UserX works and lives in the Richmond, Virginia metropolitan area as an IT professional. Living in the historic Fan district has afforded the luxury of community minded residents centered around early 20th century Victorian and Edwardian architectures. Most of the homes were built nearly 100 years ago. The Fan district, so named because of the "fan" shape of the array of streets that extend west from Belvidere Street, on the east side of Monroe Park, westward beyond Boulevard.
Hollywood Cemetary overlooking the James River
An alley UserX always stumble upon but can never remember exactly where it is. It is believed to cross North Meadow between Hanover and Grove facing east. As of the year 2019 just two blocks from this location the City of Richmond named a one block section of this east-west alley bounded by North Allen, Hanover, North Vine, and Grove as “Trouvaille Alley”.
An alley somewhere near VCU?
2600 block of East Broad Street in Church Hill
Libby Hill Park road in Church Hill area
City skyline from Libby Hill Park
Fan District row homes
Fan District row homes on Franklin Street
More Fan District row homes
And more Fan District row homes
Not exactly sure where this is.
Nice condos on Kensington Avenue and Boulevard
Old home, now VCU property
Hollywood Cemetary overlooking the James River
Kanawha Canal runs between downtown and the James River
Manchester Bridge as seen from Potterfield Pedestrian Bridge.
Potterfield Memorial Pedestrian Bridge connects Brown's Island with Manchester.
Robert E. Lee Bridge as seen from Potterfield Pedestrian Bridge
Downtown view from Potterfield Bridge
Train trestle against downtown background
Underside view of Manchester Bridge
Walkway from southside of Potterfield Bridge
Scuffletown Park is hidden behind the west side of Strawberry Street near Park Avenue.
Scuffletown Park is surrounded on all sides by the backside of houses.
Fulton Hill after snow storm
Hundreds of people from all walks of life sled this rather large hill even during night hours.
A look down Grace Street near Allison Street.
Next to Sydney Park located on Morris Street and Brunswick Street to the south near Main Street
Sydney Park is a triangle park located behind a coffee shop where VCU students and the like frequent.
The VCU Dance Center as seen from Sydney Park.
Confederate Memorial Chapel next to Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has activities that carry on onto the evening hours.
Unlike a city park that closes at dusk, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts grounds do not close.
The historic Byrd Theatre in Carytown is still open and has movie showings every day.
The Robert E. Lee Monument has incurred more than $250,000 in repairs while its presence has gained some criticism. This statue is the only confederate statue that faces south because Lee himself was the only one who came back home alive.
Black man tending tobacco field next to Robert E. Lee Monument circa 1905. The way he is dressed might lead you to believe he is the owner of the crops, but probably not the land. What an ironic image.
This is what the Robert E. Lee Monument looked like during the 2020 "Black Lives Matter" protest movment since the killing of George Floyd. This picture is so iconic it ended up on the front cover of the National Geographic magazine. The word "Fuck" can be seen spray painted more than 30 times on this statue. Most other confederate statues have been removed since this movement started.
South east side of Oregon Hill
Evergreen Cemetary has made headlines since many people have complained that this historic cemetary is still in a dilapidated state as of January 2017.
This was found floating around Evergreen Cemetary. Located less than a mile from the east end of Church Hill.
Many of the crypts have been broken into and the remains stolen or tossed around.
As it turns out, some notable people have been buried here.
The Braxton Family Mausoleum
A human bone seen lying on the ground.
Another set of human bones.
O.K., this is a little ridiculous. Just don't get why the perpetrators stacked the tires so neatly.
Monument Avenue in 1951. Probably near Staples Mill Road on the city borderline.
Monument Avenue near Willow Lawn around 1960.
The Village Restaurant circa 1958. Became The Village Café in 1981 and moved across the street circa 1991. Still in business today.
Since when is it O.K. to bring babies to bars?
Possum are often seen and relatively harmless, but still ...
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