Monday, March 23, 2009

82 - "Damn Near Missed"

From 365 Project
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.

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