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Old Jul 9, 2006, 7:39 PM   #1
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Yesterday, the wife and I got out for a while and drove a few miles down river road. Happened to have the camera, so I stopped and snapped a few pictures of Nottoway. We have been there quite a few times as it is only about 10 miles from home. To view my pictures copy the following link in your browser:


Nottoway was a large sugar plantation of John Hampden Randolph. It was built about 1856 to completion in 1859. At the time Randolph purchased the area in 1841, it encompassed 6,200 acres. Not to be outdone by a rival plantation, and home, Randoplh proceeded to build Nottoway. The home is 64 room, 7 staircases, and 5 galleries. The house is 53,000 square foot of floor space with a huge white ballroom.

the photo is of the ballroom interior, (not one of mine, but copied).

Please let me know if you have suggestions on how I can improve taking these types of photos. All were handheld using my Oly wcon07.
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Old Jul 9, 2006, 9:10 PM   #2
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My favorite is Curved Ballroom view.

I like them my suggestion is keep up the good work.

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All nice shots bayourebel. It looks like you have it down on these pictures. I can't suggest anything. This guy's outhouses are nicer than what I live in.

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Old Jul 10, 2006, 7:42 AM   #4
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Roger and Don, thank you both viewing and commenting. It definitly was elegant in its time. The large rear section was the living area for the house slaves and personal attendants. The smaller mid section was the kitchen. There are quite a few of these antebellum homes left along the Mississippi river.

Thanks again for the nice comments.

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