Our recent trip to Richmond wasn't just about French films. We also spent some time sightseeing and making an additional French connection. Here we're on the lawn of the Virginia State Capitol, which was a short walk from our hotel. The seat of Virginia's legislature, the building was designed by Thomas Jefferson, who modeled it… Continue reading Virginia State Capitol
We arrived rather early to our first film at the French Film Festival in Richmond, so we were able to get a photo of the marquee at the Byrd Theatre without a crowd in front of it. The pylons were in place to reserve parking for the shuttle bus carrying the delegation of French filmmakers… Continue reading Marquee above the Byrd Theatre in the evening
We're home in Phoenix. More photos and stories to follow later in the week.
We arrived at the airport in Richmond a little early, but bad weather in North Carolina and Virginia has been wreaking havoc with air traffic, so our flight to Charlotte is delayed at least an hour. Our connecting flight from Charlotte is also delayed because of the weather, so I'm remaining optimistic we'll make the… Continue reading Airport delay
Most likely our last stop before the airport, we're at Shockoe Espresso & Roastery solely because they're roasting beans right now and clouds of delicious-smelling coffee smoke are wafting through the neighborhood. Kathryn is inside buying a half-pound to take home with us. Whoever sits next to us on our flights will be in for… Continue reading Coffee roasting infusion
It's not easy to get a good interior photo of the Byrd Theatre with a mid-tier phone like mine, especially in near darkness. This was the best I could manage. What betrays the age of this place -- something you can't see in photos -- is the seating, which is as old as the cinema… Continue reading A peek inside the Byrd Theatre, Richmond