Andrew home Photo gallery Virginia, Fall 2005

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Unless otherwise noted, the photos below were taken with a Canon ZR-65MC digital video camera, in still image mode.

Rolling Stones in Charlottesville

Scott Stadium, home of the U.Va. Cavaliers, filled to the brim with 55,000 "enraptured" Stones fans. For four songs in the second set, the band was transported toward our side of the field on a rolling (!) platform.

(October 6, 2005; Concert photos were taken with a Pentax K-1000 camera and scanned with an Epson Perfection 1200.)

One of the Rolling Stones vending booths outside of Scott Stadium, two hours before the concert began. BELOW: All I got was this (cropped) T-shirt!

Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood can be seen on the video display. The entire stage structure somehow served as an extended video display on some songs. A few dozen lucky concert patrons got to stand right on stage, on the second and third levels.

Shrine Mont, at Orkney Springs

Jacqueline in front of the "Virginia House," the main hall at the Shrine Mont retreat and conference center owned by the Episcopal Church in Orkney Springs. It is located about 30 miles north of Harrisonburg, very close to the West Virginia border. (See (September 17, 2005)

A closeup shot of the bed of flowers visible in the above photo at Shrine Mont. (September 17, 2005)

Jacqueline at the actual Orkney Springs, the natural aquifer for which the resort town was named. (September 17, 2005)

Jacqueline at the "Shrine of the Transfiguration," the outdoor cathedral at Shrine Mont. (September 17, 2005)

In Christian theology, the Transfiguration was when Jesus took his apostles Peter, James, and John to a mountain top, whereupon his appearance was transfigured, and "his face shone like the sun," standing alongside the prophets Moses and Elijah. (See Matthew 17:1.)

Pileated woodpecker (male, as indicated by the red "moustache"), foraging in a tree branch above the Shrine Mont outdoor cathedral. It's about the size of a crow and is very loud, yelping like a monkey. Until the recent discovery that its cousin the Ivory-billed woodpecker is not in fact extinct, this had been considered the largest woodpecker in North America. (September 17, 2005)

Miscellaneous scenery

The historic Moore house, in Mount Jackson, Virginia. In back is Massanutten Mountain. (September 17, 2005)