Sunday, April 30, 2006

Sunday and Geroge Washington's Birthplace

This morning we went to mass at St. James' Church in Montross Va. It's a beautiful 1870's building, but low church and they had forgotten how to use the kneelers. But we worshipped, and that was the most important.

Then I took Raf to the Gathering and went to George Washington's birthplace just a little northwest of where we were on the Northern Neck of Virginia.
Is that President Washington walking toward me, ready for his inaugration? This is the anniversary of the first time he was sworn into office.
This is the entrance to Washington's birthplace.
This spot was an international port...on the Washington property...where tobacco was shipped and goods received...on the Potomac.
Bald Eagles and osprey flew overhead as white swans floated on Pope's Creek at the Washington plantation.
This shows how the plantation was situated.
This is a replica of a kitchen of the period.
The original house burned on Christmas Day when Washington was a boy. This is the memorial house his adopted grandson and the federal government built near it's place...the grandson thought this was the right location, but it was really about 200 yards away.
In these trees is where the original house stood.

Spring has sprung here in northern Virginia.

1 comment:

Linda said...

Beautiful photographs! Looks like you had great weather today, too.

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