Dwight Peck's personal website

Views of Staunton, VA

A photographic record of whatever leapt out at us

You may not find this terribly rewarding unless you're included here, so this is a good time for casual and random browsers to turn back before they get too caught up in the sweep and majesty of the proceedings and can't let go.

We returned to the USA, after long mostly blissful years in Switzerland, in March 2019, and settled in western Virginia, in the Shenandoah Valley town of Staunton, seat of Augusta County.

'Historic Staunton', a fairly charming town of some 24,000 citizens, is interesting in many ways, but perhaps most of all for its late 19th century architecture, most of it courtesy of the architect T. J. Collins, who filled the city with over 200 designed or remodeled buildings between 1891 and 1911.

The "Old Y", N. Augusta St. in Staunton

In the absence of Italian cities to photograph, and Swiss snowshoeing adventures in the Jura mountains, we're turning to whatever else parades before our little Canon PowerShot here in the USA, and this menu page is meant to gather together some of these little celebrations of Staunton's charms.

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Our introduction to Staunton
March 2019

Settling in (joined by Choupette)
April 2019

More Staunton walkabout
April 2019

The Frontier Culture Museum
May 2019

Staunton's parks in spring
May 2019

Staunton en fête: Mischief & Magic
September 2019

The Frontier Culture Museum again
Oct. 2019 (& again in Nov.)

Staunton's Veterans' Day Parade
November 2019

A walk in the Newtown District
November 2019

More downtown views
November 2019

Staunton's Christmas Parade
December 2019

The Historic Gospel Hill District
December 2019

A few Staunton snaps, amongst
other things, December 2019

Christmas in Gypsy Hill Park
December 2019

The Frontier Culture Museum
with Emily & Clinton, Dec. 2019

The Wharf District, and a
Staunton Snow Day, 7 January

N. Augusta Street explodes
3-8 April 2020

Outdoor dining on main street,
Staunton, May 2020

Views of the Frontier Culture Museum, December 2020

Civic duties in the matter of Congressman Ben Cline, 16 Jan 2021

Glories of Central Ave.
late April 2021

Walks round the village as the colors begin to change, October 2021

More Staunton shots, especially of the Wharf District, October 2021

Fall colors in the Gospel Hill district mid-November 2021

Views of the MBU campus, etc.
mid-November 2021

More of the MBU neighborhood
3 December 2021

Longer walks in Montgomery Hall
Park, 12 December 2021

Another hike at Montgomery Hall
Park, 24 December 2021

Staunton snow day, Gospel Hill
District, 3 January 2022

A Staunton walk, mostly the
Newtown District, 5 January 2022

Another snow day: out to Thornrose
Cemetery, 16 January 2022

Civic duty at City Hall
19 January 2022

A neighborhood conflagration
3 February 2022

The Montgomery Hall jungle
March 2022

Montgomery Hall trails & the Frontier Culture Museum, April 2022

Marlowe, Dima & Will at the Frontier Culture Museum, May 2022


Springtime in downtown Staunton,
May 2023


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