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.
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!