Lord Dunmore, Virginia's last royal governor, had retreated to his fleet anchored in the Elizabeth River when on January 1, 1776, he ordered his ships to fire on the town of Norfolk. During the bombardment a cannonball lodged in the wall of Saint Paul's Church. At the beginning of World War II Lord Louis Mountbatten, First Sea Lord of the Admiralty, visited the old Anglican church and was shown the British cannonball. His comment was "Damn near missed it, didn't he?" More recently Garrison Keillor asserted the British were aiming at the little plaque on the church. Nice shot! This account was taken from the church's website. Canon 40D 1/500s at f/5.0, ISO 100, 50mm.
From 365 Project The Air Force Memorial in glows against low hanging clouds and mist. Located on a promontory in Arlington, Virginia, overlooking the Pentagon and adjacent to Arlington Cemetery, the memorial's three 270 feet tall stainless arcs evoke the spirit of flight. Taken with a Canon 40D, 5.0s exposure at f/8.0, ISO 200, 28mm equivalent focal length, mounted on a tripod.
This is a reproduction on an early 20th Century "squirrel cage" carbon filament light bulb built by Thomas Edison. In today's modern reproductions the filaments are made of tungsten, which burns three times brighter than the original carbon filament versions. They are really getting popular in vintage bare blub fixtures. This one was hanging over my table at Tarrant's Cafe , 1 W. Broad Street in Richmond Virginia. Canon G15, 1/15 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 200, in macro mode.