Former Slabtown neighbors had cut-out pastel porpoises on a stick welcoming inbound motorists. New neighbors installed an undead thing.
Erected by The Daughters of the Confederacy, Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville to Commemorate the Heroism of the Volunteers of Charlottesville and Albemarle County. (engraving on base of statue)
how many bubbles? Friday the 13th. Fellini’s #9
Beer, music, food, people, perfect weather and a Bear in progress (sculptor Ed Miller)
Who is this guy? Was there an outlet, a manufacturer of glorious cause statues in the US at the turn of the century? What kind of rifle? Is he in uniform? Who paid for the statue? How much?
Our City is celebrating its 250th anniversary this year. That is put into perspective when one sees a 30th generation Japanese rice farmer displaced from ancestral fields by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear melt.
We don’t have that sort of multi-generational continuity here. We don’t have any 250 year old trees, people get impatient and cut the big ones down. We do have a nuke-u-lar plant the next county over. We care for the parts of our history that don’t interfere with the seamless operation of automobiles.
We are sensitive revisionists, we ask “is the military statuary appropriate?”
We remake the place. We remove the parts that offend. Then we apologize.
“Church door close due to Rapture.
Sinners you’re to late.”–Rt 312, eastern NC
Saw one of these in Staunton. Saw two more in Beaufort. They are multiplying. Kuru mannequins.
The Commonwealth of Virginia vs. George Wesley Huguely, V continues in the Charlottesville Circuit Court, 315 High Street, Charlottesville, VA. Media have the entrances covered. Unobserved approach would be subterranean or under the cover of smoke or darkness.
150 years ago the cavalry had a knack for arriving where it was unexpected but technology has erased that advantage. Even Thomas Jonathan Jackson mounted on Little Sorrel can’t outflank the radio waves.