Hill and Wood

Filed under: bipedal — WmX @ 15:41

north parking lot
ninety-three degrees in the shade


A Short History of America

Filed under: Urban Planning — WmX @ 17:10

r crumb planning commission and council
R. Crumb’s image made a cameo appearance at the Charlottesville City work session on land use June 7. Originally this image of landscape metamorphosis was in black and white and not set to music.



Filed under: dictionary,signs — WmX @ 08:48

mis·spell–verb (used with object), verb (used without object), mis·spelled or mis·spelt, mis·spell·ing.
to spell incorrectly.–Dictionary.com


downtown mall

Filed under: Charlottesville — WmX @ 08:29


celebrity president

Filed under: UVA — WmX @ 11:45

The celebrity president was rumored to like brick and old timey shoes.



Filed under: Uncategorized — WmX @ 09:58

soda trash

Will the UVA Board of Visitors get sacked? Will President Sullivan be reinstated? How many ounces in a double big gulp? Summer in the little southern City.



Filed under: signs — WmX @ 08:07

Unidentified man circumambulates the Charlottesville City Market with a sign about community water system additives. Plain water is hard to find.


neighborhood model

Filed under: Urban Planning — WmX @ 00:21

named the opposite of what it is
My introduction to real estate advertising was an issue of Mad Magazine in the 1960’s.
Honest to goodness, discover Treesdale.
Note the three foot wide planting strip to the left of the sidewalk on the edge of Rio Road. Where are the trees to shade pedestrians?
Where is the “planting strip” wide enough to support trees?
(Techniques outlined in the magazine seem to be in play here.
Name your real estate development what it is not.
Formerly this section of Rio Road was lined with massive oaks…)

mallside is accurate

Land use planners have spent too much time focusing on numbers: the number of units per acre, the number of cars per hour, the number of floors per building, and not enough time on the values, customs, characteristics, and quirks that make a place worth caring about. Edward T McMahon

Dazzle with a clever name. Put a giraffe on the roof.

I believe the name of this development is the East Rio Office Park. Dentists, lawyers and deer. I challenge any member of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors to walk Route 29 from Rio Road to the City line and say:
“I don’t see the need for Places 29”

These neighborhoods and their centers will be pedestrian-oriented and mixed-use; they will offer a variety of housing choices, retail environments, office types, and employment opportunities. They will be connected by an attractive, efficient, and accessible multimodal transportation system.–AlbCo Community Development


day of rest

Filed under: God — WmX @ 19:28

st. James Church RIC
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.–James1:22



Filed under: family — WmX @ 07:34

Horace's funeral
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