Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Abandoned Buildings

This week, Cee invites us to share photos of abandoned buildings or barns. The first one is from a hiking trail on Skyline Drive in Virginia. It has definitely seen better days.

The second building is a favorite of mine that I have shared previously and is known as the Superintendent’s House located on the Dismal Swamp Canal Trail. Click here for a little background if interested.


Lens Artists Challenge – Interesting Architecture

This week Tina is hosting the challenge and we are sharing photos of interesting architecture. I don’t take very many pictures of buildings however, I found a few that I think fit this challenge. The first photo is the rocket building at Cape Canaveral. The picture doesn’t do justice to the actual size of the building which is tall enough for a rocket.

The next 2 buildings are healthcare related. The first one is of the hospital where I previously worked. It’s amazing how much it has grown since I started there in the clinical laboratory in 1970. The second one is the medical science library of Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS). Both institutions have national and international recognition

The last photo is one that is near and dear to my heart. This mansion has a long history in Lynchburg, VA but I remember it as Villa Maria Academy because I was a resident student there in 6th grade. The dormitories and school were behind the house along with a playground and dining hall. It was and still is a beautiful home. The house was in disrepair and fortunately it was bought and renovated back to it’s full glory.

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Lens Artists Challenge – Stripes and Checks

This week in the Lens Artists Challenge, we are sharing photos with stripes and checks. Here are my choices for the week.

Stripes made from protective fencing on the beach

Striped zebra swallowtail

The next 2 photos are of buildings which have checks of various sizes

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35 Years

This is where I worked for the first 35 years of my career in healthcare as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist and later as an Educator. There have been a LOT of changes!! I am still with Sentara – in a different role and facility. I will hit my 49th year in September – time sure has flown!!! Taken 07-19-2019