Getting to know Virginia – VCU

So, I started a wonderful new job at VCU – Virginia Commonwealth University. It is a huge, sprawling, urban campus, actually, two campuses, and I walked around very briefly last week on my lunch break and took a few pictures.

This is the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart on the Monroe Campus. I wanted to walk around the whole thing, but the bus was coming and I was already running out of time. I’ll go back when the weather gets cooler.

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Courts Building across from the MCV Campus.

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Bird bathing in front of the Governor’s Mansion.

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Not sure what these buildings are, but they are across from the Capitol.

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A little bit of the Richmond skyline.

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I think I took a tour of the Capitol building when I first moved here, guess I’ll need to go again.

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I thought these shots were interesting, blending the old with the new.

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There is a very quaint courtyard not too far from my office where a lot of people go to eat their lunch. It has a fountain, some statues, cute bistro tables and chairs, and a HUGE tree that offers shade.

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You don’t have to look too far to see peaceful tranquility woven into the industrial chaos.

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KDH (Kill Devil Hills), OBX NC September 2010

Thought I had put all of my beach vacations up, but I was wrong! Here are some pictures of the first time I went to the OBX.

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Stayed at the Days Inn Mariner, right on the sand.

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These are called Devil Purses, but they are really just egg casings.

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Jelly fish pod thingys

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Where did I get that nail polish? I love that color!!

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Beautiful sunrise!

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I ate at Mulligan’s one night. I STILL have memories of the surf and turf hamburger. It was just a regular hamburger but it had a crab-cake on top. YUM!!!

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I didn’t drive thru it (I have since), but I thought the Brew Thru was an ingenious concept!

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Took a few shots of some of the more colorful beach houses.

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Visited the Roanoke Island NC Aquarium in Manteo. It was small, but a nice diversion.

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These were shot with my old camera and I must say I can see a major improvement from that one to my current one.

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Yes, that is my face. Not only has my technology improved, my technique has too.

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I ate at the Sugar Shack Market, lots of fried goodness, and I enjoyed the gorgeous sunset.

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Have I mentioned how much I love the beach? ;-)