A new housing development at Belle Isle

Miniature blue town popped up on one of the old stone piers in view of pedestrian bridge to Belle IsleThe pedestrian bridge under the Robert E. Lee Bridge in downtown Richmond provides some of the absolute best vantage points in the city. Who wouldn’t want to live there?

The pier easy to see from the pedestrian bridge to Belle IsleWell, there is a cute miniature blue town that has popped up on one of the old stone piers that remain in the James River just east of the pedestrian walkway. It has a church at its center, a fountain, a lighthouse and at least 30 other buildings. It resembles a quaint New England coastal town, reminiscent of a place Norman Rockwell would portray in the Saturday Evening Post.

Whomever climbed up there to layout the town is a brave soul. The piers are between 12- and 16-feet tall and from the looks in the photo, the little buildings seem to be anchored down with putty or some other adhesive.

Sorry for the “gotcha” headline, but you’ve got to admit, that’s a cool and clever prank somebody was able to pull (unless that’s your little town and you’ve been wondering who stole it).

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7 responses to “A new housing development at Belle Isle

  1. You dragged me out here at this time of day for this?

  2. How could somebody do that and not be seen? They would have need a ladder or a rope. Must have been more than one person. They’d need a boat, right?

  3. Reminds me of the miniature castle in Liberty State Park, NJ: http://www.weirdnj.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=74&Itemid=28

  4. Ok I’ll have to play devil’s advocate here since I commented on the recent post about graffiti on ROTJ but this does beg to question… why are we generally ok with this and not graffiti? Is it mostly the ego-centric nature of graffiti? Because I assure you, I and most people here would be pretty angry had some kid spray painted his tag name in big hot pink and blaze orange letters here. Maybe graffiti just looks cheap?

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