It’s about time PhotoRVA took another stroll down Monument Avenue. Last time we had a little chit-chat about Mr. Jefferson Davis, so I thought we would move down the ranks a bit and explore the monument and life of Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson. Jackson was born in 1824 either in the town of Clarksburg or
All throughout the Richmond area you will hear the term “Tuckahoe”. There’s the Tuckahoe YMCA, Tuckahoe Library, Tuckahoe Middle School, and Tuckahoe Village Shopping Center to name a few. If you’re anything like me, you giggle a little bit each time. At what is perhaps the epicenter of this strange word is Tuckahoe Plantation, the
I promise to have an actual, well thought out article up soon. Until then, enjoy my recent trip to the river and some of the wildlife that keeps me coming back. (Though it might keep some people away! You’ll know it when you see it.)
And the video as promised! 17 seconds of, “I am NOT going in there!” And of course someone was rescued from the river on the same day I took this. Come on, people…
Some quick phone shots of the James in pretty big flood stage. This is at Pipeline and there should be some beach there! For reference, flood stage is 12 feet and we are currently cresting at 15. Video to follow.
Hey, there everyone! Sorry for the long pause in writing! I am looking forward to getting back on track as the weather becomes increasingly warmer and the days last increasingly longer. Huzzah to spring! With that said, I’d like to share with you my latest exploration. In this chapter I visit the burial grounds for
It’s got to be tough to be Shockoe Hill Cemetery, always in the shadow of it’s more famous big brother Hollywood Cemetery. Let’s see if we can shed some light on the situation with a little compare and contrast… 1. Hollywood Cemetery is known for it’s beautiful stone work and carvings. 2. Hollywood Cemetery is
Numbers have fluctuated from 14-24. Herons seem to be keeping to the trees, at least during the afternoon hour. They have expanded from the right side of the island to the left side as well. There has been some evidence of courtship, which you will see below. Clicking of bills, rubbing of necks… typical mating