oh what fleeting moments I should capture, oh what memories I should still possess

Posts tagged “Fredericksburg Virginia

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What I see is a quaint little restaurant courtyard, cozy and quiet – that I can’t get to. What I think is, were these gates open to me, I probably wouldn’t have as much desire to get in.

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There are two tragedies in life.

One is not to get your heart’s desire.

The other is to get it.

– George Bernard Shaw

 


here is the steeple

You can just glimpse the top of this steeple in Tuesday's picture "Unique". What I see is part of a large building in downtown Fredericksburg. What I think is that I am drawn to the crisp lines of a building's architectural elements, brought out by the sun on a nice clear day.

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A day without sunshine is like,

you know,

night.

– Steve Martin


something pretty to look at

What I see is the side of a building that would be rather nondescript if it weren't for several of these little indentations placed at intervals along the wall. I thought it was interesting that someone paid to have a railing put here that serves no functional purpose. What I think is that wild animals don't decorate their spaces for the specific purpose of having something pretty to look at.

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Many animals build their own homes,

but humans are the only species

that have fabricated

an entirely new habitat for themselves.

Of course, I kind of like how the old one is decorated.


Unique

This is Fredericksburg, seen from an upper window of one of its many museums. I don't know why this window had a screen on it, since it's surely never opened, but it made for an interesting effect. What I see is a lot of roofs. What I think is that this could be any city.

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Always remember

that you are absolutely unique.

Just like everyone else.

– Margaret Mead


looking up

I took this picture at a bookstore in Fredericksburg. My nephews played with a band here last summer, and I loved the space, so I went back in the daytime to take more pictures. What I see here is a lovely kind of skylight and some posters displayed for sale. What I think is that it's so worth it to take some time and look around.

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The moment one gives close attention to any thing,

even a blade of grass,

it becomes a mysterious, awesome,

indescribably magnificent world in itself.

– Henry Miller


a section of fence

What I see is a small section of the fence that surrounds a church in downtown Fredericksburg. For some reason, I find the repetition of dark shapes against the cool green background very relaxing. What I think is the detail is as interesting as the whole.

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It’s the little things that are vital.

Little things make big things happen.

– John Wooden


entrances leading out

I took this picture in downtown Fredericksburg, where there are many of these entrances leading out to little courtyards or small restaurants. What I see is a doorway to a very inviting space. What I think is that doorways were meant to be gone through.

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Look on every exit

as being an entrance somewhere else.

– Tom Stoppard