I have to say that I have been quite envious for a while of your photographic skills and opportunities. I take a camera with me to every event I do with the aim of getting some really good pictures... and I never (or very rarely!) get the opportunity to do so because I end up being so busy.(I will do my absolute utmost to rectify this in the coming year... :D )Your Captcha is wonderful! 1805, indeed.
Great great photos!This is the sort of thing I do as well, though I'm more in the mid-19th century.Thanks for posting.