My Photographic Journey Around America

Posts tagged “West Virginia

Spooky House

This house was spooky, but also really cool. I’m sure in its time it was really something. This is in Franklin, West Virginia.

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Caboose

I think a lot of people like the caboose as much as I do. This one was resting in rural West Virginia.

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West Virginia Fields

I thought this bus in the field was really cool too. This is in eastern West Virginia.

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Rural Barn

This was another cool barn in eastern West Virginia.

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Mail Pouch Tobacco

Mail Pouch Tobacco ads on the side of barns are pretty prevalent in some parts of West Virginia. I think they are really cool.

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West Virginia Farm

Sorry guys, I’ve been “away from my desk” for a little bit – working on some projects and taking some time off. I did get out and do a little bit of travelling though. Here is a barn in rural West Virginia.

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Charleston Capitol Building

This is inside the Capitol in Charleston, West Virginia. It amazes me that I could have the place almost entirely to myself.

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Lincoln in Charleston

This statue, Lincoln Walks at Midnight, stands in front of the West Virginia Capitol Building in Charleston, West Virginia. It depicts Lincoln deliberating adding West Virginia to the Union during the American Civil War. West Virginia is the only state that was born out of the Civil War. I like both the realism of the statue and the contrast to our stereotypical Lincoln.

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Abandoned Building

Even a run down old building can be beautiful in the right light. I was taken by this one here in Weston, West Virginia.

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Seneca Rocks

This is beautiful Seneca Rocks here in Pendleton County, West Virginia. It is  a popular rock climbing location and one of the better known attractions in the state.

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Randolph County Courthouse

This is the beautiful Randolph County Courthouse in Elkins, West Virginia. Built between 1902 and 1904, the courthouse boasts a 150 foot tower and a beautiful arched entranceway.

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Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

This is the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, West Virginia. Even the name sends chills up my spine. Originally opened in 1864, it was built to house 240 patients. At it’s peak in the 1950s, it held around 2500 in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions. It is purportedly the 2nd largest hand-cut masonry structure in the world next to the Kremlin. Closed only in 1994, it is now open for tours (I will be back for one!), and even overnight tours! Yikes! I will see the inside of this building.

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