Friday, March 23, 2007

Photo Hunters (Empty)

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    This cell is EMPTY now except for furniture. It was once use as a prison for Jefferson Davis (See photo below)
    Photo taken at Casemate Museum
    Fort Monroe, Hampton Virginia, U.S.A.
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    41 Comments:

    Blogger Tammy said...

    What an interesting post...I never knew this bit of history!!
    :-D

    March 23, 2007 at 2:53 PM  
    Anonymous pat said...

    Wow - that is quite interesting and a great choice for the theme this week.

    Happy Weekend!

    March 23, 2007 at 2:53 PM  
    Blogger Incog & Nito said...

    Very interesting I love posts with stories - I don't really have a story this week!!

    March 23, 2007 at 4:25 PM  
    Blogger PEA said...

    Gosh, I haven't even thought of what picture I'll put up for the Hunt tomorrow...my wallet is empty, I wonder if I should use that! lol The history behind that cell is so very interesting!!! xox

    March 23, 2007 at 4:59 PM  
    Blogger Hootin'Anni said...

    How wonderful to read about, it's like we were there in person!! Fantastic hunt project.

    Mine's posted.

    March 23, 2007 at 6:33 PM  
    Blogger Beckie said...

    WOW...I live in VA too. I'm going to have to get down that way to see it. Really awesome photos and very interesting too!

    Mine is posted on My Photo Blog.

    March 23, 2007 at 7:27 PM  
    Blogger Expat Traveler said...

    wow - I love this pic! It looks so european and comforting actually..

    Don't ask me why I think that..

    Interesting story behind it all too!

    Mines up.

    March 23, 2007 at 8:14 PM  
    Blogger Lynn said...

    This room is already part of history. 1867, and the room looked so preserved.

    March 23, 2007 at 8:55 PM  
    Blogger Vader's Mom said...

    Great idea. I love learning a little history. Thanks so much!

    March 23, 2007 at 9:21 PM  
    Anonymous Rose said...

    Great idea for the hunt and thank you for sharing some history with us too.

    March 23, 2007 at 9:46 PM  
    Anonymous Sueczech said...

    That's a beautiful picture..

    March 23, 2007 at 10:01 PM  
    Blogger Lisa Renee said...

    Excellent choice for the theme and very informative too. I hope you have a fantastic week.

    :-)

    March 23, 2007 at 10:32 PM  
    Blogger Crazy Working Mom said...

    Yes, this is a very interesting bit of history. I never knew this! Thanks for sharing. I'm intrigued.

    March 23, 2007 at 11:10 PM  
    Anonymous Barbara H. said...

    That was interesting! Thank you.

    March 23, 2007 at 11:27 PM  
    Blogger Biker Betty said...

    Imagine that empty cell turned into family quarters. Talk about a renovation, lol. Great idea for this week. have a great weekend.

    March 24, 2007 at 1:35 AM  
    Blogger Bongga Mom said...

    Great, informative take on this week's theme.

    March 24, 2007 at 1:44 AM  
    Blogger A. said...

    Lovely picture, and an interesting story.

    March 24, 2007 at 3:35 AM  
    Blogger PastorMac's Ann said...

    Creative choice for The Hunt! Thanks for the history of it.

    March 24, 2007 at 3:39 AM  
    Blogger Heart of Rachel said...

    Hi Autumn. Thanks for visiting my photo hunt today. Sorry for my late visit because I was out the whole day.

    Thanks for sharing this significant photo. It's always wonderful to learn something new about a country. A very interesting piece of history.

    March 24, 2007 at 11:07 AM  
    Blogger meeyauw said...

    That was great! Thank you for the history and photos.

    March 24, 2007 at 11:40 AM  
    Blogger srp said...

    I've driven by that exit on the way to Williamsburg but haven't ever been there. Nice picture for this week's theme.

    March 24, 2007 at 1:50 PM  
    Blogger Lazy Daisy said...

    oh wow, I love history. How interesting. An empty cell of Jeff Davis!

    March 24, 2007 at 2:09 PM  
    Blogger TorAa said...

    This one is far too strong for me to comment -if you understand..

    March 24, 2007 at 3:00 PM  
    Anonymous Sueellen said...

    I am down your way often (my brother and his family live in Virginia Beach) but have never stopped there. Great pictures!

    March 24, 2007 at 11:49 PM  
    Blogger Crystal said...

    That was interesting indeed! Happy hunting. :)

    March 25, 2007 at 2:06 AM  
    Anonymous Sue said...

    I love photos of historic locations such as these, thank you for sharing!

    March 25, 2007 at 6:53 AM  
    Anonymous Leslie said...

    Great picture with some very interesting history! Excellent choice for the hunt.

    March 25, 2007 at 9:59 AM  
    Blogger Teena said...

    It doesn't look very cozy, does it?

    Mine's up too :)

    March 25, 2007 at 3:54 PM  
    Blogger PowersTwinB said...

    wow, the Photo Hunt AND a history lesson! very good job on the hunt! Thanks for visiting my dishwasher post!

    March 25, 2007 at 5:13 PM  
    Blogger Sarge Charlie said...

    Wow, what a great idea, this must be the winner of the week. Thanks for stopping by my place, see y'all soon

    March 25, 2007 at 6:15 PM  
    Blogger Jose said...

    Wow, that is definitely the bare minimum, looks like a place for a spiritual retirement of some sort. But with the cell's history I doubt it can ever be empty as it may be full of memories.

    March 25, 2007 at 7:23 PM  
    Blogger Cats ~ Goats ~ Quotes said...

    I never knew this! Amazing what one can learn in blogs :)
    Hope you have a great week!

    March 25, 2007 at 7:34 PM  
    Blogger Imma ( Alice) said...

    Autumn, what a great post. It's cool that you were able to visit this place and take these photos. Thanks for sharing them and the interesting story that goes with the room.

    Having read a bit of your profile, it seems we have a lot in common. I will be back soon to read some of your back posts.

    March 25, 2007 at 7:43 PM  
    Anonymous abe-hap said...

    thanks for the pic and the great history of it, $100.000 dollars sure was a lot of money in 1867.

    thanks for visiting us too.

    March 26, 2007 at 12:23 AM  
    Blogger Meow said...

    Thanks for sharing, very interesting stuff.
    Have a great week.
    Take care, Meow

    March 26, 2007 at 2:53 AM  
    Blogger letha said...

    For a cell that looks nice, I was thinking it's a little cold maybe but it's a nice room.

    March 26, 2007 at 3:07 AM  
    Blogger lissa said...

    Cool place to visit.


    Thanks for visiting my blog. (http://aquarius2626.blogspot.com/)

    Nice Blog Header! I really like it.

    March 26, 2007 at 10:58 AM  
    Anonymous Frances said...

    Neat bit of history there.
    Even though it is furnished with regular furniture it has the air of a cell.
    Thanks for sharing & visiting mine.
    Frances

    March 26, 2007 at 11:08 AM  
    Blogger Lynn said...

    Thanks for dropping by. Please come again often!
    I am so glad you appreciated the piece on Ostara.
    When it came to the contest I put the writing of the Ostara piece first, and I made my contest piece to fit around my story. So I was not upset when I got voted "off the island"
    Cheers!

    March 26, 2007 at 1:54 PM  
    Blogger Skittles said...

    That is a great take on Empty. Thanks for visiting my blog.

    March 27, 2007 at 10:11 PM  
    Blogger ChupieandJ'smama said...

    What a great photo! That is the most take on the theme I've seen and I love the history lesson that went with it. Thanks for sharing :)

    March 28, 2007 at 7:51 AM  

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