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Antigua Sugar Mills

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Antigua Sugar Mills

– Click on the image to enlarge or purchase – Antigua Sugar Mills The economy of Antigua today is dependent on tourism. The port of St. Johns is a popular stop on the cruise ship routes. There is also a well established network of resorts and villas for those who wish to stay on the island a little longer than the few hours offered to the cruise ship passengers. Anyone venturing out of the port or their vacation home will soon see that Antigua was once dependent on a different industry: Sugar. Throughout the island are the remains of many sugar mills. Per the Museum of Antigua...

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Hunter House

Posted by on Jan 30, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Hunter House

– Click on the image to enlarge or purchase – Hunter House Hunter House is located towards the rear of Nottoway Park on Courthouse Road in Vienna, Virginia.  In fact as you drive past the park with its pick-up games of basketball and open grassland you would not know that behind the line of trees behind the sports field lies a late 19th century farmhouse. The story of Hunter House begins in 1871 when James Hunter, a doctor from Banff, Scotland, sent his two sons, John and James Craig, to find a new home in America.  They purchased Moorefield in Northern Virginia just outside...

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Stylemans Almshouses

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Stylemans Almshouses

– Click on the image to enlarge or purchase – Stylemans Almshouses The Stylemans Almshouses are a terrace of twelve small row houses in Bexley, Kent.  An almshouse is place of residence for poor, old and distressed people.  The term, which dates back to the 10th century when the first such properties were set up, comes from “Alms”.  Alms comes from an Old English word meaning money or services donated to support the poor and those that lack the means of supporting themselves.  In the case of the almshouses in Bexley, the original benefactor was John Styleman. John Styleman...

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Virginia State Capitol

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Virginia State Capitol

– Click on the image to enlarge or purchase – Virginia State Capitol The Virginia State Capitol in Richmond, Virginia was designated a National Historic Landmark in December 1960.  The United States National Park Service which maintains the register of National Historic Landmarks and the National register of Historic Places had the building designated as the “Capital of the Confederacy”.  That was until last Thursday, January 11, 2017.  Whilst it was true that the Virginia statehouse served as the capitol for the confederacy, the USNPS have accepted that the...

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Tropical Storm Hermine Sunset

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Tropical Storm Hermine Sunset

– Click on the image to enlarge or purchase – Tropical Storm Hermine Sunset Over the Labor Day weekend what was now Tropical Storm Hermine struck the mid-Atlantic and the Northeast coast. In the Washington, DC area we were fortunate not to suffer the heavy rains and coastal surges which left so much damage along the storm’s path. We did, though have some amazing sunsets resulting from the clouds on the outer edges of the storm as it headed out into the Atlantic On the Friday night, I decided to try to capture some light trails along the roads near my home in Northern Virginia....

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