Recently, I’ve done two posts involving Murals. The first one was involving ‘hands‘, and the second a warningabout drug use. They were received relatively well, so I am adding another mural to the group, taken from the side of a little Latino Market/Restaurant in Richmond. Please Enjoy.
I wish I could share a little about the history of the location the Mural was drawn from, assuming it depicts an actual place, probably in Mexico. If you know something about it, that I don’t, please tell us about it in the comment sections. Otherwise, please simply enjoy the color and composition.
You’d think I would have known better than allow the orples to come along to the river. Now, I can’t go anywhere without them wanting to tag along. It appears they had stowed away on my Staunton trip. Evidently, while I was peeping in store windows, the orples were too. Olivia loves to read. She’s found a storefront that has really captured her attention. Look at all the stuff there is to read in that window! This might take awhile!
Here’s an Historic tidbit to commemorate a day, 79 years ago, today … the day the Federal Reserve grabbed America by the Jugular and they haven’t let go yet. Is it any wonder we are choking on debt? … Read on ….
I was going to post this set of shots earlier, but the orples were bugging me, and then they got hung up in some tree roots trying to cross the path, so I did a post on the orples to keep them satisfied. If they can keep up, they can join us as I show you one way to reach the rocks bordering the James River. This is a popular hangout spot for old and young alike on our hot summer days in the city. When the rains are heavy, sometimes the rocks can no longer be seen as the river rises within the boundaries of its shores. To begin the trek to the river, we must first park the car, then climb some old steps onto the well worn path.
For those of you who are new to my blog and don’t know what orples are, you can go to the Orples Overview section of my blog to learn more about them, if you so desire. In the meantime, it is off to the river we go…
Today I was getting ready to set up a post along an interesting path, leading to some of the rocks on the James River. Of course, the orples have been haunting me, and pouting because they didn’t get to join us on our walk around the block in Richmond on Saturday and I’ve been ignoring them ever since. So before we stroll the entire path, let’s give the orples time to catch up. It appears they’re stuck in some tree roots along the path. They’re helping each other across, so we may have to wait for the next post … “A path to the river’s edge“. Those silly little orples just have to come along sometimes, or they bug me to death.
Stay tuned, we’ll visit the river when Olivia and Oscar get untangled and can keep up with the rest of us. I wouldn’t want to leave them behind.
Yesterday, I went to Richmond to pop off a few shots to share with those who have never visited our State’s capitol city. I chose to focus on the basic street views for yesterday’s post to give you an overall feel of the surroundings. Today’s post will cover the ground at our feet as we wall along the street. Enjoy your stroll, please.
Street Scenes in Richmond, Virginia … June 2, 2012
Today went by so quickly. It was so beautiful after last night’s storms, I went to Richmond with the intent of hunting down a few murals to share, which I did. Not many though, and I’ll post those shots another time. For now, I thought I’d invite those who care to join me, to take a walk around the block. These shots are of a couple of older residential streets, one of which is a 4 lane street, divided by a median strip. The main drag is across from the Richmond Museum of Fine Arts. I didn’t take a photo of that building, since I’d have needed a panoramic lens to fit the entire building in. Not to mention, my camera kept cutting out on me, so I didn’t get anywhere near the number of shots, I’d hoped to take. But something is better than nothing. I did manage to grab enough takes to fill a couple of posts on varying themes in the coming days. So please, put on your walking shoes and come along.
I took a lot of detail shots of some of the architectural features on these homes, which I’ll post soon, plus a few murals, taken elsewhere, and a few landscaped lawns that accompany some of the houses shown here. I’ll divide them up and divvy them out a little at a time. No need to overwhelm anyone. But for those of you that have never been to Richmond, Virginia, I thought you might enjoy an overall view of a typical city block for the time being. This is what the street looked like today:June 2, 2012.
Oscar has decided to try his hand at painting. He had to rig some scaffolding from the tree to be able to reach his canvas. Evidently, it is not easy being an orple. Meanwhile, now that Olivia has learned to read, she is reading her books, and enjoying being outside on such a beautiful day.