Sunset over Water Street

news-sunsetwaterstreet3 Sunset reigns over Water Street Wednesday at 8:27pm.


The image shows the typical Charlottesville or Albemarle County driver.... turning left from a straight thru lane. Pathetic.

Yo! Blamblows go give em a ticket you got the evedence! But Please Hook people please do landscapw photos in HUGE! please it's so small I can't tell what color it is

I agree, Lucy. While the picture is quite stunning, one of the first things I imagined was how much better the city would look without all the unsightly telephone phones and wiring. A lot of cities have placed all their electrical, cable and telephone wires underground.

You're probably right, Mike! It's reached epidemic proportions now, 2 out of 3 drivers you pass has a cell phone up to their ear. Stupid people won't be satisfied until they have cell phone useage totally banned while driving. And it will be much easier to enforce than the dumb texting while driving law enacted recently.

Wow. just goes to show you.

There are studies out now proving that texting while driving is considerably more dangerous than drunk driving. even talking on the phone with a hands free device can sometimes be compared to one who is slightly over the limit of .08 BAC. Something will be done nationally it's just going to take a matter of time.

I would also like to mention those who pull over to talk or use their cellphones; kudos. Everytime I see someone doing that it makes my heart melt, truly. I'll get a picture of THAT and have Hook post it!

Just saying.... it seem pretty obvious that the mini van in the picture above is making a left turn from the travel lane. It's ok, so many people do it in this town I've come to cope. I've seen worse on these roads and I've grown numb to these minor traffic violations that could one day lead to a minor-bad accident. but hey, that's why their called ACCIDENTS right? I'm just sayin....

Funny sick, all I saw was the beauty of the scene. Sometimes it takes a dazzling scene like this to snap me out of my self imposed suffering.

Just what I mean --a picture is often better than a thousand words--
it gives one the space and inclination to imagine--a rare pass time in today's speedy world. Now I see this scene in a whole new way.

Well techniclly, the offender to get the ticket is the true offender and the unoffender is now really offended becouse his car is smashed and the ticketted offender is following to close so he gets the ticket. And now they both look stupied.

This is gorgeous !

Good to have people like you Sick who obviously know how to drive. Do hope you can also see how stunning this photograph is, and hope that brings you joy. Mr. Spencer consistently posts outstanding photographs with not only visual beauty, but also a contextual format. Rare talent and one I appreciate. Don't miss the fabulous roof/rainbow picture in this week's Hook (couldn't find it online), taken from the ACAC deck.

Lucy, I only noticed the driver because I was using the stripes in the roadway to determine if this was taken near the abandoned hotel. And it was.

Not only has the person decided to make a left turn from the straight thru lane at the last moment, he/she can't complete the turn. So the car behind them has to slam on the brakes.

travel lite, the cops don't ticket people for stuff like this any longer. But if the offender had been hit by the car behind them, that driver would have most likely gotten a ticket for running into the real offender that caused the accident. :)

Hey Sick! Leave the poor mini-van driver alone! come on she/he was probably on their cellphone! gosh! give them a break.....

jeez sick. i see you on these comments all the time and it seems you just refuse to be happy. now that's stupid.

could be the brake light that's on, not the turn signal. Could be going around another car in the road. You don't know for certain the person is turning left. Ease up.

Pretty photo. Thanks for posting it.

Jen, trust me, I'm very happy at this point in my life. The details are just another long boring story though. I don't think you would be interested in hearing the story anyway.

Mike, you caused this debate by mentioning cell phones! :)

Ain't this cute, 10,000 pounds of big heavy metal rolling down the road. Could have killed somebody in the car, or run over somebody sunbathing at the pool and killed them:


Police say a western New York tow truck driver was texting on one cell phone while talking on another when he slammed into a car and crashed into a swimming pool.

Niagara County sheriff's deputies say 25-year-old Nicholas Sparks of Burt admitted he was texting and talking when his flatbed truck hit the car Wednesday morning in Lockport, which is outside Buffalo.

The truck then crashed through a fence and sideswiped a house before rolling into an in-ground pool.

Police say the 68-year-old woman driving the car suffered head injuries and was in good condition. Her 8-year-old niece suffered minor injuries.

Sparks was charged with reckless driving, talking on a cell phone and following too closely. It couldn't be determined Thursday whether he has a lawyer.