2014/07/26

business as usual

Filed under: bipedal,signs — WmX @ 12:54

road-closed-sign
This road is thirty-six feet wide. Large enough for three or four vehicle travel lanes.
There is a overhead utilities crew working up the street.
They provide notice to oncoming vehicles, locating their sign where the walkers and wheelchairs go.
Business as usual.

lineman working high voltage

2014/06/20

stump and rump

Filed under: bipedal,development,dolls,environment,trees — WmX @ 08:58

oak stump man in a suit rump
“Streets and their sidewalks, the main public places of the city, are its most vital organs.” The Death and Life of Great American Cities Jane Jacobs

2014/06/19

The giving tree

Filed under: bipedal,development,Uncategorized,Urban Planning — WmX @ 07:40

street stump
“Once there was a tree…and she loved a little boy.” Shel Silverstein.
In 1975 Charlottesville developed a street tree plan.
It was never implemented.
The way we get many of our street trees is making developers plant them,
when the development requires a site plan.
But when the required tree dies, does anyone replace it?
Street Stump!

2014/05/08

Frank and Robin

Filed under: bipedal,family — WmX @ 11:07

Frank and Robin
Scanned a black and white negative this morning. Apple Inc is making this hard to do. If I were to upgrade
beyond OS 10.6.8 my scanner would turn into a brick.
It was a delight to have no processing choices regarding color.
The Tri-X decided.

2014/04/27

65th Annual Dogwood Festival Parade

Filed under: bipedal,Charlottesville,culture — WmX @ 12:09

Buster Ball of Putt Putt
The annual Rorschach test, the Dogwood Festival Parade, took to the streets yesterday. What makes a parade? Fine looking people in uniforms, dresses, martial music, hillbilly music.

chip harding
Many of my favorite law enforcement officials and politicians participated in the parade.

pepsi figures
Buster Ball, the spokesphere for Putt-Putt was followed by the Mountain Dew can with hands. While employing images
that have a national profile many of the companies participating in the parade have deep local roots.
The Jessups of our local Pepsi had a long interest in Riverview.


Charlottesville is the crazy salad without trying.

Little Miss Scottsville
Little Miss Scottsville
Last year’s parade

2014/03/31

tools in the rain

Filed under: bipedal — WmX @ 08:30

tools in the rain
At the corner of Meadowbrook Heights & Grove (38.055790 -78.482827) I came across a pile of tools. What does it mean? There are few tool users in this neighborhood?
It is a neighborhood comprised of golden rule people? No one in the neighborhood walks?
No one in the neighborhood would stoop to pick up trash or treasure?

2013/10/09

Cooking in Belmont

Filed under: bipedal,Charlottesville,culture — WmX @ 15:02

franklin street looking south
At 10:15 this morning members of the JADE task force executed a search warrant at 706 Franklin Street. Three individuals were detained. Materials were removed from what appeared to be a operational laboratory engaged in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Franklin cordoned off
Traffic control cordoned off 500 feet of Franklin Street and established a perimeter. The Fire Department and Hazardous Materials Team handled decontamination.

inbound or outbound?
View from Mason Street looking east. Not able to say what is in the containers. Mr. White?

taking down the decon tent
The operation was winding down around 1330 hrs.

windblown footware
Found this footware just outside the Police perimeter.

2013/09/22

Goruck

Filed under: bipedal — WmX @ 10:07

pedestrians and a phone pole
Sunday morning foot traffic. These folk participating in a Goruck challenge.

2013/09/14

Downtown Mall

Filed under: bipedal,Charlottesville,couples — WmX @ 12:37

healthy eating active living

2013/09/03

Krewe of O.A.K.

Filed under: bipedal,culture — WmX @ 10:15

Oak Street
Dancers warm up for Saturday night Krewe of O.A.K. parade.

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