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Vintage Belle Isle Park Proposal Vs. Today: Who Wore it Better?

Did you know that there was once a proposal to build a park structure at the Eastern edge of Belle Isle? The vintage rendering shows that the proposal included sale boat slips on the northeastern and southeastern edge of the island, a boardwalk, a large artificial fountain, and multi-level mezzanine

Crazy High Water at Belle Isle This Weekend

So I have seen a lot of floodwater in Richmond, but this weekend stands out. Perhaps that is because we crossed Belle Isle this weekend to the south rather than our normal northern route. The area in the photographs south of Belle Isle is normally mostly dry rocks, but Saturday it was