This beautiful fountain greets you at the bridge you walk over to get to Brown's Island. The folk festival took over the island as well as much of the area near Tredegar Iron Works and the Federal Reserve Building. We had a most beautiful weekend for the festival. Last year they had 200,000 attend. I know that record must have been broken this year!
The "Falls of the James" refers to "the 7-mile stretch of the river where it drops more than 100 feet in altitude as it runs through Richmond, between Bosher's Dam and the tidal waters around the 14th Street Bridge downtown." If you are a kayaker, this is a wonderful time of year to paddle the James through downtown Richmond. For more on the "falls of the James" visit this link: http://www2.richmond.com/lifestyles/2011/oct/12/fall-falls-james-river-ar-1375733/