ken hopson's photography


  ALL PHOTOS TAKEN IN OR AROUND RICHMOND BY KEN HOPSON    

OUTBUILDING NEXT TO OLD HYDROELECTRIC PLANT ON BELLE ISLE OUTBUILDING NEXT TO OLD HYDROELECTRIC PLANT ON BELLE ISLE OLD HYDROELECTRIC PLANT ON BELLE ISLE RICHMOND BOAT CLUB OFF RT. 5
BELLE  HYDROELEC 1 BELLE HYDROELEC 2 BELLE HYDROELEC 3 RICHMOND BOAT CLUB
1920'S STEAM PLANT ON EAST END OF BROWN'S ISLAND 1900'S VIRGINIA ELECTRIC AND POWER COMPANY HYDROELECTRIC PLANT ON EAST END OF BROWN'S ISLAND CONGRETATION OF BIRDS OVER THE RAILROAD TRACKS IRON LOADER ON TRACKS NEAR WEST END OF GREAT SHIP LOCK
BROWNS STEAM PLANT BROWNS HYDROELEC BIRDS ON TRACK IRON LOADER
FEDERAL RESERVE BLDG FROM KANAWHA PLAZA CONTROL BOOTH TOWERING ABOVE GREAT SHIP LOCK CONTROL BOOTH TOWERING ABOVE GREAT SHIP LOCK THE JOHN KERR BRANCH HOUSE IS THE LARGEST HOUSE ON MONUMENT AVENUE AT 33,000 SQUARE FEET
FEDERAL RESERVE CANAL LOCK  CONTROL CANAL LOCK  CONTROL BRANCH HOUSE
TRACKS GOING INTO TOWN FROM CANAL ST IN SHOCKOE BOTTOM OLD BUSTED TRACKS (TRACK 3) USED TO BE BEHIND THE SCIENCE MUSEUM OF VA AN ANTS' VIEW OF AN ONCOMING TRAIN ALONG THE CANAL TRAIN HEADING IN TO TOWN
DOWNTOWN TRACKS BEHIND SCI MUSEUM CSX TRAIN 1 CSX TRAIN 2
THIS TUG USED TO BE IN THE CANAL AROUND 25TH ST INSIDE THE TUG THAT USED TO BE IN THE CANAL AT 25TH ST THE GREAT SHIP LOCK, AT DOCK AND PEAR STS, WAS BUILT HERE BETWEEN 1850-54 AND CONNECTED THE JAMES RIVER WITH THE RICHMOND DOCK, COMPLETING THE JAMES RIVER AND KANAWHA CANAL SYSTEM THAT BYPASSED 7 MILES OF FALLS AND CONTINUED 197 MILES THROUGH VIRGINIA'S WESTERN MTN RANGES. MUCK, AT THE GREAT SHIP LOCK - THE GREAT SHIP LOCK, AT DOCK AND PEAR STS, WAS BUILT HERE BETWEEN 1850-54 AND CONNECTED THE JAMES RIVER WITH THE RICHMOND DOCK, COMPLETING THE JAMES RIVER AND KANAWHA CANAL SYSTEM THAT BYPASSED 7 MILES OF FALLS AND CONTINUED 197 MILES THROUGH VIRGINIA'S WESTERN MTN RANGES.
