Water Street

Central Place CHO DT Mall
I passed through Charlottesville Downtown 8/12/18 on the anniversary of the 2017 calamity. The mall was quiet.
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There were no swords or soda cans. People had migrated south of the Mall to 4th Street to mourn Heather Heyer.
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Lots of folk on Fourth and Water Streets. Not immediately clear what was up. What were the rules? What was the dance? Who should lead off?
crowd @4th and water
It felt like a standoff. Citizens were questioning the garb of the authorities. The authorities weren’t saying much. There was a bit of tension, a question in the air.
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Some people were shouting obscenities. Some people were holding their breath. Some people were thinking.
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There were a three members of City Council on hand.
Councilors Bellamy and Hill…
and Mayor Nikayuh Walker
The Councilors did some good talking, reached out to City management and to law enforcement. No blows fell.
The rain came down.
And everyone went home.

Grandfather and Granddaughter

I’ve been scanning old negatives. The window into the past is contact sheets, but if a negative is dreadfully under or overexposed, the image will not be visible. So I saw this composition once, in 1983 when I took the photo. Yesterday I saw it a second time. My father and his granddaughter. A good man. Letting the sleeping baby lie. Photo from Providence RI, the Hidden Street house.
This was the twins first foray north of the Mason Dixon line.

Sus scrofa domesticus

In November 2012, scientists managed to sequence the genome of the domestic pig. The similarities between the pig and human genomes mean that the new data may have wide applications in the study and treatment of human genetic diseases.
With around 1 billion individuals alive at any time, the domestic pig is one of the most numerous large mammals on the planet
wikipedia

And the pig has never attempted to contest mankind’s claims to their own noble superiority as the paragon of animals. Indeed, pigs have remained on ambivalent if not friendly terms with most all humans until that last clear moment of apprehension of the plans of those that intend to eat them.—Porkopolis

Silent Sam

CHO City manager moves to Chapel Hill
Following the Charlottesville incidents a crowd of a hundred people gathered in August 2017 around the statue to call for its removal. University officials are evaluating state law to determine if that is possible.–Wikipedia

To the sons of the University who entered the war of 1861-65 in answer to the call of their country and whose lives taught the lesson of their great commander that duty is the sublimest word in the English language.–text block on the side of Silent Sam

Charlottesville City Manager is moving to Chapel Hill. Always some statuary to greet the new employee. UVA has a memorial landscape as well. Is UNC like UVA, not part of Chapel Hill?

Silent Sam was torn down August 20, 2018 by a crowd of “protestors”