Archive for June, 2009

Richmond, VA Photograph of gay_bingo_rva_09, uploaded originally by John Rash Photo

A shot of the bingo caller at a gay bingo night in Richmond, VA, just one of the many eclectic events that the area offers.

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Richmond, VA Photograph of New paint, uploaded originally by 100wordminimum

“Now occupied by Harvey’s Progressive Barber Shop, the building was once occupied by a paper goods store. On the 1st Street side, you can still make out their ghost signs for paper, stationery, games, toys, and other things.” Quote provided by the photographer.

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Richmond, VA Photograph of Club Velvet, Richmond, VA, uploaded originally by F33

Owned by Sam Moore, Club Velvet is also known as Velvet Gentlemen’s Club, and is home to some of Richmond’s exotic dancers and part of the Richmond male population. Moore and his club have had their fair share of blips on the radar with allegations of prostitution, illegal drugs, guns, and tax evasion, making for a “sensational” experience.

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Stonewall Jackson by khouryp23.

A statue of the famous Confederate General on Monument Ave, Thomas
“Stonewall” Jackson. He earned his nickname at the First Battle of Bull
Run by Brig. Gen. Barnard Elliott Bee, Jr., who called out either 

“Look at Jackson standing there like a damned stone wall!” in anger at
Jackson’s lack of an attempt to help Bee or “There is Jackson standing
like a stone wall.” in an attempt to rally his troops back into lines.

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Richmond, VA Photograph of Robert E. Lee Statue: Monument Avenue, uploaded originally by lawrence_thefourth

This picture shows a dramatic shot of the Robert E. Lee statue on Monument Avenue. Robert E. Lee is known for being a colonel in the United States Army and a general for the Confederate Army in Northern Virginia.

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Richmond, VA Photograph of Lady Liberty of Chimborazo, uploaded originally by taberandrew

A less famous replica of Lady Liberty stands where Chimborazo Hospital once stood, now Chimborazo Park in the Church Hill area. The hospital was one of the largest military hospitals during the Civil War and is named for a volcano of the same name in Ecuador.

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Richmond, VA Photograph of NASCAR at Richmond International Raceway, uploaded originally by hburrussiii

The RIR is located outside of Henrico County and hosts the popular NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series. For the past 32 NASCAR Sprint cup Series races the track has been sold out every time.

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