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Monument Avenue

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Monument Avenue

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TravelingPhotog129 wrote a review Mar 2021
2 contributions2 helpful votes
To those reviewers saying “it’s no longer what it once was.” Good. It was a stretch of monuments honoring confederate soldiers in the middle of a city that has a 50% Black population... monuments honoring the people who fought to keep many of their own ancestors enslaved. It’s even better now. I hope they take down the Robert E Lee Statue but leave the base. The graffiti is a powerful symbol of the justified pain and anger of a people who have been oppressed for far too long. If you care about the advancement of your Black and Brown brothers and sisters and those who were murdered by cops without justice, this is a must see. The energy is palpable and has become an important piece of history in and of itself.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Ron S wrote a review Mar 2021
New York City, New York4,636 contributions602 helpful votes
Monument Avenue should be renamed Postament Avenue. Or install statues of Mickey & Minnie Mouse or something on those pedestals to make use of them.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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RVADude wrote a review Mar 2021
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It looks horrible now. The ones saying it looks great were probably involved in vandalism and destruction in 2020 honestly. It use to be beautiful and in fact was one of the main roads for the World Bike Championships. It was actually the main photo they used every fall when the street turned colors. Now the only thing remaining is a statue covered in graffiti and thats fenced off. Mainly because people put old couches and random stuff in the circle then hang out all day. Heck many avoid the city now because of the unrest. The riots got so bad the mayor’s home was attacked one night. Whether you liked how monument ave was it was no doubt one of the prettiest streets in VA. Now it’s a slum much like other parts of the city that have fallen into disrepair. Truly until the road is fixed there’s really no reason to visit the street. Go see maymont, bell isle, etc. Or the museums though one got burned down by the riots last year. Honestly there’s not much to see in the city anymore. Many businesses have moved out and every revitalization plan fails because the residents don’t want to pay for improvements. The city schools are actually the worst in VA for that reason. Many popular areas are now centers for crime as the business, clubs, etc don’t survive. The only reason the city has grown is the very cheap housing.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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flydog55 wrote a review Feb 2021
Richmond, Virginia16 contributions9 helpful votes
Many of the reviews are old. Monument Avenue is GONE. All but one monument have been removed, and the remaining one has been badly defaced and is planned for removal too. The city has been transformed from a southern jewel to a bombed-out slum. If you have to visit the area, make sure to stay safe by staying outside of the city limits.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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JeffBreedlove wrote a review Jan 2021
Atlanta, Georgia3,762 contributions372 helpful votes
This is literally history occurring in 2021. I will avoid any comments other than to say if you want to actually witness history go visit while the last statue remains. We went in the daylight and it was perfectly safe
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Date of experience: January 2021
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