28 July 2009

Photo of the Week #29 & #30

I was traveling last week and didn't get around to posting. I was in Virginia on business and had an afternoon to explore. I discovered that I was close to Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown. I only had time to visit Jamestown and Yorktown.

Jamestown consists of a very nice historical museum and recreations of the fort, Indian settlement, and ships. At Yorktown, there is the Victory Center and Yorktown National Park. I went through the Victory Center and drove through some of the National Park.

This image is one of the Redoubts. I think it is Redoubt 9. You can see an aerial view here.

This image is the surrender field where Cornwallis surrendered to Washington, effectively ending the Revolutionary War.

16 July 2009

Photo of the Week #28

I like the variety of colors in this one. You can't really see it in the small size, but the patterns made by the sparks is quite interesting.

07 July 2009

Photo of the Week #27

02 July 2009

Photo of the Week #26

I hope everyone has a great 4th of July holiday weekend. And remember, it's men and women, like those flying the jets below, as well as diligent citizens, that allow all of us in the US to continue to enjoy the freedoms with which we are blessed.

A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor and bread it has earned -- this is the sum of good government. -- Thomas Jefferson
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it. -- Thomas Paine