Virginia Capitol in Richmond
The Virginia State Capitol is a park and legislative space situated in a heavily green area. Numerous statues commemorate various aspects of Virginia and Richmond history, such as the enormous George Washington statue, the Edgar Allen Poe statue, a Civil Rights statue ("It seemed like reaching for the moon") and civil war personalities and others populating the grounds. The entrance to the Govenor's mansion is in one corner, and a Colonial bell tower is in the opposite corner with a visitor's Center. Richmond office buildings, hotels and other structures are on view just beyond the park setting.