Art, Edgar Allan Poe, Poetry, Richmond Virginia

Poetry contest

Hi folks and friends. I just found out about this poetry contest and figured I would pass along the information to all the poets in wordpress world. Click on the link below to enter.

Best wishes to those that enter.

Art, Louis Abbatepaolo, Richmond Virginia, Summer Fun, Vacation, Virginia, Tourism

Spanish sculptor, Jaume Plensa, who specializes in large-scale outdoor artworks

DSC_6918DSC_6919DSC_6920DSC_6921These images were taken at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art in Richmond Virginia.

Spanish sculptor, Jaume Plensa, who specializes in large-scale outdoor artworks.
I think it was one of the most unusual and interesting pieces I have seen in that genre. It was so unusual and interesting, one could almost not stop staring at it. I am glad I went.



Art, graphic design, Richmond Virginia, sports, Summer Fun, Vacation, Virginia, Tourism

Inspirational Quote

Hello everyone. I thought this might be of interest to everyone. I took the photograph sometime last year, I think almost a year ago in Richmond Virginia, while hiking along the James River with a good friend. I remember watching this person kayak the river. He never let up for one second, no matter what happened.

The quote is from this link:

Poster design by your truly.


Art, Louis Abbatepaolo, Richmond Virginia, Summer Fun, Vacation, Virginia, Tourism

Gone Fishing


“A moment in time, engraved into one chapter during the summer of 2016. A father and son enjoying life one frame at a time. A beautiful, peaceful point in time, disengaging from life’s rush hour.” 

My friend and I visited a very beautiful site in Richmond Virginia, during the summer of 2016. While there were many images taken, I chose this one as a reminder of family life and moments with a good friend. We were talking the night before I posted this image and we reminisced about all the many adventures we had taken from Pittsburgh, PA to Richmond VA. We know each other for ten years. We are grateful for the friendship we have.

For information about that area, feel free to visit the links below.

Belle Island, Richmond Virginia,_Virginia)

©2016 LA Photography/Graphic Design-Louis Abbatepaolo -Photographer

Edgar Allan Poe, Louis Abbatepaolo, Richmond Virginia, sports, Summer Fun, Vacation, Virginia, Tourism

Richmond Virginia Trip


With summer in full swing, there are many excellent sites to see throughout the USA.

Richmond Virginia is one of them. Since 2008, I have had the good pleasure of visiting Virginia from Richmond to Leesburg and have enjoyed many wonderful sites of the State. my friend Katie and I have seen many historical sites in various places of the state (Monticello, James Madison Plantation, Edgar Allan Poe Museum, Chatam House, James River Canal Rides, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, The Virginia Historical Society to name but a few), Sports (The Richmond Flying Squirrels – The team is a part of the Eastern League, is the Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants major league club, and plays at The Diamond.), Virginia Beach (beautiful sand, excellent swimming conditions in the Atlantic Ocean), The Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden (a beautiful site to see with its fantastic gardens located throughout the grounds and its greenhouse).

Richmond has developed itself again into an beautiful area. Over the last few years, it has undergone a major citywide beautification project to bring more tourism, enhancing itself city wide. it also held a major world wide bicycle competition in 2016. Whether its the arts and entertainment, a walk through the city, visiting the parks, music and the arts or sports, there is always something to see and do.

In late July, I will again visit one of my favorite places on Earth and enjoy my time with my good friend Katie.DSC_3616.JPGDSC_3645.JPG