OLD TUG IN CANAL 1 OLD TUG IN CANAL 2 GREAT SHIP LOCK 1 GREAT SHIP LOCK 2
THE VICTORIAN GOTHIC PUMPHOUSE AT 3-MILE LOCK STILL STANDS WHERE IT WAS BUILT IN 1883 THE VICTORIAN GOTHIC PUMPHOUSE AT 3-MILE LOCK STILL STANDS WHERE IT WAS BUILT IN 1883 PUMPHOUSE MAMOSA VIEW OF THE ATLANTIC COASTLINE BRIDGE FROM THE  HISTORIC PUMPHOUSE
PUMPHOUSE 1 PUMPHOUSE 2 PUMPHOUSE 3 VIEW FROM PUMPHOUSE
BEFORE THERE WAS THE ROBERT E. LEE BRIDGE, THERE WAS THE ROBERT E. LEE BRIDGE THE HAXALL MILL - IN THE 1860S, RICHMOND WAS CONSIDERED THE FLOUR CAPITOL OF THE NATION. THE HAXALL MILL - IN THE 1860S, RICHMOND WAS CONSIDERED THE FLOUR CAPITOL OF THE NATION. BIG CHUNKS OF ICE AMASSED ON THE JAMES
OLD LEE BRIDGE HAXALL MILL 1 HAXALL MILL 2 JAMES RIVER ICE CHUNKS
THE KANAWHA CANAL, LOOKING EAST RICHMOND ACROSS MANCHESTER BRIDGE ATLANTIC COASTLINE TRAIN TRESTLE OVER JAMES TAKEN FROM POWHITE BRIDGE RIVERSIDE DR, WEST OF THE BLVD BRIDGE, RIDES BENEATH THE ATLANTIC COASTLINE RR BRIDGE THAT SPANS THE JAMES
CANAL WALK MAYO'S BRIDGE CSX TRESTLE RIVERSIDE DR
PONY PASTURE TRAIL WETLAND LEAVES THE WETLANDS AT THE JAMES RIVER PARK, CATWALK BUILT BY BOYSCOUTS
PONY PASTURE VINES AUTUMN COLORS THE WETLANDS WETLANDS CATWALK
HOLLYWOOD CEMETERY'S 90 FOOT GRANITE PYLON, COMPLETED IN 1869, IS A MONUMENT TO 18,000 CONFEDERATE ENLISTED MEN BURIED NEARBY. NEW LIGHT BAPTIST CHURCH UNDER RENOVATIONS ON BROAD ST. HEADING UP CHURCH HILL THE OLD RICHMOND & PETERSBURG RAILROAD BRIDGE TO BELLE ISLE, A 60 ACRE ISLAND IN THE JAMES RIVER.  SITE OF A NOTORIOUS CIVIL WAR PRISON CAMP AND HOME TO INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITY FOR CENTURIES. THIS CATWALK RUNS UNDERNEATH THE TRACKS BEHIND BROWNS' ISLAND
HOLLYWOOD CEMETERY NEW LIGHT BAPTIST BELLE ISLE TRESTLE CSX CATWALK
THE VCU MUSIC CENTER - ONCE SERVING AS THE GROVE AVE BAPTIST CHURCH, THIS EARLY ENGLISH REVIVAL BLDG FEATURES A SQUARE BELL TOWER AND TRIPLE-STAINED GLASS WINDOWS ST ANDREWS CHURCH IN OREGON HILL ST ANDREWS CHURCH IN OREGON HILL ITALIAN RENAISSANCE REVIVAL STYLE CATHEDRAL OF THE SACRED HEART ON LAUREL ST WAS BUILT IN 1934
GROVE AVE BAPTIST ST. ANDREWS 1 ST. ANDREWS 2 SACRED HEART
THIS VICTORIAN GOTHIC BUILDING AT 1000 E. BROAD ST. WAS COMPLETED AS RICHMOND'S CITY HALL IN 1894 FRAMEWORK OF WATER CONDUIT AT TREDEGAR IRON WORKS ARCHED STRUCTURES STILL STANDING AT TREDEGAR IRON WORKS ICICLES ON THE ATLANTIC COASTLINE RAILROAD BRIDGE
OLD CITY HALL TREDEGAR IRON WKS 1 TREDEGAR IRON WKS 2 ATLANTIC COAST LINE
BY 1896, AMERICAN TOBACCO WAS MAKING IN RICHMOND 96% OF ALL CIGARETTES MADE IN THE UNITED STATES. BILLS BARBEQUE IMPERIAL BROOM CO HAS MADE OLD-FASHIONED NATURAL FIBER BROOMS FOR 80 YRS UNDER THE OWNERSHIP OF FOUR GENERATIONS OF THE ROBINSON FAMILY E.M.TODD & CO. WAS SHIPPING HAM TO THE WEST INDIES IN 1779
LUCKY STRIKE BILLS BBQ & FFV IMPERIAL BROOM CO TODD'S HAM
VCU BOUGHT THIS BLOCK, THESE GUYS ARE MOVING TO HULL ST. WOULDN'T WANT TO ACCIDENTALLY EMBALM SOMEONE WITH CARPET CLEANER .... ABBOTT FRUIT CO. LOVINGS PRODUCE IN SHOCKOE BOTTOM
FAMILY OWNED VICTORY RUG ABBOTT FRUIT LOVINGS PRODUCE
THE MOST NOTORIOUS BAR IN THE DEVIL'S TRIANGLE THE RICHMOND DAIRY BLDG IN JACKSON WARD FEATURES THREE SIXTEEN FT MILK BOTTLES THIS REPLICA OF A MOSLEM TEMPLE, USED FOR BROADWAY SHOWS, SYMPHONIES, OPERAS AND BALLETS,  FORMALLY OPENED IN 1927
THE RITZ RICHMOND DAIRY CO PHILLIP MORRIS ONCE THE MOSQUE
NATURAL GAS CO OF VA SAUER'S ON BROAD STREET JEFFERSON LOAN AT 10 E. BROAD ST. ON BELMONT AVE, THESE FOLKS SPORT A WIDE VARIETY OF CROSSES IN THEIR WINDOW
NATURAL GAS CO SAUERS JEFFERSON LOAN RELIGIOUS GOODS SHOP
A CARYTOWN FIXTURE ... THESE PEOPLE HAVE RESOLED MY SHOES MANY TIMES MR ABLE SIGN ON BROAD ST ON SHEPHERD ST ... NEAR THE RITZ FOUND THIS IN A VCU BLDG JUST PRIOR TO DEMOLITION
MITCHEM'S IN CARYTOWN MR ABLE MOMOS MARKET DO YOU?
