Dramatic clouds enhance this image of the mountain ridges in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
Harpers Ferry is a town in West Virginia. Paths wind through Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, which has 19th-century buildings, a Civil War Museum and John Brown’s Fort, a key site in an 1859 abolitionist raid. The location where the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers meet, known as The Point, offers views of Maryland and Virginia.
The Robert E. Lee Memorial Bridge in Richmond, Virginia carries U.S. Route 1 and U.S. Route 301 across the James River at the Fall Line. The city acquired the original bridge from Richmond Bridge Corp in 1933, and it was named the James River Bridge but was later renamed for the Confederate general.
The George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge is a double swing bridge that spans the York River between Yorktown and Gloucester Point, Virginia.
A road bridge crosses over a railroad bridge (with an oncoming train) in Richmond, Virginia
The Manchester Bridge (9th Street) in downtown Richmond, Virginia boasts some of the most spectacular views of any city anywhere, including of ruins, the beautiful James River, and unmatched urban wildlife.
An American Black Bear spotted on the side of a road in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
The barren apple trees stand in stark contrast to the Fall colors on the mountains of Virginia
The dramatic clouds add to the Fall landscape viewed from Virginia
There aren’t many cities, none in fact, where you can kayak and raft class III and IV rapids in an urban setting. Richmond is the only place in the country where you can run the rapids, pull out and walk to a downtown brewery, bar or restaurant.
A bench view of bridges spanning James River in Richmond, Virginia
A view of the mountains and valley from a bench at Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
A team effort to navigate the rapids on James River, Richmond, Virginia
As the sun sets over James River in Richmond, Virginia, we end our series of images from this part of the country.
The golden rays of sunset cast a warm glow over Richmond, Virginia
It almost appears that the bridge is painted golden when lighted by the setting sun in Richmond, Virginia
The golden glow of sunset paints this image of a bridge river the river in Richmond, Virginia
Homes on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia depict architecture from another era
The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Virginia features remnants of old style bathrooms and telephones
Inside the Jefferson Hotel (Richmond, Virginia), there is a creative (i.e., assortment and range of architectural styles) approach. Every room is awash in light from stained glass windows and surfaces are cloaked in deep colors. The hotel’s two-tiered, 36-step grand staircase is said to have inspired the staircase sequence in the film Gone With The Wind.
The Jefferson Hotel is a luxury hotel in Richmond, Virginia, opened in 1895. In 1969, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Designed in the Spanish Baroque Style, patrons have included thirteen United States presidents, writers, and celebrities.
As a centerpiece for the upper lobby, there a life-size image of Thomas Jefferson from Carrara marble.