2012/08/31

Obama Rocks

Filed under: politics — WmX @ 15:03


Andy says the rocks come from a local quarry. Varying shapes available. The graphic of POTUS is engraved in the rock, then emphasized with blue paint. Blue a safe color choice…

2012/08/30

Managing chaos

Filed under: Charlottesville — WmX @ 07:35

three notched road crowd control
President Obama in CHO yesterday. A combination of festival and lockdown but naturally it’s best if it feels like a festival.


Andy Lofton of Obamarocks.org on hand with his product.


I’m guessing this fellow was not a supporter.


A perimeter was established.


Not a good day to cross the railroad tracks.


Watchers were watching.


It takes a village to protect and coordinate for a Presidential trip.

2012/08/29

IAD interior

Filed under: Uncategorized — WmX @ 00:26

Anil Revri
A sculpture, a sign? “Wall for Peace” by Anil Revri, 2011. Article here.

2012/08/28

iso Peggy Olsen

Filed under: Charlottesville,politics,signs — WmX @ 09:11

CHO airport sign

We have the product but we have not had quality creative people.–Susan Payne – Payne, Ross & Associates

Good listening available two hours and fifty minutes into the Charlottesville City Council’s August 20 meeting. Interesting if you are a fan of local politics and Mad Men.

Hear the pitch, hear the clients offer feedback and advice to the Creatives. Hear about placemaking, branding, telling the story, creating the creative, pushing product to screens, authentic experience, extracting more time and money from tourists. Hear political correctness go a round with the copywriter…

Shocking, and I’ll let you go, the hour is late, but I’ll tell you, your number one tourism attraction that comes up from all the statewide surveys that are done is birding, isn’t that surprising?–Susan Payne

My one fervent hope. Please please please do away with the “home of the Cavaliers” sign at the airport. New slogan, new sign:
Charlottesville-Albemarle, for the birds….

2012/08/25

stockyard cat

Filed under: dogs — WmX @ 00:38

hp

2012/08/24

it’s the thought that counts

Filed under: flora,government — WmX @ 00:10

tree protection fence, Franklin Street constructed wetland site

2012/08/23

feet first

Filed under: parts — WmX @ 00:36

hallway of doom

2012/08/19

Transposition, asphalt commons

Filed under: Charlottesville,traffic — WmX @ 14:17

yoga
1 mile section of Jefferson Park Avenue temporarily returned to the commons for use by people not in automotive exoskeletons. Yoga in the street.

biker walker

street art
there are 847 acres of road surface in CHO, a sizable canvas

nigerian dwarf
The Nigerian dwarf goat Biscuit

goatherd
Eric Geilker and Biscuit

Labrador
4 y.o. Titan Green drinks.

central place pedestrian mall
Meanwhile on the Downtown pedestrian mall, people share space with equipment responding to a kitchen fire.

2012/08/17

Union Chapel

Filed under: neighborhood,night — WmX @ 07:29


The purposes of the Association shall be:
1. the cultivation of a good community spirit and the maintenance of our area as a wholesome, pleasant place to live.
2. The promotion of programs that will enhance the community spirit and residential quality of the area;
3. The representation of its members to all organizations including the various governing bodies and their instruments, for the conservation and enhancement of this area as an attractive, safe, enjoyable place to live and rear one’s family. –WMNA by-laws

2012/08/16

SUP 101

Filed under: government,meetings,neighborhood — WmX @ 09:27



Charlottesville Neighborhood Development Services planner Brian Haluska AICP presents information regarding the purpose and intent of the “Special Use Permit” provision within the zoning code. How are such permits applied for? Who can grant an SUP?
The informational meeting was held at the Woolen Mills Chapel, organized by Cindy Cartwright and Bill Lankford. Attended by 30 citizens…
Mr. Haluska pointed the assembled toward the definition and regulations pertaining to music halls.

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