RVA, or Richmond, VA, is packed with civil war history.
Last weekend, I had the chance to “look up and look down” at some Georgian-style buildings and so today’s throwback post is linked to Debbie’s “look up-look down” challenge (more entries HERE).
I grabbed these few photos with the ol’ iPhone and first, here is the entrance way to the Academy of Medicine, which is now a part of the Medical College of Virginia:
For an interesting article about the “then and now” of the RVA Academy of Medicine – go HERE
snippet from article:
“Richmond, like Rome, is built on seven hills” and the Shockhoe Hill has played major part in the medical life and history of Richmond and “the Medical College of Virginia was the only medical school in the Confederacy to continue operation throughout the Civil War.”
Next, I grabbed an up shot photo of the Georgian-style door at Tompkins-McCaw Library:
“The MCV Board of Visitors approved the name “Tompkins-McCaw Library” on March 10, 1950, honoring General Tompkins’ great aunt, maternal grandfather, uncle, father and brother.” – more HERE
Lastly, after the sunrise welcomed us, we looked down to see the Museum of the Confederacy:
I close this Throwback Thursday “remembrance post” with a quote from a fellow blogger, gpcox
While he mainly posts about the Pacific War, his varied blog posts smoothly remind us that PART of fully enjoying today is done by making time to learn about and remember our history…. he says, “my aim, to make an impact and keep everyone Remembering everyday!” ~ gpcox, 5-2014 – more HERE
Abbott & Costello Who’s On First
Now even if you do want to watch all 8 minutes of this – you should at least watch the first 2 minutes just because we all need to remember the classic Abbott & Costello.
Have a nice day!