Pre-Columbus day

Could be a battle brewing over who discovered America first – Columbus or the Vikings?

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This weekend, there was an alternate Columbus Day celebration at Barrington Hall in Roswell, Georgia.  While it is generally held by Western Europeans that Columbus was the discoverer of America, those who hail from the Northern lands, say the Vikings should hold that distinction.

The Sons of Loki-Atlanta hosted a Viking Encampment on the grounds of the historic plantation home.  A campsite was erected where stories were shared and demonstrations were made to help people understand what life was like in viking days.  It was quite interesting and fun to visit.

Viking Encampment
Barrington Hall
535 Barrington Drive
Roswell, Georgia, USA

featured image:
Nikon D7100
Tamron 16-300 Di II VC PZD Macro
78mm @ f/16 – 1/80 sec – ISO 100

Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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