Showing posts with label Slideshow. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Slideshow. Show all posts

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Gloucester Point Beach Flooding: October Hurricane 2015

Over the weekend, October 3rd and 4th, 2015, the road going down to the Gloucester Point Beach has been closed to traffic.  Boats were also restricted and could not use the public access points.  There was considerable flooding all along the beach and parking areas as well as the main road.  At one point during high tide, the main road itself was under water.  It resided very quickly as the tide went out but nevertheless it was pretty much a mess.  We have taken a number of photos both here at the Gloucester Point Beach as well as at Yorktown showing how high the waters came up.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Gloucester, VA - Battle of the Hook Slideshow of Free Images

Sample of some of the pictures we are giving away from the 2008 Battle of the Hook event that took place here.  These are all licensed under a Creative Commons license on Flickr and Google and can be used even under commercial conditions.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Walter Reed Birth Place, Gloucester, County, Virginia

Here is a few pictures we just finished taking of the birth place home of Dr Walter Reed. Dr Reed discovered the cure for yellow fever for those who are not familiar with the background on him.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Tyndall's Point, aka Gloucester Point - History

Tyndall's Point, aka Gloucester Point, was originally named after map maker Robert Tyndall in 1608. Mr Tyndall was exploring the lands of Virginia with Christopher Newport and John Smith. The area quickly became a hot bed for tobacco plantations and a warehouse was built on the point to serve planters shipping their crops back to England. In 1667, the first fort was built to defend against any possible invasion from the Dutch fleet.

This was an important area during both the American Revolution and the Civil War. The Earthworks, also known as readouts, are all man made defenses from those periods. Tyndall's Point park is a great example of modern warfare, but the biggest secret of this park remains buried in the woods covered with overgrowth. The best of the earthworks are rather dangerous and the parks department would prefer you stay out of that area and not know about it. The ending pictures on this slide show reveal the best areas, but they are not easily accessible and we do not recommend you try to go into them. They are dangerous as there are sudden unseen drops that are very deep. I tried to take a few pictures of them, but the overgrowth is so thick, none of them came out where you could tell what they were. Plus moving around that area was extremely rough and very hazardous.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Gloucester County Fair Picture Slide Show

We decided to kick this site off with a slide show from the Gloucester County Fair that just ended Sunday, August 17th, 2008. 315 pictures total. We tried to capture as much of the fair as possible. It was a good time for the entire family. We will be covering as many events in the area as we can from this point forward, bringing you advanced information and news along with coverage of after the events and as many pictures as possible and when we can, we will even do video clips. Hope you enjoy this show, it's a long one.

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