Sunday, August 18, 2013

City of Monuments

Say "monument" in Richmond, and you will most likely think of Monument Avenue, which is located right out our front door at Maury Place at Monument. Or maybe you will think of Capitol Square. Or the big equestrian statues throughout our city. But there is a whole other world of monuments out there! Some peer over rooftops, some jut out from walls, some hang from highways, occupy corners, or pop up in public parks.

These monuments are noted in a new book from Robert C. Layton, "Discovering Richmond Monuments: A History of River City Landmarks Beyond the Avenue." We have just ordered our copy for Maury Place! With this book as a starting point, you could plan your walking tour in the Fan near Monroe Park, learn more about the abstract sculptures on Main Street downtown, or find new meaning along the Canal Walk.
Check out the Richmond monuments on a Google map: http://rotj.word-press.com/statues-monuments/. For a monumental adventure on a Segway, you can also join in on tours of downtown monuments with River City Segs on August 24 and September 7. River City Segs is located at 1805 E. Grace Street; phone: 804-343-6105 or visit http://rivercitysegs.com.

Mac Pence and Jeff Wells
your Richmond Virginia Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers at Maury Place at Monument