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A Tale of Two City Halls, Part Two: Downtown Abbey

Published on January 11, 2013 by in RVA

Sure, it doesn’t have a retinue of colorful servants who serve a rich upper-class trying to adjust to the changing times and society as the world shifts around them.  However, in a city named after the English homeland, in a state named after the Virgin Queen Elizabeth I, on the banks of King James’ River

 
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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like…

Published on December 5, 2012 by in RVA

‘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.

 
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Who You Gonna Call?: At the New Pump House

Published on September 28, 2012 by in RVA

You know what makes me feel good? Ghost bustin’. And you know what else makes me feel good? The James River Park System. When a friend from the Center for Paranormal Research & Investivation (CPRI, www.virginiaghosts.com) mentioned that he was headed out to the Byrd Park Pumphouse at night I donned my camera bag (no

 
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From Pony Pasture to Reedy Creek: Getting the Last Few Drops of Summer

Published on September 5, 2012 by in Uncategorized

Summer is quickly coming to a close, and as Ned Stark would remind you that means winter is coming.  So, let’s take a minute and squeeze every last drop out of summer that we possibly can! And what better way to milk the waning summer in Outside Magazine’s BEST RIVER TOWN than to get out on the

 
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Location: St. John’s Church

Published on June 26, 2012 by in Uncategorized

The Henrico Parish Church was founded in 1611 in the Cittie of Henricus.  (1611 writing is just awesome.)  After converting, baptizing, and renaming Pocahontas the church and cittie eventually fell victim to the Indian Massacre of 1622.  In the first recorded instance of white flight in the Western Hemisphere the parish up and moved out

 
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I’ll Take My City on the Rocks

Published on June 15, 2012 by in Uncategorized

Every city has a reason for existence.  They needed a place for all the politicians so they threw them into a swamp and called it Washington D.C.  A bunch of people thought it would be a good idea to live below sea level next to a large body of water that floods on a regular

 
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The City, MY the City

Published on June 5, 2012 by in Uncategorized

Richmond, you sit perched on your seven hills, positively reeking of southern charm! I am going to explore your nooks and discover your crannies! Will there be history? Yes! Will there be entertainment? Most assuredly! Will there be adventure? It seems quite likely! Most importantly… there will be pictures! Join me, Nick Kotula, as I

 
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