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Posted By: Bob Harris, 02-05-2011, 10:12 PM

Shown are Jefferson's Monticello, Washington's Mount Vernon, a reenactment in Chancellorsville, Michie Tavern and the Jamestown Church built in 1639. We spent 2 months visiting this beautiful state that contains so much history.

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02-06-2011, 05:16 AM   #2
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Alot of history in these nice shots, Bob. We lived for three years in Boston, so I was able to soak up a fair amount of early New England history, but I've only superficially visited Virginia - I sure would like to spend the time there you did.

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Very interesting historical architecture in these shots. I like that style.
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Beautiful architecture but the 3rd shot is unique. It has the look of a painting or indeed a painting?

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Thanks for posting shots of the Old Dominion. I live about 70 miles from Monticello, and about 30 miles from Mount Vernon. There is a lot of history in this lovely state.
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Beautiful architecture but the 3rd shot is unique. It has the look of a painting or indeed a painting?

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Marcus, it is a photo that I took, but I think I over sharpened it, giving it a different look . Here are a few more from this great state.
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Not to be too much of a nudge, but as part of the Jamestown Field Crew, the church in the photo while often quoted being built in 1639, but its really a mixed bag. The church tower is believed to have been constructed in the later part of the 17th century and the brick structure in back of the tower was built ~ 1900 for the 300th annivesary. Inside of the church are the remains of the foundation from the 1617 church (which was completed in 1639) and just outside of the church (about were the photographer was standing) are the recently uncovered remains of the 1608 church where John Rolfe and Pocahontas were probably married. Archaeology Magazine identified this site as one of the world's 10 most significant finds in 2010.

Jamestown church ranked in Top 10 archaeological finds - Daily Press
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Amazing buildings! I can see the history... beautiful photos. It does look like a gorgeous place to spend time visiting and exploring.

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Not to be too much of a nudge, but as part of the Jamestown Field Crew, the church in the photo while often quoted being built in 1639, but its really a mixed bag. The church tower is believed to have been constructed in the later part of the 17th century and the brick structure in back of the tower was built ~ 1900 for the 300th annivesary. Inside of the church are the remains of the foundation from the 1617 church (which was completed in 1639) and just outside of the church (about were the photographer was standing) are the recently uncovered remains of the 1608 church where John Rolfe and Pocahontas were probably married. Archaeology Magazine identified this site as one of the world's 10 most significant finds in 2010.

Jamestown church ranked in Top 10 archaeological finds - Daily Press
Thanks for the added information, we really enjoyed our visit there, the museum is wonderful. Do you do the excavations that are looking for antiquities? thanks Bob
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Beautiful images Bob. Thank you for sharing. JIM
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Bob - yes. After completing the 6 week field school in 2006, (which everyone should consider), I work side-by side with the crew to dig the site, screen for artifacts, and even photograph artifacts which is a hoot. My one individual effort was writing a 30 page report on Brewing in James Fort 1607- 1624. For addition information on the dig please visit, Home -- Preservation Virginia. Because the web page is updated monthly you can go back through several years and see us digging the church this year, Captain John Smith's well in '09, a neat workshop and cellar in '07 and another well from 1610 in '06. Very neat. Also, the Historic Jamestown Facebook page is looking for images to use as a weekly icon. Please consider uploading. It supports the archaeological work and is a great way to gain exposure.
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Bob - yes. After completing the 6 week field school in 2006, (which everyone should consider), I work side-by side with the crew to dig the site, screen for artifacts, and even photograph artifacts which is a hoot. My one individual effort was writing a 30 page report on Brewing in James Fort 1607- 1624. For addition information on the dig please visit, Home -- Preservation Virginia. Because the web page is updated monthly you can go back through several years and see us digging the church this year, Captain John Smith's well in '09, a neat workshop and cellar in '07 and another well from 1610 in '06. Very neat. Also, the Historic Jamestown Facebook page is looking for images to use as a weekly icon. Please consider uploading. It supports the archaeological work and is a great way to gain exposure.
thanks for the link and extra information, we have visited there twice over the last 6 years and saw crews working there, probably one of them was you. Bob
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Bob, I usually don't post a pic on someone thread and I hope you don't mind but I just couldn't resist. This was my favorite shot from Monticello taken last year. Of course, I was stupid enough to cut off the top of the house.



PS: I'll delete this if you would like.

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Susan, thanks for adding the photo, I don't think I have a photo of the back like this, thanks. Bob
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