Art All Around Us “That Building Under The Interstate”

As many of you know I am always on the lookout for the art that is all around us. This may be a little bit of a stretch, but it certainly attracted my attention.

I was driving through Richmond, VA recently and, as always, we marveled at a building that is built underneath I 95, (well almost).

So, as Claire sat there she googled “what is the building underneath I 95”.

And believe it or not there was an answer!

It was a train station built around the turn of the century. On the way back through town we took a detour and went down to see this fabulous building that we’ve only observed from the interstate at 65 miles an hour. (OK 70 mph)

Not just belting… but belting and supplies!

BUT before we got there, I saw a small building just on the other side of the road. It too is on Main Street in Richmond. But it is unused and has been unused for what looks like a long time. Let me tell you, I would love to have that building. It’s not nice looking now but it has good bones, fascinating windows, and even though it’s in a horrible location… it is hanging on.

Some carpenters and some bricklayers put their hearts and souls into this building 100 years ago because they wanted it to look nice…. and for that I thank them.

I just hope someone in Richmond notices the beauty of what it is and does something about it.

Keep your eyes open for the art all around you.

It’s there, we just need to notice it and appreciate it.

And if you see some, send me a picture I’d love to see it too.

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