2015/08/31

E Street SE

Filed under: dogs,signs — WmX @ 11:24
vendor

Street vendor, E Street and Potomac Avenue, Washington DC.The Dogs Rule Van

2015/08/26

quaw quaw mah pe quaw

Filed under: dead,strange land — WmX @ 12:35
headstone Washington DC

Any Algonquian language speakers that can provide a rough translation of this name? Grave is in the Congressional Cemetery. How did this individual end up in SE D.C.?

2015/08/25

web architecture

Filed under: architecture,fauna,night — WmX @ 10:22
spider night

orb-web spider.
Unlike most arthropods, spiders have no extensor muscles in their limbs and instead extend them by hydraulic pressure–Wikipedia

2015/08/21

Steel Road

Filed under: neighborhood — WmX @ 09:28
railroad maintenance

Railroad crew makes repairs to the CSX/Buckingham Branch bridge over Moores Creek. This route attracted the incendiary attention of General Sheridan’s subordinates in the 1860’s.

2015/08/20

Decalogue

Filed under: God,signs — WmX @ 10:58
sign NOLA

A helpful reminder from the City of New Orleans.
The commandments include:
…instructions to worship only God, to honour parents, and to keep the sabbath; as well as prohibitions against idolatry, blasphemy, murder, adultery, theft, dishonesty, and coveting. Different religious groups follow different traditions for interpreting and numbering them.Wikipedia

2015/08/19

Cyprinus carpio haematopterus

Filed under: fauna — WmX @ 10:51
koi in St. Louis

The outside world was not aware of the development of color variations in koi until 1914, when the Niigata koi were exhibited at an annual exposition in Tokyo.–Wikipedia

2015/08/18

Five men

Filed under: Charlottesville,government,Urban Planning,zoning — WmX @ 15:52
MCWWTP

Coleman, Davis, Michie, Scribner and Weinberg. Who were these five men? 55 years ago Council didn’t entertain “matters from the public” or make announcements about Women’s Equality Day. This Monday in January ’58 Councilors were considering legislation that would open the gates to a flood of Federal money that would wash away one neighborhood and blanket a second with stank.
How were those decisions made?
Historians- write our small town’s zoning history!

RESOLVED THAT JAMES E BOWEN JR., CITY MANAGER OF THE CITY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE VIRGINIA BE AND HE IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO EXECUTE ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE SAID APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL GRANT FOR SEWAGE TREATMENT WORKS
UNDER U. S. C. 466 ET SEQ. IT BEING THE AGREEMENT OF THE CITY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE THAT IF A FEDERAL GRANT FOR THE PROJECT IS MADE PURSUANT TO THE FEDERAL WATER POLLUTION CONTROL ACT (33 U. S. C. 466 ET SEQ.), THE CITY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE WILL PAY THE REMAINING COST OF THE APPROVED PROJECT; AND THAT THE CITY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE WILL PROVIDE PROPER AND EFFICIENT OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE APPROVED PROJECT AFTER COMPLETION OF CONSTRUCTION THEREOF.
MR. DAVID J. WOOD JR. ADDRESSED THE COUNCIL AND PRESENTED THE WORKABLE PROGRAM FOR URBAN RENEWAL AS PREPARED BY HARLAND BARTHOLOMEW AND ASSOCIATES. ON MOTION BY MR. WEINBERG, SECONDED BY MR. MICHIE, THE MAYOR WAS AUTHORIZED TO EXECUTE THE LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL TO THE HOUSING AND HOME FINANCE AGENCY.
–Charlottesville City Council Minutes, January 6, 1958

2015/08/16

in the Garden

Filed under: flora,God — WmX @ 15:56
Gautama Buddha

reminded, perhaps inappropriately, the mind does that, of a favorite Van Morrison song. No guru, no teacher, no method.

2015/08/13

Pentagon Memorial

Filed under: america — WmX @ 10:28
Mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, children, brothers, sisters, coworkers, flight crew, friends, patriots, into memory. This is Carolyn Halmon's bench.

Mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, children, brothers, sisters, coworkers, flight crew, friends, patriots, into memory. This is Carolyn Halmon’s bench.

2015/08/12

dies caniculares

Filed under: dogs — WmX @ 15:33
dog in chair

I am experiencing the privilege of caring for an old dog.

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