Guardian angel

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This angel sprinking flowers watches over a grave in Ivy Hill Cemetery, which is described in a 1938 survey report as “without doubt the most interesting and historical cemetery in Alexandria.” The cemetery began in around 1811 as a family burial ground and was chartered as a community cemetery in 1856. It is nondenominational and nonsectarian. Among those buried here are descendants of President Thomas Jefferson.

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4 Responses to Guardian angel

  1. Jenny says:

    That’s a beautiful shot of a beautiful statue! Nice use of b&w!
    You’re invited to my funny caption contest today at Sharon, CT!

  2. edwin s says:

    a wonderful B+W shot passante! it’s as if it was taken years ago.

  3. Dan says:

    Wow, what an amazing photo – thanks much for sharing!

  4. Passante says:

    Thank you all for your kind comments.

    Edwin — Good observation! It WAS taken years ago on black and white film. Digital still hasn’t caught up with film when it comes to B&W (and for some applications in color).

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