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  • from the City Hall Observation Deck
    from the City Hall Observation Deck
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  • Richmond skyline from Church Hill
    Richmond skyline from Church Hill
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  • Richmond Skyline and the James River
    Richmond Skyline and the James River
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    Vantage point 3: "new" City Hall Observation Deck

    by b1bob Updated Jun 19, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Another good vantage point is the observation deck of the new (in Richmond terms) City Hall. Since 11 September 2001, you sign in on the ground floor and then take the lift up to the 17th floor observation deck. As you can see on enlarging the 6-frame photo, on a clear day, you can get a good view of the city from all sides.

    from the City Hall Observation Deck
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    Vantage Point 2: Hollywood Cemetery

    by b1bob Updated Jun 19, 2006

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    Favorite thing: From the Hollywood Cemetery on Oregon Hill at the northern edge of the James River, you can get a spectacular view of the Richmond Skyline and the James River below. The tall buildings are of the Federal Reserve building, several banks that have major offices here and Dominion Virginia Power. The gleaming skyline contrasts nicely with the natural beauty of the James River and the shores. The nearest bridge is the Robert E. Lee Bridge. On enlarging it, you will see a pedestrian bridge underneath. The next three are the Chester, Mayo's, and I-95 Bridges.

    Richmond Skyline and the James River
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    Vantage point 1: Church Hill

    by b1bob Updated Jun 19, 2006

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    Favorite thing: There is a steep rise between Franklin and Grace Streets east of Shockoe Bottom and downtown. Climb that hill, turn left onto Grace Street. At the intersection of 22d and Grace Street is the old (1968-2000) WRVA radio station (they merely moved to the West End). Park the car and go to the edge of the hill and take in this photographic vantage point. The views are even more breathtaking at night.

    Richmond skyline from Church Hill
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    Overview of Richmond

    by GUYON Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Have a overview of the city.
    Richmond is the Virginia capital and have some high buildings which reflect on the James River.

    Fondest memory: Two visitors centers :
    * 550 E Marshall street - 804.782.2777.
    * 1710 Robin Hood Rd - I95/I64 exit 78 - 800.370.2577

    Richmond from James River
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    Belle Isle

    by GUYON Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Go to Belle Isle. There is a footbridge, hanged under a trafficbridge (curious isn't it ?), from the bank to the island (to go there take Belvidere Street).
    From this bridge, you can enjoy a beautiful view on the James River and its numerous small islands.

    Fondest memory: Nearby, there is the canal with a 1.25 mile walk.

    View from Belle Isle
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    From the State Capitol Steps

    by acemj Written Oct 18, 2002

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    Favorite thing: This is a view of downtown Richmond from the steps of the state Capitol. VT member b1bob's city is full of Civil War era historical markers and monuments and the area around the Capitol grounds in particularly interesting.

    Fondest memory: (sorry about the dark photo)

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