Thursday, February 12, 2009

Sky Watch Friday February 12, 2009

Sky Watch Friday
February 12, 2009
This is Lorton, Virgina. This is where Washington D.C. used to send all their bad guys to prison in the Virginia countryside. Now the prisoners are gone. The countryside has become upscale housing communities, with schools and parks and shopping centers. The prison has lots of architectural interest. Lots of buildings with archways make it resemble the lawn at the University of Virginia. Today this former prison is being transfered into the Lorton Arts Center that will rival Wolf Trap with shows and the Torpeado Factory in Alexandria with artists in residence. We came here yesterday to view the art of some of the artists. Art classes are also offered here.
Happy Valentine's Day Weekend! Now go visit some more Sky Watch Friday blogs: http://skyley.blogspot.com/

12 comments:

Guy D said...

Wow thats a great shot and thanks for the info.

Have a great weekend!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

fishing guy said...

Joann: That is a cool shot through the arch.

Lew said...

Great use of space! Nice shot through the arch.

Lew said...

Great use of space! Nice shot through the arch.

Susie of Arabia said...

I think the building will make a much nicer arts center than a prison! I love shots through archways like this. Nice job!
And regarding your comment on my blog, you are absolutely right about there being no Valentine's Day allowed here in this country. Saudi Arabia can be pretty extreme when it comes to certain areas like human behavior and how they feel they must control it. I wrote a post on my other blog last year that you might enjoy about this subject:
http://susiesbigadventure.blogspot.com/2008/02/happy-valentines-day-or-not.html

Babooshka said...

Cleverly done through the arch. Those houses look very much like here.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

like the idea that these buildings will be reused for something wonderful.
love the arches.
have a good weekend.
erin

Wanda said...

Good SWF.... Love the arch! Like the bridge in mine.


LOL:Wanda

Denise said...

Great photo and this is exciting news. We pass Lorton Prison on our way to Occoquan and I had no idea about what was going in there. Thank you for the info and I enjoyed your shot very much.

Alan said...

Nice photo and interesting info! I'm from VA as well...

Have a great weekend!!

Abe Lincoln said...

That is another way to look at the sky.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

Glennis said...

Great shot through the archway, nicely framed.