Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Trip to Belle Isle

Belle Isle is an island in the James River in Richmond, Virginia.  It was used as a prison and for munitions manufacturing during the Civil War.  We traveled there a couple weekends ago on a drizzly day to explore.
 View of the swollen James from the hanging pedestrian bridge.  There's an osprey nest in one of the trees.
 Train coming through.
 Old Civil War era bridge support.
 Trail on Belle Isle.
 Below is a group of reenactors at the American Civil War Museum (at the old Tredegar Iron Works) doing a cannon firing demonstration.
Being a Civil War buff, I found the museum a little disappointing, but it was fun to visit it and read the markers on Belle Isle.

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