Tagged: Snapshots of RVA

Snapshots of RVA: Huguenot Flatwater Park

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These are pictures from a run at Huguenot Flatwater Park, located in South Richmond near Pony Pasture and by the city’s limits with Henrico. A week had passed since a winter storm moved through the region and some of the snow that had fallen was still on the ground — especially on the trails.


Snapshots of RVA: Monument Avenue in the Snow

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I took these pictures along Monument Avenue, in the Museum District and at Byrd Park after a winter snow storm moved through Central Virginia the day before. Several inches of snow had fallen over the course of the previous day and a half, and as can be seen in the pictures, roads were thick with […]


Snapshots of RVA: Dominion Gardenfest of Lights

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I took these pictures during the last days of the Dominion Gradenfest of Lights, a special display at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Henrico. The gardens are decorated with hundreds of Christmas lights, and there are some special displays set up within the gardens as well.


Special ‘Snapshots’ Post: Skyline Drive (October)

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I took these pictures during a trip to Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah National Park on Halloween 2015. I wanted to see the fall colors at the mountains, which I had heard are a spectacular sight: and indeed they were. I went at the perfect time — the colors were a little past peak. Many […]


Snapshots of RVA: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

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I visited Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, just outside of Richmond in Henrico County, at the end of October. I was looking to see the fall colors at the garden and there was quite a bit of it. One of the most stunning scenes there was an area that was almost completely covered in leaves — […]


Special ‘Snapshots’ Post: Hampton Roads

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I took these pictures during a trip to Hampton Roads in October 2015. Hampton Roads consists of several cities, including Norfolk and Virginia Beach — the foci of this special post. Several pictures are of the Battleship Wisconsin, a real warship that saw action during World War II and the Korean War. I also visited […]


Special ‘Snapshots’ Post: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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In September, I visited Bethlehem, Pennsylvania for the 2015 Runner’s World Festival and Half. I did a bit of running during the trip (obviously), but I also had some time for sightseeing and picture-taking. Bethlehem is a moderately-small town with quite a bit of history. It’s where Bethlehem Steel, billed as the second-largest producer of […]


Snapshots of RVA: Forest Hill Park

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I began this trip at Dogwood Dell and headed south along the Boulevard Bridge. I ran along Riverside Drive until I reached where it meets Forest Hill Park. I circled the park a few times before returning back. This was still early in the fall season so most of the trees still looked green, but […]


Special ‘Snapshots’ Post: UCI Road World Champsionships

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In September 2015, The Union Cycliste Internationale had its championship race in Richmond. The week-long event included several races leading up to the men’s and women’s championship races that weekend. I was able to catch the racers along the course in several spots. Those included the starting line on Broad Street in Downtown, at the […]


Special ‘Snapshots’ Post: Skyline Drive (September)

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This was my first trip to go see Virginia’s mountains. I went to Shenandoah National Park for this trip — there is a scenic roadway, the Skyline Drive. The road goes through the mountains and has overlook areas where people can pull over and sightsee. The road extends for about 100 miles, though for this […]