Peaceful – Day 113 #CY365

I often walk through the churchyard in Downtown Norfolk’s St. Paul Episcopal Church. The oldest parts of the current building dates to 1737 but other church buildings occupied the site for years before. It is a peaceful oasis in an otherwise busy downtown, Canon G15, 1/30 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 100.

Veterans Day

Veterans Day had its beginnings back in 1919 when President Wilson proclaimed November 11th as the first commemoration of Armistice Day marking the one year anniversary of the cessation of hostilities generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.” In 1954 President Eisenhower issued the first “Veterans Day Proclamation” and the… Continue reading Veterans Day

Death’s Head

This creepy skull is on an old garvestome at St. Paul’s Church in Norfolk Virginia. The inscriptions are long since worn away but the skull remains. The marker most likely dates from the late 1600’s to the early 1700’s. The death’s head, often with wings and/or crossed bones, was a stylized skull. Some have speculated… Continue reading Death’s Head

This the Season

Getting into the spirit of America’s second bigest holiday, Halloween. This spooky photo was taken at Norfolk Virginia’s historic Elmwood Cemetery. Nothing says Halloween like a foggy graveyard. Canon G10, 1/125 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 200 converted to black and white in Lightroom using Silver Efex Pro plugin.