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  • Hollywood Cemetery

    Hollywood Cemetery
    Another of Richmond’s gems, Hollywood Cemetery almost hides itself from the untrained eye. The entrance is located in Oregon Hill, off of Cherry St., almost around the corner from St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. The city has put up signs pointing in the direction of the cemetery, so if you’re on West Cary St. just follow the blue signs and it’ll lead you there. Once through the main gates it’s easy to lose your bearings – there are so many winding roads with names like “Cedar Lane,” and “Freeman Drive,” that they all start to look the same.
  • Mom's Siam

    Mom's Siam
    If you like Thai food, and you happen to be in Richmond VA, you have to go to Mom’s Siam. Their food is unstoppable, it’s seriously some of the best Thai food I’ve ever had.
  • 17th Street Farmers' Market

    17th Street Farmers' Market
    How many cities do you know of that have a Farmers’ Market in the middle of downtown? I don’t know of any, but I’m sure there are a few. In the heart of Shockoe Bottom, just off of Main St. sandwiched between 17th and 18th St. is the 17th Street Farmers’ Market. This space has been a public meeting place since 1737 and is one of America’s oldest public markets.
  • Busch Gardens Williamsburg

    Busch Gardens Williamsburg
    An extremely touristy amusement park, but has extremely interesting photo subjects!
  • Belle Island

    Belle Island
    Belle Island is one of the local hot spots in Richmond. In the summertime, the rocks on the North side of the island are strewn with people sunbathing, hanging out, playing guitar, drinking some beer (even if it is frowned upon by the police), and rafting in the water.
  • First Fridays in Richmond VA

    First Fridays in Richmond VA
    If it’s the First Friday of the month, you know what to do. Get yourself over to Broad St., just past Belvedere. If you drive over, chances are you’ll have a hard time finding parking, but it’s definitely worth the parking space hunt if that’s your only mode of transportation. A bicycle or your own two feet are probably the quickest way to get there.
  • Carytown

    It’s only a few blocks long, but you’d be surprised at how much is actually here. It starts on the 3500 block of Cary and ends just before Boulevard (the 2800 block) and has nearly 300 stores lining both sides of the street.
  • Alley Katz

    Alley Katz
    Alley Katz is one of those venues that you can’t help but love. This two-floor wonder holds roughly 500 people and is one of the many venues in Richmond that supports local and national touring acts – no matter what genre.
  • The Byrd Theatre

    The Byrd Theatre
    Do you like going to the movies? Do you like going to the theatre? How much would you pay to see a movie, in a fancy, historical movie theatre? If your answer was more than $1.99, then you overshot the price by a long shot! The Byrd Theatre in Carytown has movies nearly every night of the week for the mere fee of $2.00 – You can’t beat that!!
  • Penny Lane Pub

    Penny Lane Pub
    There’s a little bit of Liverpool in downtown Richmond at Penny Lane Pub! Complete with courtyard area that’s mostly covered from the elements, great beer on tap, a selection of great food, pool tables, dart boards, and pub quizzes every Monday and Wednesday, you won’t want to go anywhere else for a drink! However… if you’re looking for a fru-fru drink with an umbrella, know that you’ve come to the wrong place. There is no blender in this pub!
  • Maymont Park

    Maymont Park
    Wandering about and taking in the scenery is one of my favorite pastimes; I’m betting it’s one of yours too. You can take in scenery just about anywhere, but Maymont is pretty special. It’s 100 acres of pure green beauty interspersed with various gardens and animal sanctuaries. In my eyes, it’s like a miniature version of New York’s Central Park (minus the ice skating rink) in the middle of Richmond.
  • The Jefferson Hotel

    The Jefferson Hotel
    This 5 Star hotel is one of the most grand hotels in Richmond, and according to their website (www.jeffersonhotel.com) one of the finest in the country. The same architecture firm that designed the New York Public Library designed the building, and the list of patrons who have stayed in the hotel are just as famous. “Presidents, writers, and celebrities (including The Rolling Stones, Dolly Parton, Henry James, and Elvis Presley) have all stayed in the Jefferson.” (www.wikipedia.com)
  • Main Street Station

    Main Street Station
    Richmond is full of different architectural styles. Quite often you’ll find a historical building directly next to a brand new building, or in the case of Main Street Station you’ll notice that the highway has actually been built around the building! According to www.richmondgov.com, the building was originally built in 1901, and was for the next 74 years a “bustling transportation hub.” However, due to a decrease in passenger rail service, it was closed in 1975. The building remained closed for the next 28 years, and was re-opened in 2003 after years of renovation, and now has limited train service to downtown Richmond.
  • Richmond CenterStage

    Richmond CenterStage
    Richmond CenterStage has been the talk of the town for quite some time. What used to be the Carpenter Center for the Performing arts and the old Thalimer’s Department Store have been renovated and joined to create Central Virginia’s newest performing arts building, holding now four different venues of varying sizes.
  • Belvidere over the James: An Average Bridge, A Great Walk

    Belvidere over the James: An Average Bridge, A Great Walk
    Every so often I like to embark upon one of my favorite Lomowalks: the South Belvidere Bridge over the James River in Richmond, VA. As opposed to other times of the year, the winter season actually makes it all the better to take more interesting photographs.
  • The Virginia War Memorial: VA's Answer to the Wall

    The Virginia War Memorial: VA's Answer to the Wall
    Everyone has already heard of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C. but have you ever seen the VA War Memorial? Here's another example of Virginia's constant attempt to do it better than the rest of the US.
  • Colonial Williamsburg

    Colonial Williamsburg
    Unless you're a big history junkie, don't go here.
  • Hollywood Cemetery - Richmond, VA

    Hollywood Cemetery - Richmond, VA
    Hollywood Cemetery, hidden away in Oregon Hill Richmond, Virginia, is filled with history and legend, and a great place to wander with a camera.
  • Ocean City, MA: A Good Place to Jump Out of a Plane

    Ocean City, MA: A Good Place to Jump Out of a Plane
    Last summer, my boyfriend (artvandelay) and I went on a week-long east coast adventure to celebrate the birthday of one of my closest friends, Violeta. We kicked off the week on the actual day of Violeta’s birthday by doing exactly what she wanted: skydiving.
  • Chincoteague & Assateague

    Chincoteague & Assateague
    A really unique national park. These barrier islands off the coast of Virginia are preserves with an amazing amount of diversity. Many migratory birds, horseshoe crabs, turtles, large squirrels(!) and threatened/endangered species make their home here.

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