Islam Mansouri (Algeria) took care making the tight U-turn under the shadow of the Davis Monument has he prepared for the fast (although bumping) trek back down Monument Avenue and the gradual, albeit almost flat, descent towards the river. I noticed that every day, standing in the exact same spot on this corner, was a man proudly waving his Colombian flag as riders of every nation swung pass. Monument Avenue is one of the more beautiful roads in Richmond with its tree lined median and its early 20th century mansion adding a stately back drop to the statues of the leaders of the Confederacy.
This is a small original watercolor created using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushed from www.richesonart.com. In addition, prints of this painting will be available through the Richmond Times Dispatch website at www.richmond.com, hopefully very soon.