Lots of rivets.
There is a train museum in Richmond. No, it’s not housed in the 1917 grand former RF&P Broad Street Station ( http://albertvick.com/2013/01/08/that-train-dont-stop-here-anymore/ ), and the building is not as elegant as the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke, VA (re-designed in 1946 in the Streamlined Moderne style by noted industrial designer Raymond Loewy). (http://albertvick.com/2013/09/02/star-city-of-the-south/)
Managed by the Old Dominion Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, the Richmond Railroad Museum is in Old Manchester, and has very, very limited hours of operation.
This boxcar must be where they kept the strongbox.
A cute little building, the Southern Railway passenger station was built in 1914.
This video is a work-in-progress, subject to feedback from other stakeholders, so tags will be omitted for now. As you may know, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden began as a “Wheel Club”, a destination in its semi-rural setting for avid cyclists from the city of Richmond. The current Bloemendaal House mansion is the result of additions to the original one-story Lakeside Wheel Club constructed by Lewis Ginter in 1894.
Not a building under construction, but an old warehouse skeleton beside the James, awaiting deconstruction. Part of the scenic vista from the luxurious riverfront condos at Rocketts Landing.
Still pulling Kodachromes out for a scan every now and then. This category will probably become a separate page.
Maine Decor, July, 1981
Joy Ride, October, 1980
Independence Day, Deer Isle, ME, July 1981
The iconic Tail o/the Pup hot dog stand, Los Angeles, CA, September 1978.
In lieu of providing details here, check out https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tail-o-The-Pup/132901906854440 , particularly the Photo page.
Candela Sofa with Martian 020515
What is urban landscape photography when the landscape context isn’t evident? It’s not necessarily Architectural Photography, because the image is not always paying homage to the architect’s vision. It’s not Street Photography, because Street Photography generally features candid images of the people that live in the urban setting. Maybe, if the image is a subset of the urban landscape, and somewhat abstract, it’s an Urban Macroscape.
Candela Skylight 020515
ArtWorks Skylight 020515
Modlin Center for the Arts Courtyard 011615
A substantial portion of Richmond’s newest high-rise office building utilizes a handsome, albeit intimidating skin of aluminum. The “expressed vertical mullion fins… provide shading from the sun and further enhance the many energy benefits of the building”, according to builder Clayco. Handsome, artsy and cold. Okay, these photos were taken in early February, but the sun can only shine on one side of the building at a time. The architect’s renderings illustrate a bright, reflective facade.
Sited at the north end of the Manchester Bridge, it’s an interesting paradox that the building is named “Gateway Plaza” – as in gateway to downtown Richmond. Welcome to our fortress.