Lowes Hell

Filed under: change,Charlottesville — WmX @ 13:13
Meadowbrook Hardware

Found my hardware store for life shuttered. Mercantile changes which result in a loss of
municipal character are a source of sadness.
Who will feed the Preston Avenue cats?


last last picture show

Filed under: change — WmX @ 11:58
regal six closes

Charlottesville Downtown has two theaters that don’t show movies and a third, pictured, which recently shut down. The theater is being remodeled, but its a long breath hold until it reopens.
Vinegar Hill


next in line

Filed under: change — WmX @ 09:51

We’ve been old men for awhile now. Dawning awareness. Been something for years, oh yes.
Old. Men. Queuing up for departure.



Filed under: architecture,change,Urban Planning — WmX @ 14:38

carlton Road
“City Walk” sprouts…



Filed under: change,music — WmX @ 09:09

carpenter center intermission
My first time in life in the presence of RSO players without Emma Gray nearby. Violin concerto written by a human from Richmond, Mason Bates, and performed by a violinist
from another planet, Anne Akiko Meyers. Amazing music. One is reminded, not much time on stage, use it.

dew do due Dewberry

fart can bring us together


Empty rooms

Filed under: change,dead,signs — WmX @ 15:03

offices of the Hook
also the name of a John Mayall album



Filed under: change,dead,friends — WmX @ 10:41

hook hallway
last edition of the Hook

Spencer and McNair
Goodle days. The long goodbye.

out of chaos, a product that you could hold in your hand

recognized by peers

where will they resurface, what will they write?

Enduring thanks to journalists Lisa Provence, Courteney Stuart, Dave McNair and Hawes Spencer


Backwards into Fall

Filed under: change — WmX @ 09:25

long ago Helen and Emma came up with photo illustration ideas for C-Ville.

Hook Xmas party in the Bayly
Hook Christmas party at the Bayly (Fralin)

south street
Three papers, two papers, one paper, no paper?

We need. News hounds. Journalists. Writers digging deep. Publishers willing to bear the burden of delivering news to a community.

Burke said there were Three Estates in Parliament; but, in the Reporters’ Gallery yonder, there sat a Fourth Estate more important far than they all.–Thomas Carlyle


the Hook

Filed under: change,Charlottesville — WmX @ 07:27

1st street Charlottesville
My photo home prepares to turn out the lights.


last picture show

Filed under: change,Charlottesville — WmX @ 11:14

vinegar hill theater exterior
Sunday 2100 hrs. Moviegoers approach Vinegar Hill Theater, one last time. A very different experience than the multi-screen, acres of asphalt Movieplex.

vinegar hill theater blackboard
Not the place you go to see Wolverine. Human scale. Vinegar Hill Theater manager James Ford thanked long time supporters in advance of Frances Ha, the final movie.

audience watches final credits roll
Credits roll. The lights go out on independent cinema in CHO.

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