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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Some Fencing at Virginia Military Institute & My Morning Walk

For those of  you who did not see my Skywatch post, this is a picture of the front of Virginia Military Institute. It and the Citadel were the last all male military colleges in the United States to admit women.



 I shot this picture today coming back from a rush trip to the dentist. Sitting at a stoplight in a real speed trap area of our college town,  I was trying to get the new wall and fencing up above as quickly as I could. Sorry the vintage white structure is leaning, but that is what always happens with I look up to shoot. I really do need to go up and look at the marker on this building because it has to one of the first ones built.



These two iron gates when closed and locked 
form the initials VMI. They are both unique and beautiful. All of the gates at VMI are like this. You are looking at the side entrance to the school where the obstacle course and baseball field are located.



This is a close up view of the gates pictured above. 
They really are impressive. 



Last but not least some pictures of fences
 from my early morning walk before work this morning.






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19 comments:

  1. you know i love the rural ones - especially when there's grasses and wildflowers involved, too. :)

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  2. Those closeups of the gate a fantastic. i like the country scenes too-especially the one with the fence and mountain behind. Lovely textures in that green.

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  3. What a contrast between the VMI fences and those with wooden posts in the country! Each is lovely in its own way.

    Desert Fence and Sky

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  4. Beautiful buildings and skies ( -- I think I'm commenting on both this post and the last one in both places!)

    Very interesting about your father-in-law.

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  5. The VMI ones are truly impressive but the ones from your morning walk speak volumes to this country girl's heart!

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  6. That first "early morning walk" fence is my favorite. I could just lose myself in that photo! And seeing VMI was a treat!

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  7. I've never been there, but the grounds are beautiful. Nice looking buildings, too. Love those country wire fences!

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  8. I love the walk before work shots, especially the one with the letterbox. You live in a very pretty area.

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  9. What a beautiful selection of fences, strong and elegant, rustic and country - my favourite!

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  10. The fences and gates at VMI are impressive, but those rural fences, with the accompanying view are fabulous! That first rural one is just a gorgeous view! What a wonderful place to walk!

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  11. vmi is such a beautiful campus...maybe i will be lucky and one of my boys will go there ;) my older son's baseball coach graduated from there and recently told us that you can see the words vmi in the atlanta braves tomahawk...neat huh?! something to do with the fact that the guy who designed their logo was a vmi grad, i think!

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  12. Very nice photos of VMI and fencing. Is this a school where the kids live there or day school. I am interested to know. I am most impressed with the beauty. Nice country shots on your morning walk.

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  13. Great shots...VMI is a very impressive place! Love your rural fence shots too!

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  14. Very Nice..VMI is impressive n beautiful! Love your rural fences too!

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  15. The pictures of the military academy are very impressive, but I'm a fan of old rural fences. :-)

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  16. I love the mountains and the country so your post was especially entertaining for me.

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  17. Love that castle like building. I have been fascinated with castles since I was a kid.

    You have some fantastic fences as well. I enjoyed this post very much.

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