windows have been replaced and half the metal roof blew off in a terrible wind storm a few years back, certain elements like crumbling brick covered in creeping vines are original to the structure.  I’m thinking a family photo shoot is in order. What say you?