Revisiting Staunton, Virginia . Part 2


These are a few more photos of my trip to Staunton last weekend. Some of these give a better view of the lay of the land.

A close up view of the preceding photo

I think these buildings are a little newer than some of the surrounding buildings. If I remember correctly, they were added in the 1960’s and may have replaced older structures. I really don’t know. I added them because the gardens are so pretty.

Sadly, the power lines overhead take away from the charm of the brick in this/these fabulous old structure(s).

This photo gives a good feel for the incline of the street.

Another good view of the terrain.

Rear corner of the old Mill building.

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25 responses to “Revisiting Staunton, Virginia . Part 2

  1. I really love the old architecture, and some how the power lines show the age as well, I love the way you compose a picture it seems to add a life to the scene…. I love your work (hobby) hardly call this work…. Brilliant…

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    • I doubt you could build any of these buildings today and replicate their charm and detail efficiently, especially since the original elements were no doubt handmade. Those power lines may be old, but I’d have loved to have gotten photographs of the buildings without their intrusion. To each, their own, I suppose. I’m thrilled you like my photography skills. To be honest, I couldn’t really tell how my photos were going to turn out until I down loaded them. I got lucky, I think. 🙂 But, I am glad you like my takes. Thank you for stopping by to visit. It is always a pleasure when you drop by and join the conversation. have a wonderful upcoming week. 🙂

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    • Thank you Madhu. And of course, as always I’m so happy that you stopped by and enjoyed your visit. Staunton is an interesting little town, so I have to give it credit for the subject matter begging to be photographed. 🙂 Have a wonderful week ahead! 🙂

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  2. Marcy, I love taking pictures of buildings. You did an excellent job with these. They give you a good feeling of the town you were visiting. Thanks for sharing.

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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    • I know what you mean, Francine. It is amazing how a little detail here, and a little detail there, can give a structure its personality. Add a little age, and the secrets almost reveal themselves in the blemishes that time imposes on their facades. Thank you for stopping by to check out these latest photos. I hope you have a lovely week in front of you. Marcy

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  3. The close ups this time help me appreciate the buildings better.

    I *still* think Staunton looks like a movie set! 🙂 How lucky for you that you have a sister there! It certainly is a perrty place to visit.

    Kate

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    • Greetings Kate, My sister has gone to Texas now, so she will be gone for at least a month. I hope to catch up with her again in September, when it cools down, then maybe visit her again. I hope to have a bit more time to visit and snap off a few more photos. There is so much of this little town I missed. It is a beautiful place to visit and the people there are super friendly. I’m glad you got the chance to stop by and get another peek at one of our older cities. Of course, no city in America is really old when you compare us to some of the European and/or Asian cities. Still this part of our Nation is where we began. Virginia is one of the original 13 colonies that started the ball bouncing as far as our Nation’s history goes. I have a few more shots from this trip, I may post. In the meantime, I hope you have a wonderful week ahead! 😉 Marcy

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    • I’m so happy to stopped by to check this wonderful little town out, Sonel. The Architecture is very typical of our aged Virginia structures. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

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      • I just love the old architecture types. We had an old post office building in Kimberley that was also so beautiful but no, they had to break it down and build a glass building a few stories high. So unnecessary. Guess I am still too old-fashioned. LOL!

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        • It is very sad, when an original structure (that is still sound) is torn down and replaced with newer architecture in the name of ‘progress’. I’ve seen many beautiful buildings replaced with more more modern buildings that can’t even begin to replicate the charm of yesteryear. I’m with you. I guess that makes me old fashioned, too. 😉

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    • I am happy to share it with you, Ann. I feel the same way when I browse your photos of the city streets in Stockholm. Cyberspace … the way to see the world on a budget! 😉

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    • I loved my short little trip to Staunton. It is located in such a beautiful spot in the mountains, too. The town does offer some lovely architecture (very typical of the structures found in this part of our nation). Thanks for visiting, Kelli, and of course for adding to the conversation.

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  4. Very nice shots of the buildings and streets. All the plants and trees are so pretty. Thank you for the tour in pictures I really enjoyed. Hugs

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    • I so happy that you stopped by to visit, Mumsy. Staunton really is a lovely little town. I wish I could have stayed longer and taken more photographs. These are but a few of the lovely sights to be seen in this quaint little city. Hugs are sent back to you. 🙂 Marcy

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  5. Staunton does have a nice variety of architecture to please about anyone. This is but a taste of what the town offers. I’m thrilled that you find my photographs interesting. I think though, it is the subject matter that I have to thank for that. I hope you’ve enjoyed your strolls down the city streets. 🙂 Thanks for the visit, George.

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    • My thanks go to you, Nelson for visiting. There are numerous beautiful little towns dotted throughout Virginia, probably throughout the Nation, to be honest. This one was one of the few in this area to escape destruction during the civil war. I don’t know how it managed to get bypassed. Waynesboro, only eight miles away, suffered considerable damage, from what I understand.

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