Photos of Home 9-21-2013

For those who have never been to the United States, I’m taking photos of where I live and posting them. 

Arcadia 9212013

This is the Arcadia restaurant in downtown.

This picture of the Ashland train station shows evidence of the Jim Crow era of the country. If you note there were two entrance doors to the station. One side was the ‘colored’ side and the other was for the ‘whites.’ Inside the station, which has been converted to a visitor’s center, the ticket offices were connected by a short hallway and were closed off on the ‘colored’ side by glass and bars. 

ashland station 9212013

downtown ashland 9212013

This is a shot from the southern side of Downtown Ashland looking south along the former RF&P railroad. Things are busy with a flow of CSX freight trains and Amtrak passenger trains.  Close to 30-40 trains a day rumble through this little town.

Richmond Farmer's Market 9212013

This is a small section of the Downtown Farmer’s Market. Felt a little sketchy even though it is one of the oldest in the state. Next time I’ll do some of the rural ones.

richmond skyline 9212013

An image looking at the Richmond skyline from the east side of town. In the next couple weeks I’ll add some from the west side and the Fan area. 

Local Photos

Typical Country Road in the county I live in.

country road


Closed Exxon Station in a small town not far from where I live.

closed exxon station



The Library in the town


goochland library



Corn was harvested up here recently. They’ll probably plant another crop to be chopped up-stalk and all-to make cattle feed.


hanover field 1 972013


An Abandoned Store down the road from this field

store sunny


Scotchtown was the summer home of Patrick Henry, the American hero who is known for his “Give me liberty or give me death” speech. 

scotchtown 9-7-2013