Synchronicity. This photo taken 10/11/12 1314hrs

Surrounded by a phalanx of State Department security flanked by Charlottesville PD and VA State Troopers, HHDL is greeted by members of the local Tibetan community upon arrival at the stage entrance of the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville, Virginia.

day of rest

CLJC Williamston NC
Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, 305 Washington St, Williamston, NC 27892, Route 125, NC
The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith (or CLJC) is a Christian based church organization with its headquarters located in Philadelphia, PA. Founded in 1933 by the late Bishop Sherrod C. Johnson, the church grew into a network of church locations steming from New England to Florida and as far west as California. After Johnson’s death in early 1961, the movement continued to flourish under the ministry of the late Bishop S. McDowell Shelton, gaining international recognition while continuing to maintain a solid base in the United States.The current leader is Bishop Dr. Kenneth N. Shelton (a/k/a Bishop Omega Shelton).–Wikipedia

Complicated Acronym

fenestration and lack thereof. Good place for a mural.

There is hereby created the Placemaking, Livability and Community Engagement (PLACE) Design Task Force (PDTF) to act as an advisory body to the Planning Commission and City Council charged with the following:
1. Reviewing and advising on the urban design aspects of development projects on publicly owned or financed land and developing design criteria for such projects.
2. Reviewing and advising on the design of city capital projects and changes to existing public facilities.
3. Reviewing and advising on proposals for public art.
4. Reviewing the status, adequacy and appropriateness of current landscape and streetscape standards city-wide and recommending improvements.
5. Reviewing existing urban design guidelines and their implementation and identifying and recommending new or additional city-wide best practices for urban design guidelines and their implementation as required.
6. Reviewing special projects as requested by City Council or the Planning Commission.
7. Identifying the obstacles and recommending incentives for the redevelopment of our growth corridors while still fostering good urban design and placemaking.
8. Identifying best practices in master and small area planning, public space design inclusive of street and corridor standards and their implementation and city-wide public engagement processes.– March 5, 2012 Charlottesville City Council

All my friends are in bar bands

Pictured above, Charlottesville monument to the 1st amendment, the freedom o’ speech wall (FOS).
I do not understand why the designers of this monument decided to use rough slate for a surface. The surface is terrible for any kind of work- text or illustration. The surface excels at grinding down pieces of chalk really quick, it is a gigantic stone hasp, it defeats rather than enables communication.

Potemkin Village

May 24
I live in a neighborhood at the foot of Monticello, in a house built by James Starkes. James was working for the Charlottesville Woolen Mills in 1860, eight years before the mill took that name. Eight tenths of a mile west of the Mill site we have new a new neighbor, the Black Market Moto Saloon. The proprietor of the Saloon hopes to secure a special use permit to operate a Music Hall

where are the amplifiers
September 26, Neighborhood Development Services, in conjunction with Moto proprietor, M. Frankovich, conducted a “sound test”. City Councilors and Planning Commissioners plus police and NDS staff were on hand. Only thing missing was the source of the Moto’s big sound. No drums, no bass, no amps, no musicians on stage. Just a svelte PA system and a dismounted bison head.

What did the sound test find? Moderate sound spillage to the street.

Jessica Cunnington of Channel 19 reporting the Big Story. She said it never got too loud near the “Woolen Hills” neighborhood.