Thanks to everyone that visited for Bacon’s Rebellion over the weekend! We hope you had a great time!

Be sure to stop at Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown October 25th to see the Henry’s collection of hair jewelry, a death mask making demonstration and an opportunity to make your own hair jewelry with alpaca hair. 

Be sure to stop at Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown October 25th to see the Henry’s collection of hair jewelry, a death mask making demonstration and an opportunity to make your own hair jewelry with alpaca hair. 

Starting tomorrow, Bacon’s Castle will have reenactments for the famous Bacon’s Rebellion. There will be reenactors in and around the house, a musket firing demonstration and a open fire demonstration in front of the castle. Don’t miss this exciting event tomorrow and Sunday!

Starting tomorrow, Bacon’s Castle will have reenactments for the famous Bacon’s Rebellion. There will be reenactors in and around the house, a musket firing demonstration and a open fire demonstration in front of the castle. Don’t miss this exciting event tomorrow and Sunday!

excusetheapathy:

LET ME HAVR ALL THE VICTORIAN HOUSES! #capemay #victorianhouses #amazing (Taken with Instagram at Cape May)

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LET ME HAVR ALL THE VICTORIAN HOUSES! #capemay #victorianhouses #amazing (Taken with Instagram at Cape May)

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lewisginter:

Fall colors, rain & the lace house. Makes me feel like having a cup of tea. #fallinva #rva (at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden)

lewisginter:

Fall colors, rain & the lace house. Makes me feel like having a cup of tea. #fallinva #rva (at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden)

Love ghost stories? Be sure to stop by Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown on the 25th! 

Love ghost stories? Be sure to stop by Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown on the 25th! 

Haunted Bacon’s Castle is coming up next weekend! Be sure to book your tickets now! As of right now the tour times still available are 7:00pm, 10:30pm, 11:00pm or 11:30pm. 

https://preservationvirginia.wufoo.com/forms/haunted-bacons-castle-tours-2014/

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Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia
Photos by Wendy Darling

The magnificent interior of the Fox Theatre. Originally designed by the regional Shriners organization to be a massive headquarters, with theater, meeting rooms, etc., after they basically bankrupted themselves having it building, William Fox stepped in and made a deal to run it as a movie palace, while allowing the Shriners to use the meeting rooms, etc., and main auditorium as needed.

A few notes on these photos: The style of the 4,000 seat theater (with huge orchestra level and even bigger balcony) is Moorish / North African fantasy. It’s designed to give the feeling you’re in the courtyard of an exotic castle, with ramparts all around, an open sky (with twinkling stars and clouds that move), a tent roof hanging over one side, etc. Meanwhile the two large boxes/balconies on each side of the stage aren’t functional for people but are designed to screen the pipes of the massive (3000+ pipe) theater organ, plus other organ gear likes drums, xylophone, thunder machine, etc. (used for silent movie sound effects). 

When Van Gogh was a young man in his early twenties, he was in London studying to be a clergyman. He had no thought of being an artist at all. he sat in his cheap little room writing a letter to his younger brother in Holland, whom he loved very much. He looked out his window at a watery twilight, a thin lamppost, a star, and he said in his letter something like this: “it is so beautiful I must show you how it looks.” And then on his cheap ruled note paper, he made the most beautiful, tender, little drawing of it.

When I read this letter of Van Gogh’s it comforted me very much and seemed to throw a clear light on the whole road of Art. Before, I thought that to produce a work of painting or literature, you scowled and thought long and ponderously and weighed everything solemnly and learned everything that all artists had ever done aforetime, and what their influences and schools were, and you were extremely careful about *design* and *balance* and getting *interesting planes* into your painting, and avoided, with the most astringent severity, showing the faintest *academical* tendency, and were strictly modern. And so on and so on.

But the moment I read Van Gogh’s letter I knew what art was, and the creative impulse. It is a feeling of love and enthusiasm for something, and in a direct, simple, passionate and true way, you try to show this beauty in things to others, by drawing it.

And Van Gogh’s little drawing on the cheap note paper was a work of art because he loved the sky and the frail lamppost against it so seriously that he made the drawing with the most exquisite conscientiousness and care.
Brenda UelandIf You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit (via raggedybearcat)

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ganbattemotherfucker:

"Western" Land. 🎃🏫

ganbattemotherfucker:

"Western" Land. 🎃🏫

victorianhouses:

Victorian home, Third Street, Third Street, Third Street, Third Street

victorianhouses:

Victorian home, Third Street, Third Street, Third Street, Third Street

While constitutional guarantees of religious freedom are universally understood to be one of America’s foremost contributions to world civilization, there is no universal understanding of what religious freedom actually means.
Come visit the historic Cole Digges House in Downtown Richmond to discuss this very important topic: how we address religious freedom and how it defines who we are as a people.

While constitutional guarantees of religious freedom are universally understood to be one of America’s foremost contributions to world civilization, there is no universal understanding of what religious freedom actually means.

Come visit the historic Cole Digges House in Downtown Richmond to discuss this very important topic: how we address religious freedom and how it defines who we are as a people.

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