2011/12/31

creative 101

Filed under: Charlottesville,signs — WmX @ 14:31

panhandling in 21st century
The rewards of technology for this Charlottesville Downtown Mall panhandler, several burgers from the nearby Five Guys.

2011/12/26

Oculus

Filed under: architecture,dictionary — WmX @ 12:38

UVA Rotunda oculus
Charlottesville, Virginia, UVA Rotunda
2. Architecture . a circular opening, especially one at the apex of a dome.–Dictionary.com

2011/12/25

day of rest

Filed under: damage,God — WmX @ 17:14

heavy with memory
Let us ask the Lord to help us see through the superficial glitter of this season, and to discover behind it the child in the stable in Bethlehem, so as to find true joy and true light–Pope Benedict XVI

2011/12/24

flier

Filed under: dolls — WmX @ 01:29


Statue was once on the edge of a cliff. Now it is in the middle of a plaza, trivialized by the flat pedestrian surround.

2011/12/22

Lawyer and Professor

Filed under: Charlottesville — WmX @ 11:01

dirt bosses
John Conover and Rich Collins are re-sworn as directors of the Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District. SWCD’s are political subdivisions which address natural resource programs.
This followed swearing of the Clerk of Court, CHO Council and school-board.

2011/12/21

East High Street

Filed under: Charlottesville,signs — WmX @ 01:02

entrance corridor
There is not much display advertising in Charlottesville secondary to a sign ordinance. A few survive on East High Street.

2011/12/20

nautical twilight

Filed under: night,riverine,stinky — WmX @ 12:55

Monticello, Monalto, Rivanna
Walking southwest on the Rivanna right bank trail toward Monticello {left} and the Woolen Mills Village National Historic District.
In eight days the regional water and sewer authority board (RWSA) will vote on whether to locate a 53 million gallon per-day sewage pumping station in this park.

The following information is provided for Charlottesville, Virginia (longitude W78.5, latitude N38.0):
Tuesday
20 December 2011 Eastern Standard Time

SUN
Begin civil twilight 6:56 a.m.
Sunrise 7:26 a.m.
Sun transit 12:11 p.m.
Sunset 4:57 p.m.
End civil twilight 5:27 p.m.

2011/12/17

magnolia grandiflora

Filed under: flora — WmX @ 12:48

bull bay
Visited the Rotunda yesterday to see the magnolias that have occupied the gardens flanking that structure for a century. Has the fate of the trees been sealed?


Will Mr. Tom come flying out of the Rotunda when the chainsaws crank to bargain with the sawyers? Possibly he could have made tiny replicas of the Rotunda from the bull bay heartwood.

2011/12/16

Martha

Filed under: people — WmX @ 10:43

Marha Roberts

My landlady, Martha Richford Roberts, photo circa 1910. I rented from her for three years in 1970′s, on Foster’s branch, a chestnut log cabin + 100 acres in the Southwestern Mountains, $100/mo. She called the place Roundabout. The rumor is that someone in the Dave Matthews organization owns it now. Dunno. Haven’t returned in 35 years.
Martha danced as a youngster. This photo titled “The Comet”, taken by Count Jean De Strelecki.
Martha wrote poetry and fed many cats. She had a housemate, Martha Mabel Moore.

2011/12/15

random deli

Filed under: city — WmX @ 11:12

god bless deli
JLO, when is that birthday party?

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