Ornate stairs in the Virginia State Capitol, Richmond add to the history and preservation of traditional architecture
The Virginia State Capitol, which Thomas Jefferson designed with Charles-Louis Clérisseau, was the first Roman Revival building in America and the first American public building in the form of a classic temple. The building was the site of significant events in American history while it was the Virginia State Capitol and in its role as the Capitol of the Confederate States of America from 1861 to 1865.
With the golden rays of the setting sun lighting up the Capitol in Richmond, people mill around to enjoy the evening.
Spotted an elegant walkway over the water with art on its walls in the river district of Richmond, Virginia
Traditional, colonial brick homes grace the streets of Richmond, Virginia and maintain historic links. Even plantation homes are elegant with brick exteriors.
Richmond, Virginia was one of the greatest coffee port cities north of the Indies. Due to coffee being light weight during the trek overseas, many ships would also carry ballast stones in order to make up for the shortage in weight. These same stones were re-purposed and used as the cobbles that make up some of Richmond’s streets today.
There is a certain charm to these cobbled streets …..
Richmond, the capital of Virginia, is among America’s oldest major cities. Patrick Henry, a U.S. Founding Father, famously declared “Give me liberty or give me death” at its St. John’s Church in 1775, leading to the Revolutionary War.
The James is Virginia’s largest river, running roughly 350 miles from northern Botetourt County to the Chesapeake Bay. The James is also one of the longest rivers in the U.S. that lies within one state.
Sunset over the hills of Virginia …..