Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Robert E. Lee


Lexington, Virginia -- a town of 7,000 in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia -- is home to Washington and Lee University and the Virginia Military Institute, resting place of Civil War generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, and at the center of one of the prettiest counties in Virginia: Rockbridge County. I hope this blog will capture something of the unique character of Lexington.

Today's photo is of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Episcopal Church, lit by the late afternoon sun. This church sits across the lawn from the house on the campus of Washington and Lee where General Lee spent his last years as president of Washington College. The church was built and named in his memory after his death.

3 comments:

Tanya said...

This is a beautiful church.

jill said...

Just found your blog. Your photos are very good. Lee was an honorable man, a gentleman whom I admire.

mkhansen said...

Lee is something of a legend around here, as you can imagine. He was indeed a gentleman. There are still some gentlemen left in Lexington, in fact.