The View! (not the TV show...)

I know this doesn't have much of anything to do with decorating, but I wanted to share the beautiful scenery I enjoy every day at my new job! For those of you new to my blog, I went nearly 5 months without a job.

Where I work is between the James River and the Haxall Canal--one of many canals in Richmond.

The building in the background is where I work.

This is the Haxall Canal and part of the Canal Walk. The bridge goes to the parking deck. Because this is on the river in a flood zone, the first six floors of the building are parking deck.

Another view.

Christopher Newport Cross
"On May 24, 1607, Captain Christopher Newport and a party of explorers who had landed at Jamestown just days earlier arrived at the site of modern-day Richmond. Hoping to find a passage to the Pacific, they found instead a fortified Indian village with outlying agricultural fields. Newport, advised by the leader of the village not to proceed farther than the falls, where a rival group of Indians lived, traveled the next day a short distance upstream. There he planted a cross in honor of King James I of England, probably on a small islet not too far from the fall line." *

A view from the other side of the canal.

For some reason this crusty, old, dilapidated building fascinates me. 

I love the Italianate and Second Empire influences. 

This is the view from my office.

Here is another view--there are often great blue heron out in the water and on the rocks.

This is another view--I love this building--the round sections are silos!

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