Thursday, February 12, 2009
Sky Watch Friday February 12, 2009
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.
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