A Drone Flew High Above An Abandoned Power Plant In Virginia And Caught The Most Incredible Footage
The James River is one of Virginia’s most iconic natural features. Nowhere is that more apparent than Richmond, the capital city whose history is tied to the river. Head to the heart of the city and you’ll find access to one of the most fascinating landmarks on the river: Belle Isle. This 54-acre river island is managed by the city and functions as a park. The island is steeped in history, and examples of days gone by aren’t hard to find. One prime example is the abandoned hydroelectric power plant. Constructed in the early 1900s, the building has stood vacant for over half a century. The following footage shows a remarkable perspective of the abandoned power plant:
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What are your thoughts on this drone footage of Belle Isle? We’d love to hear your thoughts! Be sure to join in on the conversation by leaving a comment below. For another abandoned adventure, you can take a thrilling road trip to the 6 most abandoned places in Virginia.
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Alexandria. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.
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