We recently embarked on a trip to see a few places in Virginia. This wasn't our main destination, but we stopped at Virginia Military Institute to tour the museum and grounds.
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Our tour guide was an amiable psychology major from Taiwan.
The cadet barracks reminded me a a sprawling castle.
We saw tributes to great men who had led valiant troops in battle...
And of "Virginia" mourning her dead.
In the museum... relics of the past.
In the chapel is a painting depicting the Battle of New Market.
A closer look at the painting. If you're interested, the heartbreaking story of young cadets thrust into a civil war was told in the 2014 film, Field of Lost Shoes.
In my next post I'll share pics of our trip to Mount Vernon.
In the meantime, I've been knitting a few hats. This is the Sunset Hat, a free pattern on Ravelry. It's a good pattern for using up small amounts of yarn leftover from other projects.
I used self striping yarn with sequins for this one.
Hope you're having a great fall!
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