These are pictures from a day’s trip around the city. It began at Metro Richmond Zoo, located in Chesterfield County — that’s south of Richmond. Apart from the several interesting animals there (some of which you’ll see in the gallery) the zoo had a lot of picturesque areas that were very neat, too. You’ll see those as well. After it got hot and I left, I went to Libby Hill Park — that’s in Richmond proper, at the eastern part of the city. Libby Hill Park is one of the high points of the city, and you get a great view of the downtown Richmond skyline from there, as well as of the James River and Rocketts Landing. William Byrd, who founded Richmond, actually stood on the part of the park overlooking the James and said the view reminded him of the view of the River Thames from Richmond Hill back in London — hence, the city’s name.