It seems we hustle through our days self-absorbed or half-asleep, oblivious to our surroundings beyond windshields or phone screens. We see superficially, and miss out on a secret world that’s hidden right in front of us. It’s especially true here in Richmond, a city of quiet pleasures, buried treasures, saints and sinners, urban legends and layers of history just waiting to be peeled back and revealed.
Want to see what’s out there? Let us help open your eyes.
A guide to hidden places, gnomes and things
Church Hill's infamous Fairy Village. (Photo by Steve Hedberg)
Holiday food finds
A beautiful buche de Noel or yule log at Whisk. (Photo by Phong Nguyen)
Art gems and artifacts hidden in plain sight
Five Richmond benefactors you've never heard of but should know
Scandalous! The shocking truth behind some of Richmond's most outrageous true stories
Richmond urban legends debunked, or not