‘Tis the season, RVA! I find from time to time that I have stuff to share but don’t have a whole story to write up. So excuse me if, from time to time, the site resembles a Tumblr!
You may have noticed that RVA has gotten itself into the seasonal mood and decked itself out. Here are a series of pictures from the Grand Illumination, the Manchester Floodwall at night, and Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s always awesome Dominion Gardenfest of Lights!
First, Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.
The theme this year is East meets West.
2,780 cranes make for an awesome chandelier.
Enter the dragon…
Over 500,00 lights! I ain’t lion!
It was a starry, starry night.
One shot could not contain this whole tree. This is about 5 different photos.
It’s fun going year after year as you see familiar faces in new locations, like this peacock!
On nights when it is not 70 degrees out there is a fire for warming up and for toasting marshmallows. This is the view from said fire.
It wouldn’t be a garden without some vegetables.
And ‘shrooms. One makes you bigger, the other gives you an extra life.
I’m not giving you tree fiddy!
These little guys were on sale in the gift shop. They are so cute! I would not be against someone sending me a few of these!
Moving Downtown we have The Grand Illumination. Insanely crowded, but fun!
White reindeer pack the area near the James Center. With a countdown and a flick of a switch we have a winter wonderland!
But you have to cross the water for the REAL show. This is under the Manchester Bridge. No trolls.
The Suntrust Building on the south-side were reflecting a gorgeous sunset.
And here you have it. Richmond as night approaches. We have lights, we have river, we have the sunset reflecting on the BB&T buildings. Richmond is beautiful in the winter.