|VA territory from the 1600s to today.|
|genuine confederate cash dollars. for sale!|
|snakes on a train|
(like any respectable civil war era photographer i might have arranged this photo.)
when i first moved here i was totally into the history of the city. i'd drive around town looking at the statues and the old houses and cobblestone streets. i'd go to the museums and historical sites. coming from socal, everything seemed so ancient to me. but i'm pretty much over it now. richmond doesn't look like "richmond - the historical city" to me anymore. it's just "richmond - the place i live." every so often though i'll have a sort of flashback feeling and look through the lens of one unfamiliar with all this and it will just hit me that this place is old, yo! i've always loved thinking about what things used to look like and how people lived. i was never very interested in the political aspect of history or why nations did x or y. i was always interested in the every day people, how they lived and what they thought about things. seeing things like that confederate money makes me wonder who owned that and what they bought with it or what they were saving it for. it's weird to think that i know how the war turned out and how their money was worthless, but the person who had that money didn't know at the time.
|superstars pizza for lunch|
|i can't resist a facehole photograph opportunity.|
|i kinda dropped the ball on pretty country photos.|