Posts by Mark

San Jose de Gracia Church

Posted by on Nov 21, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

San Jose de Gracia Church

– Click on the image to enlarge or purchase – San Jose de Gracia Church Las Trampas is a small community on State Road 76, commonly known as the High Road, between Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico.  The community was founded in 1751 by twelve Spanish families from Santa Fe.  The original village consisted of low buildings built around a central plaza.  The largest building on the plaza was the San Jose de Gracia Church.  Built between 1760 and 1776, the church is one of the best preserved examples of Spanish Colonial architecture in New Mexico.  By the time the church was...

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White Rock Forge Covered Bridge

Posted by on Nov 14, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

White Rock Forge Covered Bridge

– Click on the image to enlarge or purchase – White Rock Forge Covered Bridge The White Rock Forge Covered Bridge is located in a peaceful, rural valley in the southeast part of Lancaster County.  The bridge spans the west branch of the Octoraro Creek.  The bridge has also been called West Octoraro Bridge 2. The original bridge was built by John Russell in 1847.  Although of the standard Burr Truss design, it does, though, have one unusual feature – an upward curved floor, known as a camber floor.  The original bridge was destroyed by a wind and rain storm in June...

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John Herr Grist Mill

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in Blog | 1 comment

John Herr Grist Mill

– Click on the image to enlarge or purchase – John Herr Grist Mill The John Herr Grist Mill in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania was built in 1738. It is located on the grounds of the Mill Bridge Village Camp Resort in the town of Ronks. Most of the early settlers to the American colonies were English. William Penn opened Pennsylvania to people from other countries by offering land ownership along with religious freedom to all. One group to take advantage of this came from southwestern Germany. Other prominent groups came from Switzerland, the Alsace boarder region between France and...

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New Mexico Pumpkin Patch

Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

New Mexico Pumpkin Patch

– Click on the image to enlarge or purchase – New Mexico Pumpkin Patch Today is Halloween so I thought I would take a brief break from my usual posting and show an image of a roadside pumpkin stall I found during a trip to Santa Fe a few years ago.  All pumpkin stalls are full of wonderful colors and can result in some great images.  This New Mexico Pumpkin Patch adds that extra element with the bright red of the dried chilies.  I shared a couple of other shots of this colorful place a few years ago when talking about Autumn Colors in general.  I thought today would be the...

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Pohick Church

Posted by on Oct 24, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Pohick Church

– Click on the image to enlarge or purchase – Pohick Church Pohick Church is known as “the Mother Church of Northern Virginia”. It was the first permanent church to be established north of the Occoquan River. Established sometime prior to 1724, it was originally called the Occoquan Church. It soon became known as Pohick Church due to its proximity to Pohick Creek. In 1732, the Virginia General Assembly established Truro Parish which included all the lands in the colony north of the Occoquan River, extending to the western frontier. At the time, Pohick was the only church...

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