it was early by most standards, barely 7am, but not early to me since i am generally at work before 4am each day. although this was rush hour, there were hardly any cars around-something i am sure will change once classes start again next week. as i walked along the sidewalk that parallels the university grounds, i noticed the moss and lichen covering the brick walls that border the property. while i do not know how long the brick walls have stood along the walkway, it was obvious that they have been here quite some time.
the different colors and textures blend together beautifully.
this little guy let me get just close enough before he dropped his breakfast and ran
bruton parish church building which dates back to 1715 was no exception; it was attended by george washington, thomas jefferson and patrick henry to name just a few. to walk the grounds which really are little more than a cemetery, is also a sobering experience. modern medicine has made childbirth safe for women and the likelihood that a child will grow to adulthood is something we take for granted.
the inscription of this tomb reminded me how lucky we are to be living in this day and age. young mathew whaley only lived to be 9 years old and he "lyes interred here within this tomb upon his father"
the dewitt wallace decorative arts museum and the abby aldrich rockefeller folk art museum, both which are entered through the old public hospital. don't let the name fool you, it was not a typical hospital but one where they housed the insane and treated them in the hopes of "restoring them to their lost reason..."