About

DSC06411_200I live in Richmond, Virginia, and have been exploring, writing and photographing the James River and the Richmond area for several years. It’s a hobby now, though I have done it professionally as well with the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Discover Richmond, NBC12 and now with Richmond.com. I am also working on my masters degree in urban planning at VCU.

See more about me at www.philriggan.com

I use the Falls of the James Atlas by Bill Trout very often in my writing. I also cling to my memories of several long talks with James River Park System manager Ralph White and members of his dedicated staff. Here’s to hoping for many more chances to connect with these guys on the turf we love most.

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8 responses to this post.

  1. NIce to see a fellow Richmonder! Check out my blog takingitpersonally.wordpress.com I don’t have any Richmond pieces up yet…maybe soon.

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  2. Awesome site! Would love to chat more about it if you have the time. Thanks!

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  3. Posted by John on July 29, 2010 at 12:56 am

    Great site. Hopefully you will like mine as well http://www.onewayrichmond.blogspot.com

    also,

    amazing photos of Richmond!

    – John

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  4. Hi —

    IPMBA is holding a police/EMS bike conference in Richmond next April, and I’m interested in using some of your photos of the James River Trail System. Would you be willing to grant us permission to use them, properly credited, of course?

    Thank you.

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  5. Phil,

    Thank you for your comment on my blog. I now have in-laws in the Richmond area, so I’m sure I will be back many more times. I’m only sorry it took me this long to discover your city, which I fell in love with.

    This is a great blog, by the way, and I will look forward to perusing it in the future as I prepare for further explorations of Richmond.

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  6. Posted by Kim Umstadter on October 27, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Me too! Told your Mom about 12 About Town. Think she’s wishing she could see all this stuff too.

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  7. Posted by Marsha Frith on October 27, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Very Richmond is a great idea! I’m reading your posts almost daily. I’ll eventually get your mother to do the same.
    Keep up the great work (or is it play?)!

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  8. Thanks for the great Richmond stories – I look forward to more….

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