2012/07/31

Church ISO new home

Filed under: architecture — WmX @ 09:31

Preservation Piedmont recently documented the structure, and has been in contact with leaders of the congregation and Charlottesville-Albemarle Regional Airport to try to locate a new owner who will assume the responsibility and expense of removing it from the site. As the parishioners of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church have recently moved to their new facility, the new owner of the historic church would be free to repurpose the historic structure.

The historic Pleasant Grove Baptist Church is a fine example of a rural church type that is fast disappearing from the county’s landscape; the last chance to preserve the structure is running out. If you are interested in helping to save this structure, please contact Preservation Piedmont at preservationpiedmont@gmail.com or contact Bill Pahuta at CHO directly at 434-973-8342 x103.–Preservation Piedmont

2012/07/29

day of rest

Filed under: flora — WmX @ 09:10

quercus phellos
Willow Oak, Westminster-Canterbury, Richmond, Virginia

2012/07/28

Radio Island

Filed under: night — WmX @ 09:47

night
Beaufort Inlet Channel, sky glow of Morehead City to the west, southern tip of Radio Island, night…

2012/07/26

Rivanna River

Filed under: polictics,riverine — WmX @ 08:11


The Chesapeake Bay Foundation arranged a river trip for local political leaders on the Rivanna last Saturday. The Rivanna and the Chesapeake Bay, they are the same water. The EPA’s attempt to improve the health of the Bay is looked upon by many upstream as an unfunded mandate. It is a gift of awareness. We are critters, we live in an ecosystem. Clean air and water matter. Dirty water kills critters.

People who love nature and want to preserve access to public land understand they are dealing with a tricky balance, but they generally believe that in order for something to be protected, it must first be loved. A wealthy landowner will put 300 acres in trust for that love (and for a tax break), but the public will rally to preserve 10,000 acres of forest land only if they use it and know it.
The Rivanna River was our first highway. It is also beautiful and can only become more so if we turn our faces to it, as a community, instead of showing it our backs. Those of us who prefer secret, wild places also delight in the hunt for new ones.—Giles Morris, editor C-Ville

2012/07/23

headless

Filed under: damage,dolls — WmX @ 00:48


headless mannequins make me slightly uneasy. I guess the idea is to focus attention on the dress? 5th ST SE CHO

2012/07/22

day of rest

Filed under: architecture — WmX @ 10:35

former mortuary?
203 8th Street NW. I think this structure once housed a funeral home. If you can supply a narrative about past history or current use please do.

2012/07/20

the batman

Filed under: culture,dictionary — WmX @ 14:27

1968
bat·man
noun, plural bat·men. (in the British army) a soldier assigned to an officer as a servant.
Origin: 1745–55; short for bat-horse man, equivalent to bat < French bât packsaddle (< Vulgar Latin *bastum, noun derivative of *bastāre to carry < Late Greek *bastân, re-formation of Greek bastázein to lift, carry) + horse + man1--Dictionary.com
The Dark Knight Rises review

2012/07/19

steeple, buzzard, wires

Filed under: architecture,fauna,fishbones — WmX @ 06:27

steeple buzzard wires
roadside, Lancaster County, Virginia

2012/07/18

breakfast

Filed under: family — WmX @ 15:23

egg pills
three hots and a cot

2012/07/16

young creatives

Filed under: Charlottesville,signs — WmX @ 10:17

Mama Punkass and her sign
q. What is your name?
a. I am going to give you an alias, Mama Punkass, it is my Rainbow name. I go to Rainbow gatherings.

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