LILY PADS OVERTAKE PADDLEBOATS IN FOUNTAIN LAKE AT BYRD PARK THE STARLINGS DANCE EVERY YEAR OVER BYRD PARK AS WINTER ARRIVES THIS NONSENSE HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE THE FIRST PHONE WIRE WAS STRUNG PIONEER WAGON IN THE HERITAGE VILLAGE AT THE STATE FAIR
BYRD PK PADDLEBOATS STARLINGS OVER BYRD HANGING SHOES HERITAGE VILLAGE
STORED ART IN THE VA MUSEUM CITY HALL GOT A FACELIFT STATE FAIR SWINGS STATE FAIR SWINGS
VMFA STORAGE CITY HALL ST FAIR BEAUTIES ST FAIR SWING RIDE
IF IT WEREN'T FOR THE FAN, I MIGHT AS WELL LIVE IN ANOTHER CITY IF IT WEREN'T FOR CARYTOWN, I'D NEED A CAR VIEW OF SCOTTS ADDITION FROM THE MIDTOWN COMFORT IN PARKING DECK SWIMMING POOL HANGING REELS AT RMIC DISPLAY DURING URBAN LIGHT WORKS 2004
FAN ALLEY BLDG CARYTOWN BACKYARDS SCOTT'S ADDITION RMIC DISPLAY
MY FAVORITE PHOTO ... ISAAK & ME ON A CATWALK BY THE RIVER RAINGEAR  TIM BURTON WOULD LOVE THE TREES IN MY YARD FOUND THIS GROVE IN BETWEEN HIGHWAY EXIT RAMPS NEAR CARYTOWN
SHADOWS OF TWO RAINGEAR CLOUDY MOON A GROVE
TOOK THIS SHOT DRIVING THRU THE 230 ACRE SELF CONTAINED MISSIONARY LEARNING CENTER IN HANOVER COUNTY BRONZE HORSE IN FRONT OF VA HISTORICAL SOCIETY ON BOULEVARD AVE MODERN SCULPTURE NOT EXACTLY A SPICE RACK
HANOVER   VA HISTORICAL SOCIETY CERAMIC CHAIN EXP JOINT SHELF
VARINA FIELD FUEL TANK ON OLD OSBORNE TNPK FUEL TANK ON OLD OSBORNE TNPK TRACTOR ON RT 5
VARINA FIELD 01 INT'L MATEX 01 INT'L MATEX 01 VARINA TRACTOR
HORSE IN VARINA HORSE IN VARINA COW IN VARINA OLD OSBORNE TNPK
VARINA CRITTERS 01 VARINA CRITTERS 02 VARINA CRITTERS 03 OSBORNE TNPK
VARINA FIELD VARINA FARM VARINA FIELD VARINA FARM
VARINA FIELD 02 VARINA FARM 01 VARINA FIELD 03 VARINA FARM 02
Varina Wheat Varina Buzzard Rt. 5 Mustard Rt. 5 Mustard
VARINA WHEAT VARINA BUZZARD RT. 5 MIUSTARD RT. 5 MIUSTARD
Osborn Tnpk and Kingsland Rd
OSBORN TNPK AND KINGSLAND RD
Malvern Hill Lane
MALVERN HILL LANE
Malvern Hill Lane
MALVERN HILL LANE
WILTON FARM RD FORT HARRISON BATTLEFIELD PARK ROAD
WILTON FARM RD FT. HARRISON BATTLEFIELD PARK RD

 
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09.01.2016

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