Sunday, September 18, 2011
Rt. 20, Orange, VA--Russia, 1787, Grigory Potemkin, one of Catherine the Great's ministers, is alleged to have build fake villages along the Dnieper River to impress the Empress with the value of the newly conquered lands. Taking a lesson from this endeavor of the past the town of Orange has constructed their own, "Potemkin Village" (and I must say it has the village look) to mask and old junk yard on the way into town. The question to be asked is when the site is developed in the future will it look as nice as it does now?