We were en-route to Monticello and stopped into Richmond to drive around the City and especially to visit the Robert E. Lee Memorial. Couldn't find the memorial, but we did find the Capitol Building. These folks should know . .. they look like they are grounds keepers for the Capitol and obviously should know the area.
They were busy working away getting the grounds manicured as Stephen Spielberg was shooting a movie in Richmond and the whole City was in chaos. The Capitol especially was getting some special attention due to some of the requirements of the time period of the movie shoot.
Sooo I marched, with a fair amount of purpose, right up to the grounds keepers who were all working diligently away at manicuring the flower beds.
|Virginia State Capitol Building . .. . Richmond, Virginia|
Good Morning gentlemen . . . . would any of you happen to know where the Robert E. Lee memorial is?
Oh ma'am you can't walk there . . you have to go to such and such an intersection and the place is all tore up 'cause of this movie. But while you are here, there is a marvelous statue of George Washington just behind the Capitol Building and with yo' big camera yo' should like that.
|Here's George . .. .Washington that is|
LIGHT BULB GOES ON . . . I had just been having a lovely conversation with the incarcerated and the lady in the cart was their guard.
No wonder they looked so surprised when I actually stopped and talked to them.
Told ya' . . .. I am just friendly.