Milling Around the Virginia State Capitol

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.

Milling Around at the Capitol

Virginia State Capitol

 

Cobbled Streets of Richmond

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 …..

Cobbled Streets of Richmond

Shadows on Cobbled Streets

Richmond on the James

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.

Richmond on the James