Cultural landscape, Stari Grad

Bicyclist, Stari Grad Plain, UNESCO World Heritage List since 2009. This cultural landscape has remained largely intact since it was first colonized by Ionian Greeks from Paros in the 4th century BC. The original agricultural activity of this fertile plain, mainly focusing on grapes and olives, has been maintained from Greek times to the present. The landscape features ancient stone walls, small stone shelters, and it testifies to the geometrical system of land division used by the Greeks.—UNESCO

Job site dog

Town Creek
A dog wants to investigate
Running allees
Run around
Meet and greet people.

Tilly is 2+. At an age where she can learn Zen dog skills, stillness, watchfulness.

Lassie would observe. At the moment when someone fell off a ladder, required assistance, she’d put on the tourniquet, apply compression.
Tilly has yet to acquire the full package of EMT skills but she is understanding the quiet observation piece.
She finds a spot in the shade, smells and listens to the wind. Watches. Waits.

Relics, Free, you can’t make this stuff up

“If you want your own slice of Cavalier athletics history, the University of Virginia will distribute bricks from the exterior of University Hall for free Thursday evening.”
ZACK WAJSGRAS/THE DAILY PROGRESS 5/15/2019

queque
Charlottesville got some bad press, fine people on both sides. But real Charlottesville people, I love each and everyone of them, no stain here.

University Hall University Hall is an 8,000+ seat multi-purpose butt-ugly arena on the University of Virginia Grounds in Charlottesville, Virginia. Constructed in 1965. Barry Parkhill and Ralph Sampson played basketball under the dome. B.B. King, Steve Goodman, R.E.M., Dionne Warwick, 10,000 Maniacs, The Pretenders, Grateful Dead, the Beach Boys played music here.

University Hall is being demolished.

Christian belief in the power of relics, the physical remains of a holy site or holy person, or objects with which they had contact, is as old as the faith itself and developed alongside it. Relics were more than mementos. The New Testament refers to the healing power of objects that were touched by Christ or his apostles.–Metropolitan Museum

(Or objects touched by Lucille)

B.B.King backstage, 1971.

The healing power of even half a brick can’t be discounted. And the price, FREE.

600' lineBy 6:30 the line was 600 feet long. Initially the bricks were whole, clean, shrink wrapped on pallets but those were gone soon.
But these are good people, Charlottesvillians. They queue up, they wait patiently, they talk to their neighbors in line.

bobcatThey do not riot or fight, they do not mob the one hapless guy driving the bobcat transporting masonry rubble to the faithful.

iPhoneThe people are civil, polite, kind, patient.

head of the lineUltimately they reach the head of the line.

relic bitsTaking home a fragment of Ralph’s house, of the music hall, of the place where Presidents spoke. A fragment valuable because they believed, because they waited for it, because because.