Thursday, July 23, 2009

Angles and lines, and a step back in time

I promise I’ll stop soon, but before I do, I’d like to share a couple more photos from my trip last weekend to Mathews County, Virginia.

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I loved walking along Main Street in the town of Mathews. Such an old-timey feel.

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The old Sibley’s General Store currently houses the Welcome Center where I picked up a great map of the area. I love maps.

I also bought a beautiful gourd birdhouse for my husband’s birthday this Saturday. It was made by a local man who lives near Mathews and I think it’s beautiful.

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We also went to visit an old tabernacle. Can you envision sitting in these pews in the late 1800’s in your Sunday best and fanning yourself to keep cool?

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I felt as if I’d taken a step back in time.

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We have an old friend visiting for a couple of days. He comes back occasionally to see his family on the East Coast and we get to see him every few years or so. He’s been living in Tahoe since we were in our very early 20’s. Today, after another routine doctor visit for my husband at Johns Hopkins, we’re going to have dinner at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore. Or Fell’s Point. I haven’t decided yet.

Hope your day is a good one. Until tomorrow, my friends . . .

28 comments:

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

I miss visiting the inner harbor in Baltimore. Really, I just miss Maryland in general.

Lovely photos with the old tin type 'look'. Glad you enjoyed yourself while in our lovely state here in Virginia.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

The Good Life in Virginia said...

beautiful captures as always. hoping your hubby has a good check-up.

kacey said...

Love the sepia conversion. It sure fits the town and the photos!

Have fun with your friend.

Marla said...

Keep showing the pictures. They are great. I'm going to Colorado tomorrow and I'm sure my blog will be full of nothing by mountains for days.

Annie said...

very interesting photos Kate...that tabernacle is very unusual..an open air one?

I think you even managed to make the cars look old in that first photo!

;-)

Living on the Spit said...

The angles and lines are quite remarkable, but I love the set that you applied to give it the old feel.

Have a wonderful evening and I hope everything goes just fine a tthe doctors visit.

I am craving a crabcake now.

Daryl said...

Have a wonderful dinner no matter where you decide .. and keeping good thoughts going for A. Is the bird house a surprise? I hope he doesnt read this ..

LOVE the sepia and film grain whatchacallits

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Such talent my dear! I love this post! You did Mathews proud!

Ellen said...

Hope all goes well with your husband's appointment. Prayers as always.

Looking forward to seeing pics of the birthday gift.

Never been to Fell's Point, but been to the Inner Harbor many times. Enjoy your dinner.

Kerri said...

I'm definitely putting Matthews on my list to visit! Looks like a Wonderful place!
Hope all goes well today with your hubby's appt...and HAVE FUN tonight at dinner!

TSannie said...

Wow! the monotone really takes your pics to a new level of beauty. Love the tabernacle photos especially.
Miss you!

Mental P Mama said...

I'll never tire of Mathews shots. And it's a good thing you like maps. Or else we'd still be looking for the Sea Shanty;) Good luck today....

Days and night said...

You can really put lives into your pictures, wonderful... i love the color conversion of your post..

have a nice day

-alvond

willow said...

These pics were wonderful in sepia! Just like a trip back in time. Love that old tabernacle. Wonder how many fiery sermons were preached there?

Char said...

hope both visits go well - enjoy the outing.

the shots are gorgeous

noble pig said...

Love the B&W...it looks so old and interesting. Have fun with your friend.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I loved Baltimore when I was there earlier this year (especially Barnes and Noble!) - and i love the look of that old town in your photographs.

MaggieGem said...

These are very nice shots Kate. My husband and I spent a few days in Virginia last month and we loved it! Mind you we were in the western part of the state instead of the shore but there is so much to see. I especially loved Old Towne Winchester and Shenandoah National Park Sky Drive.

Big Hair Envy said...

I've always wanted to visit Baltimore. Now I have a good reason!!

Hope the doc visit goes well. Eat a crab cake for me at dinner:)

Lori said...

There is just something about a black & white picture that seems mysterious. These are wonderful! My fav is the one with the street sign.

Suz Broughton said...

I love the photo of the old tabernacle and the effect on it. It does take you back. Enjoying you photos of the trip.

Audrey at Barking Mad said...

I LOVE the texturing (sp) and effects you used. It really translates well into the feeling of Mathews.

*sigh*

Now I'm missing everyone again.

Hope you have a fabulous time tonight.

becky up the hill said...

Beautiful pictures. That old chapel was lovely. Thanks for sharing about your wonderful trip.

asthmagirl said...

Hope it's a wonderful visit with your friend!

Nicely done, capturing and displaying Mathews. Silbey's was one of the best parts of the trip!

Can you believe we were there a week ago?

Another Sister said...

MY turn to see you soon. Can't hardly wait.

Oliag said...

These were perfect photos to convert to sepia!...Lovely!

foolery said...

Excellent effects, Kate -- hadn't thought of it and couldn't have managed it. These are wonderful!

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