Bus Stop 191, located at the corner of Admiral Gravely and Government, sits empty in the afternoons. Photo by Garrett Fundakowski.


I TAKE A SEAT ON A BENCH at the corner of Admiral Gravely Boulevard and Government Road in the Fulton community of downtown Richmond. I’m waiting for the bus at Stop 191. It’s early evening—4:42 pm, to be exact. Behind me, the echo of a basketball smacking asphalt can be heard as two children practice Read more about BUS STOP 191[…]


ACROSS THE STREET from the gravel parking lot, a crumbling concrete path leads into the trees. Weeds have grown through the cracks and glass shards litter the spaces in between. Off to the left, a rusted metal dumpster sits silently; small yellow flowers bloom at its base. The sign reads Gillies Creek Park. In the Read more about FULTON HAD EVERYTHING[…]

Surviving the Flood

  FROM THEIR FRUIT AND VEGETABLE STANDS at the 17th Street Market in Shockoe Bottom, sisters Rosa Fleming, 79, and Evelyn Allen, 81, have watched and lived through the roller coaster existence of Richmond’s “Bottom” for 75 years. Their family has worked these stands as vendors for four generations—over half of the 279 years that the market has been in existence. Read more about Surviving the Flood[…]